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High Rigg, Legburthwaite
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Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Central Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - John Paterson

Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Ascent - 700 feet / 212 metres

Time - 3 hours 30 minutes

Grade - easy

High Rigg is a wonderful Lakeland fell lying just north of Legburthwaite near Thirlmere. This Lake District walk offers the chance to explore High Rigg whilst enjoying some excellent views to the dramatic slopes of Blencathra (the Saddleback). Wainwrights included in this walk are - High Rigg. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

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Walk 1158
High Rigg from Legburthwaite
Grade - easy
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 2049
Calfhow Pike & the Dodds from Legburthwaite
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 2524
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Grade - easy
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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