2nd May 2004

High Rigg from Castlerigg Stone Circle.


Walk Overview
Time 09:45 to 13:45
Duration 4 hr
Distance 6.3 mile
Ascent 1430 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Castlerigg Stone Circle - Naddle Bridge - Tewet Tarn - Low Rigg - St John's in the Vale Church - High Rigg - Shaw Bank - A591 - High Nest - Castlerigg Stone Circle
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Parking spaces, Castlerigg Stone Circle

If you arrive here in the middle of the day at the height of summer, you'll probably find the place full, but if you're prepared to wait, it won't be long until one of the visitors at Castlerigg Stone Circle jumps in their car and drives off. Unless you're using this place as a starting poit for a walk, most people only seem to stay here for ten or fifteen minutes at the most.

Surprisingly because it's next to such a popular tourist attraction parking is free.


Route Map

Castlerigg Stone Circle with Castlerigg Fell and Walla Crag behind

Tewet Tarn with Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell behind

Fell ponies between Low Rigg and Tewet Tarn

Looking back down to Low Rigg from the path up to High Rigg. St John's in the
Vale Church and the youth center are the buildings in the trees

A Lady Bird on High Rigg

Looking back down the path up high Rigg.

High Rigg summit.
The fells behind are L - R. Skiddaw, Lonscale Fell, Great Calva, Blease Fell

One of the High Rigg tarns

Looking towards Skiddaw from the track near Shaw Bank

Shaw Bank Crag

Blencathera from the fields near Sykes Farm

Looking back up towards the track between Low Rigg and High Rigg

David Hall -
Lake District Walks