25th March 2011

Tewet Tarn and High Rigg from Castlerigg Stone circle


Walk Overview
Time 13.45 to 16.05
Duration 2 hr 5 min
Distance 5 mile
Ascent 1050 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Castlerigg Stone Circle - Naddle Bridge - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale Church - High Rigg - Naddle Valley - A591 - Castle Lane - 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

Blencathra, looking nice and bright as we set off from the roadside next to Castlerigg Stone Circle.

A view across to High Rigg, Clough Head and The Dodds, taken from the roadside near Goosewell Farm.

Skiddaw Little Man and Lonscale Fell, taken just before we turned off to Tewet Tarn.

, , , , and just in case you were wondering how far it is to Penrith and Keswick.

This is all the proof we need that spring has arrived.

Tewet Tarn was lovely today (as usual). Although Blencathra was looking a bit darker than it had when we'd set out. I'll bet anyone on there would have been kicking themselves for not choosing Skiddaw instead.

Looking ahead to St John's in the Vale Church and High Rigg.

From the rock in the previous picture, I turned to the left and took this photo of Clough Head.

St John's in the Vale Church.

Clough Head seemed to dominate the views along much of this walk. I took this photo as we walked up from the church to High Rigg.

Jennifer was obviously enjoying the view and it seemed a shame to say "move out of the way" so I just took the picture and said nothing.


It was just a quick nip up and down High Rigg today, and no sooner had we left this path than we were back down and on our way again.

A view back across to High Rigg.

And again, this time with Clough Head and The Dodds behind High Rigg.

Low Nest Farm.

The final part of today's walk was along Castle Lane, which links the A591 to Castlerigg Stone Circle.

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