6th September 2016

Tewet Tarn and High Rigg

Walking with  
Castlerigg Stone Circle - Goosewell Farm - Naddle Bridge - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale Church - High Rigg - Shaw Bank - Dale Bottom - Nest Brow - Castle Lane - Castlerigg Stone Circle
Fells visited
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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


This morning we returned from a week's holiday in Conwy, North Wales and as the day turned out nice a sunny I headed out for a short walk over High Rigg. Here I look across to Lonscale Fell and Blease Fell from a very busy car park next to Castlerigg Stone Circle.


I'm off the road now and heading up towards Tewet Tarn.

Tewet Tarn in front of Lonscale Fell and Blencathra (more or less)

And a wider view.

After giving a herd of noisy and excitable bullocks a VERY wide berth I'm back on the proper path and looking across St John's in the Vale to Clough Head and the Dodds.

St John's in the Vale Church

Walking up to High Rigg.

High Rigg summit.

A view along High Rigg towards some very dark looking fells and a small section of Thirlmere.

Looking back.


The route off the ridge was like a sea of bracken this afternoon.

I walk along the road at Shaw Bank in really hot sunshine but it wasn't to last for a great deal longer.


Piper House and Stone Cottage.

Looking across Dale Bottom to High Rigg.

And to finish, I walk along Castle Lane with a view of Blencathra ahead of me.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks