Saturday, 1 July 2000

Blea Rigg

The crags of Blea Rigg rising above Easedale
Height: 541m (1,775ft)
Prominence: 20m (65ft)
Region: Central Fells
Classifications: Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Rock outcrop
Times climbed: 3
Related trip reports:
The Langdale Pikes via Jack's Rake - 29/09/2018
Blea Rigg & Silver How - 22/01/2017
Langdale & Blea Rigg - 02/06/2013
Blea Rigg's modest summit
What Wainwright said:

"The intricate and erratic ridge or shoulder that comes down from High Raise and, after a journey of several miles, expends itself at the meeting-place of the Rothay and Brathay rivers, is broad and undulating. Hardly anywhere can it properly be called a ridge for its features are akin to an upland plateau, but at one point a mild steepening of the sides do confer a certain boldness of character. This place is Blea Rigg".

Blea Rigg stands between Easedale and Great Langdale and is the first of three summits that mark the end of the eastern ridge of High Raise; the others being Silver How and Loughrigg Fell.

A number of additional named peaks join the summit proper, these are Great Castle How, Little Castle How, Swinsescar Pike and Lang How. Silver How could also be considered.

It can be a difficult task to find the summit proper, thanks to the series of rocky tops and network of paths, however, it is marked by a cairn above a stone shelter.

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