Saturday, 1 July 2000

Great Rigg

Great Rigg guards Fairfield from the south
Height: 766m (2,513ft)
Prominence: 31m (102ft)
Region: Eastern Fells
Classifications: Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 2
Related trip report:
The Fairfield Horseshoe & Stone Arthur - 21/11/2015
The Fairfield Horseshoe - 23/04/2013
The summit cairn
What Wainwright said:

"Great Rigg has no topographical secrets or surprises. It is a plain, straightforward, uninteresting fell on the southern spur of Fairfield, with gentle declivities linking the summit to the continuing ridge on either side".

As mentioned, Great Rigg is regarded as no more than an undulation on the southern ridge of Fairfield though it qualifies as a Hewitt thanks to its prominence of 31m. Best seen from Grasmere, its summit appears to dominate the valley.

Generally climbed as part of the Fairfield Horseshoe, Great Rigg give good views of the western fells as well as a large number of tarns and water bodies.

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