|High Rigg in the valley below Raise|
Height: 357m (1,171ft)
Prominence: 189m (2,992ft)
Region: Central Fells
Classifications: Marilyn, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
High Rigg, Raven Crag & Castle Crag - 06/09/2014
|High Rigg's summit|
"The valley running from Dunmail Raise, and containing Thirlmere, is suddenly confronted by a steep, abrupt fell, just at the final stage of its course. High Rigg is rough and craggy although of modest elevation".
High Rigg, surrounded on all sides by higher fells, is sandwiched between the ridge of High Raise and Helvellyn.
High Rigg resembles a model of the Lakeland Fells in miniature, complete with crags, intermediate tops, tarns and even a 'pass' crossing the ridge halfway along, complete with church.
The summit has a cairn set on an outcrop and commands a fine view of the surrounding fells. The giants of Skiddaw and Blencathra dominate the view to the north, and Clough Head and the Helvellyn range the view east.
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