Author Topic: TR High Rigg from Stannah Sat 5 Sep 20  (Read 398 times)

April

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TR High Rigg from Stannah Sat 5 Sep 20
« on: 05:07:04, 09/09/20 »
We planned on a low level walk, a new AW for Squeaky, High Rigg. We weren't sure what the weather would be like, we'd forgotten to check the forecast before we left! We parked in the layby at Stannah and walked up the A591 to access the path through the gate that leads up Wren Crag.

On the way to Wren Crag


Castle Rock and The Green from the way up Wren Crag


It was cold and a bit blustery and the wind was in our faces

The last of the steep bit almost over


The route is steep in places and the rock was wet making a slippery climb too on the rocky bits.

On the top of Wren Crag looking across High Rigg


We had good views and it was dry for the time being.

Looking south from Wren Crag with the Helvellyn range on the left


A look back toward Thirlmere and Raven Crag


Blencathra from Wren Crag


Looking back at our route


A lovely fell with lots of twists and turns and ups and downs


Squeaky leading the way


On the way to High Rigg summit


There were quite a few people about on the fell, it is a popular fell to do in iffy weather.

A new Wainwright for Squeaky


We got the summit to ourselves to take some photos, we hadn't expected to!

Clough Head and Threlkeld Knotts from High Rigg


View toward Thirlmere from High Rigg summit


Descending to the St John's Church col


We took the path leading left that leads to the col near the seat to the west of the Youth Centre. a slightly easier descent for aging bones.

Skiddaw with a bit of cloud


On the way toward Sosgill


We passed the church and said hello to a couple with big smiles on their faces, really enjoying their walk we thought. We took the gate past the graveyard on the very lovely path down St John's in the Vale

Lunchtime view of Clough Head and Fisher Wife's Rake


Our luck ran out with the weather when we stopped for lunch, it started chucking it down and we sat under the storm shelter until it stopped.

Squeaky ready to go


Pleb trespassing on Squeaky's back


Cute calf


The narrow path high above St John's Beck


This path needs a little care as there is a big drop down to the beck for a while.

Route map


A lovely walk, one that never fails to please. Stannah layby - Wren Crag - High Rigg - St John's In the Vale Church - Sosgill - Stannah. 5.6 miles and 397m ascent.
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Re: TR High Rigg from Stannah Sat 5 Sep 20
« Reply #1 on: 08:25:15, 09/09/20 »
Nice photos from what looks look a lovely walk, April.  O0
I was getting a sense of deja vu as I scrolled through your photos as I have just been reading Mel's blog about her recent walk up High Rigg!


PS - nice of Squeaky to give Pleb a piggy back! :D
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Re: TR High Rigg from Stannah Sat 5 Sep 20
« Reply #2 on: 08:31:16, 09/09/20 »
Good to see you back in the Lakes  O0  Blencathra looking lovely as always.
Great How, the wooded pimple in the middle of your pic of Thirlmere is the first hill I took my kids up in the Lakes to test the waters before Cat Bells 2 days later.

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Re: TR High Rigg from Stannah Sat 5 Sep 20
« Reply #3 on: 11:58:36, 09/09/20 »
Stannah? You after stair lifts now? 😄 You should not put pigs on dogs, they might produce a chimera.
Great shots again.  O0

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Re: TR High Rigg from Stannah Sat 5 Sep 20
« Reply #4 on: 19:30:25, 09/09/20 »
I was getting a sense of deja vu as I scrolled through your photos as I have just been reading Mel's blog about her recent walk up High Rigg!


 :)  We did think of Mel a few times on the walk we know High Rigg is a favourite of hers. And mine it is a great little fell.


PS - nice of Squeaky to give Pleb a piggy back! :D


She wasn't too keen on doing it for some reason  ;)


Good to see you back in the Lakes  O0 


It was nice to be back  :)


Stannah? You after stair lifts now? 😄


I don't have stairs in my house, so that would be a no!


You should not put pigs on dogs, they might produce a chimera.


You have a very overactive imagination  ;)
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Re: TR High Rigg from Stannah Sat 5 Sep 20
« Reply #5 on: 20:34:35, 09/09/20 »
Great report and photos April, really like the view of Blencathra from there O0  Do you find Skiddaw nearly always has cloud around its summit? In my trips to the Lakes in previous years I found that very often. To get a cloud free summit I had to get up at 6.30am, gained the summit by 9am, back to Keswick by 11am in August 2017.

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Re: TR High Rigg from Stannah Sat 5 Sep 20
« Reply #6 on: 20:50:14, 09/09/20 »
Great pics Ape O0
Next time pigs might fly ;D
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Re: TR High Rigg from Stannah Sat 5 Sep 20
« Reply #7 on: 07:51:05, 10/09/20 »
Do you find Skiddaw nearly always has cloud around its summit?


 :)  A lot of the time, along with most of the higher fells!


Next time pigs might fly ;D


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Re: TR High Rigg from Stannah Sat 5 Sep 20
« Reply #8 on: 12:43:53, 10/09/20 »
Ahhhh  :smitten:


Thank you for checking up on my hill.  I also got a sense of de ja vu, and enjoyed every minute  :)


I'm puzzled though, when I walk it, I get the mileage at around 6.5 to 7 miles (on ViewRanger) give or take a bit depending on how many lumps I explore.


Richard - I thought my Mum was the only person who reads my blog  ;D

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Re: TR High Rigg from Stannah Sat 5 Sep 20
« Reply #9 on: 17:49:02, 10/09/20 »

Richard - I thought my Mum was the only person who reads my blog  ;D
It was a very strange coincidence that I looked at your blog about High Rigg just before April posted her TR.  :o
Maybe because I've been looking at the map of that area, Clough Head and the Old Coach Road more specifically, and your walk up High Rigg subliminally crept into my mind....
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Re: TR High Rigg from Stannah Sat 5 Sep 20
« Reply #10 on: 19:00:50, 10/09/20 »
Thank you for checking up on my hill. 


No problem  :)


I'm puzzled though, when I walk it, I get the mileage at around 6.5 to 7 miles (on ViewRanger) give or take a bit depending on how many lumps I explore.


The figure quoted was measured using Viewranger but we didn't deviate from the main paths at all. I've just measured the route with my trusty mile marked length of string. String says 5.7 miles. I've noticed when walking with others if they measure the distance with their devices there is usually a discrepancy in the totals of distance and ascent so goodness knows what the real distance is  :) 
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Re: TR High Rigg from Stannah Sat 5 Sep 20
« Reply #11 on: 21:43:45, 10/09/20 »
Great pics again April O0  High Rigg never disappoints  ;) 
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