Lake District walks - High Rigg

Looking down on the Diocesan Youth Centre, from half way up High Rigg. Bassenthwaite Lake is in the background.

This time, on a crisp January day in 2007: Skiddaw topped by cloud,on the left; Lonscale Fell, in the middle; and Blencathra on the right. Great Calva is the fell in the far distance.

This is Blencathra from almost exactly the same place.

Blue skies in winter...

Here are four Riggs in a row: from the left, Sophie, Joanna, Samba and High...

The Helvellyn range, from High Rigg.

Here is High Rigg from the valley to the west - as you can see, it's not really that high at all...

Thirlmere appears as you cross Naddle Fell.

The buildings are the control centre for the dam at the northern end of Thirlmere, whence flows much of the water destined for Manchester. The yellow scar, which is now of course no longer visible, covers a new pipe laid in 2004 to Latrigg, some miles up to the right. Latrigg has an underground reservoir, fed in this way from Thirlmere, which services Keswick (and also Braithwaite via the little reservoir in Coledale which you pass on the way up to Barrow Door).

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For somewhere to stay nearby, try

Highbridge Cottage.

© P. G. R. Rigg 2004, 2007