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It is important that we follow government advice and stay at home. The Lake District National Park Authority car parks are now closed. They will remain only for use by our local communities, in populated areas for essential functions – such as attending GP appointments or for essential shopping.

Guided Walk: High Rigg - a Mountain in Miniature

Group of walkers resting on a grassy hill with fells in the background

13 April 2020

Walk in Wainwright's footsteps on this circular walk up, over and around High Rigg in St John's-in-the-Vale, with panoramic views. Car park is 0.5km on the left from junction of A591 and B5322.

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Find out about the 214 'Wainwright' fells

  • Starts from: Legburthwaite car park, Thirlmere, off the B5322 at 10:30 am
  • see start point descriptions here.
  • Grid reference: NY 316 196
  • Price: Adult £10, child free
  • Length: 9.0 km, 5.5 miles
  • Total ascent: 400 m (cumulative height from start point to finish point).
  • Highest point: 357 m
  • Duration: 4.5 hours
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Grade description

    A walk is graded based on a combination of length, duration, terrain, total ascent and highest point.

    Medium walks of 5 – 15 km (3 – 9 miles). On hilly ground with often rough and uneven terrain and occasional steep gradients. A reasonable level of fitness is needed.
  • Well behaved dogs on leads and guide dogs are welcome.

What to wear

  • Footwear: On walks graded easy plus and above, you will encounter rocky, uneven and steep ground to varying degrees. The most suitable footwear for this type of terrain is a walking boot with ankle support and a deep tread.
  • In exceptional circumstances, our leaders have the discretion to accept walkers with alternative footwear such as approach shoes. Decisions are based on the type and condition of footwear, experience of the walker, the route and the weather conditions.
  • Certain types of footwear are never acceptable on walks graded easy plus and above, such as wellington boots, flip-flops and sandals.
  • Waterproof trousers and a waterproof and windproof jacket, even in summer it can get cold on the higher fells.
  • A warm top such as a fleece or jumper
  • Hat, gloves and sun protection
  • Enough food and drink for the type and duration of the activity
  • Don't forget any personal medication
  • Refunds will not apply if you are inappropriately dressed and equipped.

For more details check our list of what to wear and bring. There’s more information in our FAQs to help make the most of your time.

If we have to cancel a walk we will post a notice of cancellation on the listing.

Please, note terms and conditions apply.

Group on a hillside on a guided walk in the Lake District

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