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Winter walk from the door

High Rigg is a lovely quiet fell, similar height to the more famous Catbells, but quieter, with views across Thirlmere, and to Bassenthwaite Lake, Helvelyn to the east, and Blencathra and Skiddaw to the North – the views all around are just splendid.

A great half day jaunt at any time of year – just cross the road and slip through the snicker, cross the fields to the fell wall with a convenient ladder style, along the bridleway and through the gate, before heading up to the beautiful old Ash Tree on the skyline. My hugga tree! Perfect spot for a lazy afternoon..but head on up for a few metres and you hit the path following the ridge line to the top of High Rigg – fabulous views in all directions!

You can descend to the church, and turn left to head home, or straight across to visit Tewet’s Tarn – a favourite rarely visited beauty spot where fell ponies come to drink.

Todays photos on a sparkling winters day, leaving nothing but footprints in the snow!

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