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Name:Great Rigg
Hill number:2539
Height:766.1m / 2513ft
Parent (Ma):2521  Fairfield
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Leven (Ulverston)
Class:Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett,
Synge, Fellranger, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
(Tu,Sim,Hew,N,W,B,Sy,Fel,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:NY 35593 10406
Summit feature:rock 15m NE of cairn
Drop:31m
Col:735m  NY356107  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL5S OL7N
Observations:cairn (NY 35584 10395) is Wainwright
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 1394 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Climbed as part of Fairfield Horseshoe.Steve8101/04/2019
Ran up from Grasmere, very cold wind at the top with mist, en route to Fairfieldptauwhare17/02/2019
Headed up from Heron Pike on the Fairfield round in winter conditionsZoe Little19/01/2019
With Clare, Anita turned back at Stone ArthurTeasyChris09/01/2019
With Jules and Jill from Rydal Hall completing the Fairfield HorseshoeGrey Hare01/01/2019
Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg and Stone Arthur With Amanda, Maxine, Di and GusAbiD30/10/2018
4 of 14 on 16 mile round. Wainwright no. 45The-Z-Man25/10/2018
Rydale Church, Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Rydal Fell, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, Little Hart Crag, Red Screes, Raven Crag, Snarker Pike, Amblesidegaryhoney15/10/2018
Part of Fairfield horseshoe out of RydalRaefen2722/09/2018
Ascent from Rydal Church to Nab Scar and on to Heron Pike. Round to Stone Arthur. Ascent of Great Rigg and on to Fairfield (low cloud). Round to Hart Crag, Dove Crag, High Pike and Low Pike. Off-piste return via Humphrey’s Crags and Birk Hagg to Rydal Hall.raymooremanx01/09/2018
105belly11/08/2018
Full day’s walk with Janet.GordyH19/07/2018
Fairfield HorseshoeJephcote8307/07/2018
Solo walk from Ambleside - Nab Scar - Heron Pike - GREAT RIGG - Fairfield - Hart Crag - Dove Crag - High Pike - Low Pike - Wainwright 137Nutty05/07/2018
Re-visit following first ascent of Stone Arthur. Continued to Fairfield.deurgar10/06/2018
Fairfield HorseshoeRik.Fizz01/06/2018
as part of Fairfield Horseshoe with Nicola.andrew larkins228/05/2018
simmo002013/05/2018
MQ/sc/da/cm//mtquartley12/05/2018
Done as part of Fairfield Horseshoe with Chris from Ambleside.karentracey05/05/2018
Windermere Holiday 2018cwrci09/04/2018
Rydal horseshoe taking in 8 Wainwrights: Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, High Pike, Low Pike. Wet and cold with poor visibility, and a lot of snow patches.davepeel27/03/2018
quite a steep,rock and ice climb to Great Rigg from heron Pike. Joined by our new friend the Raven. very cold difficult with high winds and Deep snow Meandering through the rocky summit.Scotty 2 Hotty09/02/2018
christopherpenningto30/01/2018
With SR from White Swan via Alcock TarnFrank29/01/2018
Up from Stone Arthur with Eire, Evan, a Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave13/01/2018
Low Pike, High Pike, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Heron Pike, Nab Scarkeithouk07/01/2018
From Ambleside on Fairfield horseshoe round with A&M on clear day with snow cover.PeterD28/12/2017
Fairfield horseshoesimonshrewsbury25/11/2017
Fairfield horseshoe, clockwise, parking at Rydal and around to Red Scree. Sunshine and showers, and lots of rainbows!huwthomas04/11/2017
Parked near White Moss, coffin route, Rydal, Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg, Stone Arthur, Alcock Tarn. Good views and conditions for walking.Fell_wanderer01/11/2017
With: hb; Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside via Low Sweden Bridge and descending Nab Scar to Rydal Hall teashop & walk back to Ambleside. Very clear day with good views.Ian Baines29/10/2017
Parked under Loughrigg - Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Stone Arthur, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, High Pike, Low Pike back to the car then moved & parked at Troutbeck, Troutbeck Tongue, Baystones & Wansfell Pike.Stu Percival10/10/2017
With Tony Gordon.zoob18/09/2017
Parked up outside Grasmere, up to Seat Sandal, back down again and up Fairfield. On to Great Rigg, onto Stone Arthur and back to car. Weather not too bad,plenty of people out.GaryG29/08/2017
Fairfield Horseshoe anti-clockwise with Mary Paul and Nicola. Overcast but dry.rwinrow26/08/2017
Bagged walking Fairfield horseshoe.alanm917/08/2017
Set off with Sam from The Swan Hotel (where we were staying) - up on to Stone Arthur and Great Rigg then down Heron Pike and Nab Scar and into the Badger bar for a beer! Bit of a slog back to Grasmere after a beer but great walk.Mozzer13/08/2017
Fairfield Horseshoe, walking from Ambleside on a beautiful sunny day.Delta6808/07/2017
Walked up from Stone Arthur, stunning views down Windermere to the south, to the Langdale and other fells west, Helvellyn north and the Rydal Horshoe fells to the east.Chris Mac25/06/2017
From Rydal Fairfield Horseshoe Nab Scar Heron Pike Great Rigg Fairfield Hart Crag Dove Crag High Pike Low PikeWifey201622/06/2017
Fairfield horseshoe in mist todayTobo196922/06/2017
Fairfield Horseshoe with Jill & Gary.ijpowell01/06/2017
Fairfield Horseshoe. With IW.jonesthesteam14/05/2017
3/4 doneCyclistno114/05/2017
Fairfield Horseshoe completed with Big MartinJC106/05/2017
On the way around the horseshoe heading south .Haygalzer04/05/2017
Lovely climb up from Stone Arthur.apshepherd29/04/2017
4/12 Great walk on sunny day with snow at height (Nab Scar/Heron Pike (Rydal)/Heron Pike North Top (Rydal Fell)/Great Rigg/Fairfield/Hart Crag/Dove Crag/High Pike (Scandale)/Low Pike/Scout Scar/Scout Scar (Wainwright Summit)/Arndale Knott)Fergalh25/03/2017
Part of Fairfield HorseshoeMick299119/02/2017