Name:Banner Rigg
Hill number:16144
Height:265m / 869ft
Parent (Ma):2528  High Street
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Far Eastern Fells
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Catchment:Kent, Catchment Boundaries, Leven (Ulverston)
Class:Tump (200-299m)
Grid ref:SD 42645 99421
Summit feature:cairn/shelter
Col:209m  SD427999  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 96 97
(1:25k) OL7N
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 44 users)ByDate of Ascent
From North. Found trig bolt within shelter cairn.cjo14/01/2024
2nd ascent -to savour a beautiful autumnal sunset at 4pm as an outrageously stunning sharp as bell day, melted away. Dark shadowy mountains and inky Windermere. A 14km solo afternoon run/walk from Troutbeck along the quiet Ings back road to bag the 2 x P20s' above Grassgarth where the mountains descend to becomes stone walled sheep fields. Accessed via gates and through-stones in walls. Easier running back from here as more downhill. 2.5 hrs -back just before dark. Pleased as I had come close to dozing in the sunroom after lunch and a morning walk up Wansfell Pike with L, and didn't think Id have time or energy to bag the 2 distant P20 tops when I left at 2pm - but sunny weather was magnetic as ever.Chris Pearson24/11/2023
Parking difficult but places available as you enter Bishop Plantation from the SE. Walk back down the road to the junction and pick up the reservoir track. Scale the wall to the right after reaching the reservoir fenceline and keep to the wall up the field edges. Used the smout hole to crawl through to reach the summit, replacing the stones after returning through it.moorsman06/08/2022
I reckon that wall was quite a problem and only easily crossed at the SW corner of the pasture with the reservoir in it. Lovely view over Windermere. On Sour Howes/ Sallows/ Latrigg walk so parked at a decent lay-by at 426003, 700 yds from resr track but a point on my walk, after Dubbs Rd.pwheeler04/03/2022
Revisit for a proper look for the buried trig block - which I failed to find. From N again but maybe better from S?RHW27/02/2022
On a bagging walk round Windermere: Orrest Head, Banner Rigg, Grandsire, School Knott, Heathwaite Hill and Brant FellPhilipChaston03/12/2021
Small windshelter on top, nice views, in sheep pasture. We approached from reservoir track to N.Denise 05/09/2021
Summit has horseshoe stone wind shelter on rock rib.RichardM05/09/2021
From gate on road to NNE and then via edge of reservoir. 2 walls but both had stone steps of a sort, so could get over with out causing any damagetrimarc205/08/2021
Walked up past the water works and onto the top.DARRENG10/04/2021
At least the kids could crawl through the sheep hole in the wall.conanharrod20/02/2021
1/3 Parked near Borrans Lane, quick nip up Banner Rigg via the track to reservoir and up side of hedge. Over the wall to left of the corner high but good through. Then back to car picked up rucksacks and along Dubbs Road to gate up to Latrigg, down the other side of Latrigg via gaps in wall and gate (no climbing needed) and along Longmire Road, drop to Troutbeck, along Nanny Lane and The Hundreds to Dod Hill, (1 easy Wall) exit North East (another easy Wall) pick up track through new planted trees to Kirkstone Pass Road, down Bridleway in Beautiful Hird Wood, crossed river at Ing Bridge and all the way back Longmire Lane to car. A cracking circuit picking up missed hills.nickywood104/10/2020
Approached from the north, where the best parking is. There is, however, a high wall to cross, which needs to be outflanked, allowing an ascent from the south. Surprised to find a shelter on the summit.JohnW05/03/2019
Banner Rigg from GR: SD 42877 99912ronaldo33307/10/2017
Field gate for reservoir access track, then up the field, a rough pasture. Stone wall to cross, and re-cross on the way back.jonglew15/06/2017
From parking on bend to NE, easy up fields to summit - top on other side of wallnordicstar10/02/2017
Orrest Head, Banner Rig, School Knott, Grandsire, Nameless(school Knott) Cleabarrow hill and Heathewaite Hill.Alunrees3309/11/2016
As others, up past reservoir. One wall to climbCrib Goch29/10/2016
7pm - dark cloud over the Coniston fells, rays of sunshine, Arcadian landscape.Wycombe Wanderer06/09/2016
Wary eye kept out for approaching showers (or farmers) on short stroll from ne wearing smart work clothes and new trainers so tiptoeing around marshy bits.big through stone eased wall crossing. Good views.Chris Pearson11/07/2016
Banner Rigg - solo - Gate NNE 15yards from junction, up by the fence of the water works. Through stone about 15m from the corner of field, top obvious from, there. 25mins leisurely pace and pottered about on topdads18/04/2016
Climbed from Windermere via minor road then gated access to covered reservoir, then bearing left to summit. Felt like a trespassrobert19/01/2016
From road junction to NNE. Reservoir is part of the Thirlmere - Manchester supply. There's a large 'through' stone in the wall - OK if you've long legs.jimbloomer24/08/2015
From N. Supposed to be a buried block (trig) at summit: didn't search for it although it could be in circle of stones under centre stone? My final Section 34C East Lakes P30.RHW16/05/2015
Also from N passing reservoir. Several summit bumps, highest has a low-lying shelter on top, or is it a flattened cairn? Went to school in Windermere, must have passed by a thousand times in the school bus... a lifetime ago!Aye Jimmy14/05/2015
From the Northbriandiggle05/04/2015
Climbed a gate to gain a track at the north side of the hill - this led to a covered reservoir then it was a straightforward pull up to the ridge, which has a few walls to climb. No cairn. A nice viewpoint and if access was more certain would make a fine duo walk with Orrest Head.Jake99429/10/2013
Martin R01/01/2024
Jim B02/06/2018
Rambling Ray23/02/2018
Dave Geere26/12/2014
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