30th August 2014 – High Rigg (1161ft, 354m)…

Tracy and I have had a six year break from the fells, and doing Cat Bells the other day reminded us what we’ve been missing. We figured that our Jamie was still maybe just a little bit too small for long strenuous climbs, but having heard about our Cat Bells adventure he really wanted to ‘climb a mountain’ – as he put it. So it was particularly special today when he joined us for his first ‘Wainwright’ – an 8km walk taking in High Rigg (1161ft, 354m)…

The summit of High Rigg is on the left in the middle distance.

The summit of High Rigg is on the left in the middle distance.

Looking back from Wren Crag to Helvellyn and Thirlmere.

Looking back from Wren Crag to Helvellyn, Ullscarf and Thirlmere.

Thirlmere and Raven Crag.

Thirlmere and Raven Crag.

Blancathra

Blencathra

Lonscale Fell, High Rigg (in the sun), and Blencathra.

Lonscale Fell, High Rigg (in the sun), and Blencathra.

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Jamie at the summit cairn with his first 'Wainwright' in the bag.

Jamie at the summit cairn with his first ‘Wainwright’ in the bag.

Looking south from the summit, White Side and Helvellyn on the left, Thirlmere and Raven Crag.

Looking south from the summit, White Side and Helvellyn on the left, Thirlmere and Raven Crag, with Ullscarf in the distance.

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Clough Head

Clough Head

Bassenthwaite Lake just to the right of the cairn, Latrigg (covered in forest), with Dodd above, Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell.

Bassenthwaite Lake just to the right of the cairn, Latrigg (covered in forest), with Dodd above, Carl Side, Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell and Tewet Tarn.

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Blencathra

Blencathra

The descent to St. John's Church and Youth Centre.

The descent to St. John’s Church and Youth Centre.

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St. John's Beck

St. John’s in the Vale

Sosgill Bridge

Sosgill Bridge over St. John’s Beck.

 

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