1st April 2006

Tewet Tarn, St john’s in the Vale Church and High Rigg from Castlerigg Stone Circle


Walk Overview
Time 09.45 to 13.20
Duration 3 hr 35 min
Distance 6.1 mile
Ascent 1253 ft
Walking with On my own
Castlerigg Stone Circle - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale Church - High Rigg - Dale Bottom - Castlerigg Stone Circle
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Parking spaces, Castlerigg Stone Circle

If you arrive here in the middle of the day at the height of summer, you'll probably find the place full, but if you're prepared to wait, it won't be long until one of the visitors at Castlerigg Stone Circle jumps in their car and drives off. Unless you're using this place as a starting poit for a walk, most people only seem to stay here for ten or fifteen minutes at the most.

Surprisingly because it's next to such a popular tourist attraction parking is free.


Route Map

A very wet and muddy Castlerigg Stone Circle.
Latrigg is behind.

High Rigg seen from the roadside near Goosewell Farm.

Lonscale Fell on the left and Blease Fell on the right.

Blease Fell again, this time seen over Tewet Tarn and with Blencathra in the mist.

Looking ahead to St John's in the Vale Church and High Rigg.

St john's in the Vale church.

A brief spell of sunshine along the path to High Rigg. Blencathra was free of cloud by now, as was most of the higher fells we could see from here.

From High Rigg summit looking across the ridge towards Thirlmere.

Another picture from High Rigg summit, but looking in the opposite direction from the previous photo.

The view back to High Rigg summit.

William's Beck.

Sykes Farm with Skelthwaite Crag behind.

Naddle Beck and Blencathra.
The fields along this part of the walk were very wet and muddy under foot, making it quite difficult to stay upright at times.

A closer shot of Blencathra.

Castle Lane with Walla Crag and Bleaberry Fell behind.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks