Thursday 24th February 2011


Start Point : Legburthwaite (NY 318 196)


Distance : 6.5 miles          Height Ascended :500 metres


Route Map



A chance encounter at the start of my walk with Sail Chapman, the youngest Wainwright Completer, who was out on High Rigg with his

father and four siblings. Now aged seven, Sail is already half way through his second round. But his record for the youngest

 Wainwright completer may not last for much longer, his three-year old brother Coel has already started his quest!!


Looking back to the head of Thirlmere from the short climb up to Wren Crag.


Looking north through St John's in the Vale towards the shrouded tops of Blencathra.


A hint of blue sky above Bleaberry Fell………………………….


……………………….although the skies to the south are still leaden.


Some of the characteristic rough and craggy tops that make up the High Rigg ridge.


The view north from the summit of High Rigg - Great Calva just right of centre between the clouded tops of Lonscale Fell and Blease Fell.

Blencathra somewhere under there.


Approaching Tewet Tarn.


The clouded top of Blencathra over Tewet Tarn.


Tewet Tarn.


The silhouetted rounded top of Latrigg over Tewet Tarn.


Light and cloud.


Castlerigg Fell from Low Rigg – Bleabery Fell extreme left.


The North Western Fells.


Towards Blencathra.


The Church of St John’s in the Vale Church.


Bridge House Farm - St John’s in the Vale.


Threlkeld Knotts and Wanthwaite Crags.


Bram Crag.