High Rigg and Tewet Tarn Walk

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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1.5-2h
Distance
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5.0 km
Elevation
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224 m
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High Rigg and Tewet Tarn Walk

Walking the High Rigg and Tewet Tarn Trail is a family-friendly activity near Keswick that will see you climb uphill for some beautiful views of the surrounding Lake District landscape. This relatively short route will take you up to the summit of High Rigg before descending the hillside to visit the quiet shores of Tewet Tarn. This route is great for a fun outdoor excursion that can be enjoyed by walkers of nearly every skill level.

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Route Description for High Rigg and Tewet Tarn Walk

The High Rigg and Tewet Tarn Walk is a popular route in the Lake District for walkers of all skill levels that enjoy summiting peaks for the views rather than any real challenge. The trail sets out from the side of the road and heads to the south to climb up the rugged hillside of High Rigg. reaching the summit, you will have beautiful views of the surrounding Lake District terrain spread out before you. From here, follow the trail down the hillside to the north to eventually reach the quiet shores of Tewet Tarn. Enjoy this peaceful lakeside setting before traversing the open terrain to the south on the return to the trailhead where you began.

Getting to the High Rigg and Tewet Tarn Walk Trailhead

To reach the trailhead for the High Rigg and Tewet Tarn Walk from Keswick, head east on Penrith Road for 4.3 km and turn left, following the road for another 0.8 km. Make another left here and continue on for 0.6 km before turning right. In 0.5 km, you will find the trailhead on the right.

Route Information

  • When to do

    March-November

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Lollipop

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