High Rigg


Sunday, April 29, 2018








Near Keswick, CA12 4UB

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High Rigg is open fell with complex contour, rock detail and marshes, with a limited path network and some linear features such as walls. There are some significant areas of bracken (dead and new growth) and so full leg cover is mandatory.


1:10,000 with 5 m contours. USE MARKED CROSSING POINTS ONLY


This will be along the old A66. Please use the single road entry from the A66 as described below, (at GR 290244). This will make car parking more manageable and also avoid competitors.
If approaching from the West, the entry is just after the A66 bridge past Keswick (GR 290244). Signed ‘Burns’. TAKE CARE crossing the A66.
From the East, ignore the first turn left just past Threlkeld (GR 315248). Carry on (~2.5km) to the next left turning at (GR 290244) Signed ‘Burns’.
From the South please use the B5322 (GR 318189) and continue to the A66. Turn left and follow above directions approaching from the East as above. This is to avoid competitors using part of the road. DO NOT approach from the turning part way along the B5322 at Wanthwaite.
Please follow the instructions of the car parking marshals as parking is at a premium. It would be helpful if visiting clubs let the Organiser know in advance if they will be using coaches or mini buses.


Toilets will be near the parking. North West Junior Squad cake stall will be at assembly.


Suitable bad weather clothing may be compulsory. This will be clearly signed on the day. If in doubt check at registration. Whistles must be carried.


No dogs on the courses. Dogs must be on a lead in the parking area.


EOD ONLY is from 9:30 to 11:30.
All competitors travelling alone must leave car keys at registration for collection on return.
Entry £7 Seniors £3 Students & Juniors.
Control descriptions will be issued at registration and printed on the map.


Full details TBC but usual Brown - Yellow on offer
Note: The walk to the start is approx 2.5 km and 70m ascent (~40 mins). It is along minor roads, footpath and track with a moderate amount of ascent at the end. It passes nearby farms and houses so please close all gates, be courteous and do not drop litter. Sunday service at St Johns Church which is close to the start is at 11am so expect some local traffic. The route will be marked.
Punching start will be used.
The finish for all courses is close to the assembly.

Registration Times: 

09:30 - 11:30

Start Times: 

10:30 - 12:30

Courses Close: 



Deborah Goodwin


Ellizabeth Elliott

Other Notes: 



Cumbrian Galoppen Series 2018
The club competition for the Borrowdale Trophy is the highest total score for the best five competitors for each club on each of the seven colour coded courses. 
WCOC are the current holders of the Trophy – let’s keep it this year!

11 February           Black Beck (LOC)
04 March                Farleton Knott (SROC)
08 April                  Knipe Scar Common (BL)

29 April                  High Rigg (WCOC)
13 May                   Newton Fell (LOC)
03 June                  Wythop Valley (WCOC)
15 September         Swindale North (BL)
16 September         High Brow (WCOC) Change of venue
11 November          Holme Fell (LOC)
25 November          Leaps Beck (WCOC)