Great Rigg is a fell in the English Lake District, it is situated 7 kilometres north northwest of Ambleside and reaches a height of 766 metres (2,513 feet). It is most often climbed as part of the Fairfield horseshoe, a 16 km circular walk which starts and finishes in Ambleside. The fells name originates from the Old English Language with “Rigg” meaning a bumpy or knobbly ridge.
The fell is rocky on its eastern side as Stone Cove drops to Rydal Beck, on its western flank it is mostly grassy as it falls away to Tongue Gill, to the north and south are ridges which continue to other fells, with Fairfield being 1.5 km away to the north while Heron Pike lies 2.5 km to the south. There is a third less significant ridge which goes south west towards Grasmere which has the “Wainwright” fell of Stone Arthur on its shoulder overlooking Grasmere.
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