Blea Rigg

Wainwright summit*: GR: NY30168 07834 1776′ True height: GR: NY30079 07807 1785′ 544m

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Topographical features: The Wainwright summit is marked by a small cairn on a rough outcrop of rock. A simple way of finding it is by standing by the shelter stone and looking north east over the tarn. The true summit is 80m west south west from the Wainwright summit and is 3.6m higher. This wasn’t a mistake on AW’s part, his summit is exactly where the 6 inch maps of the time identified this as the highest point of the fell. It was marked by a benchmark.

Points of interest: The “Shelter Stone”, a natural group of rocks which form a sort of shelter, enhanced by a man-made low wall. In the sketch below the true summit of the fell is the high rock outcrop above the shelter.

Blea Rigg shelter stone, Wainwright Shelter Stone on Blea Rigg



Adjoining Fells: Sergeant Man, Yew Crag

Nearest facilities: Car parking

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Check walks on this fell:

1/2/2012 An Easedale Circuit

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