Sunday, 16 November 2014

Nine Standards Rigg

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Location: Cumbria
Height: 662 metres (2,172 ft)
Summit Type: Grassy/Stony/Boggy/Flat
Notable Summit Objects: Cairns, Trig Point
Range: Pennines
Nine Standards Rigg is actually the summit of the huge mass that is Hartley Fell. Its distinctive and relatively mysterious set of 9 huge cairns on the summit are the stuff of myth and legend, and so make for a superb walk. The fell top gives excellent views across to the west, and across to the Lake District fells, and to the northern high Pennines of Mickle Fell, Great Dunn Fell and Cross Fell. This fell is crossed as part of the Coast to Coast walk.

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