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Hause Riggs - Seat Sandal - Coast to Coast

Hause Riggs, Seat Sandal, Coast to Coast

Hause Riggs is the name given to the volcanic outcrop of andosite lava on the southern face of Seat Sandal, immediately below the Coast to Coast path which passes over the top of it. Hause Riggs is the uppermost part of Great Tongue, which stretches like a long thin tongue down to a point just above Mill Bridge on the outskirts of Grasmere.

Hause Riggs marks the start of the rocky ascent to Hause Gap, the rocky pass between Seat Sandal and Fairfield, leading to Grisedale Tarn. As the path winds north its passes around the foot of the steep sided cliffs of Gavel. As it does so Hause Moss, the dried up bed of a lake, can be seen to the right, at the foot of Fairfield. The area below Hause Riggs, on a balmy sunny day, is alive with sheep, birds and insects, and is a lovely place to idle away some time. From Hause Riggs one can see a waterfall on the lower slopes of Fairfield, which is one of the main head waters for Tongue Gill.
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Hause Riggs from Little Tongue

Hause Riggs

Hause Riggs

The Coast to Coast path (Little Tongue route) is seen passing over the top of Hause Riggs, with Great Rigg in the background, and the ridge top walk tracking left to Fairfield
Hause Riggs and Great Rigg

Great Tongue from Hause Riggs

Great Tongue

Passing over Hause Riggs

The Coast to Coast path (Great Tongue route) is seen below right, ready to merge with the Little Tongue route a little further on. The small headwater waterfall at the start of Tongue Gill can just be seen coming around a rock in the centre right of the photograph.
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The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path

The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path is designed both as a trail guide, and as an informative and adventurous travelogue. Written by Roy David McKee, this is a must-read for anyone contemplating the walk.

The book is available from the iBooks store and has been digitally enhanced.

Features of the Book:
  • Route described in detail
  • Large scale detailed digital Maps of the route
  • Hundreds of colour photographs that can be expanded to full page
  • Photo-galleries of particular areas of interest.
  • Research notes of Historic and Interesting places on the path.
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