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Straits of Riggindale and High Street, Patterdale

Straits of Riggindale and High Street, Patterdale

High Street is a spectacular ridge top walk that is also a hub to many other ridge top walks extending to Hawswater (via Kidsty Pike), Hawswater (via Riggindale Crag), Harter Fell (via Mardale III Bell), Sallows (via III Bell) and Hartsop Dodd (via Stony Cove Pike). High Street rises above and between Hayeswater and Blea Water. It forms a wide ridge top touched by the Coast to Coast path where it meets the Straits of Riggindale south of The Knott, en route from Patterdale to Hawswater.

The summit cairn, at 828 metres is known as Racecourse Hill, and the eastern rim plummets very steeply into Blea Water. The Coast to Coast walk follows High Street for a short distance, along the section known as the Straits of Riggindale, and then angles acutely back upon itself to follow the ridge top along Rampsgill Head, over Kidsty Pike and to Kidsty Howes, where it descends to The Rigg.
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Hayeswater with High Street beyond

Hayeswater and High Street

High Street from the Straits of Riggindale

High Street from Straits of Riggindale

Meeting the Straits of Riggindale

The Coast to Coast path coming from The Knott (bottom left) meeting the Straits of Riggindale. The path on bottom right leads to High Street, and at top to Rampsgill Head.
Straits of Riggindale and High Street

Riggindale Crag reaching out from High Street

Riggindale Crag
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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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