Nine Standards Rigg

Nine Standards Rigg

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Nine Standards Rigg is a collection of large cairns sitting high on the fell above Kirkby Stephen.

It’s believed the cairns have stood on this site for over 800 years.

Furthermore, there is evidence there may have been as many as 13 cairns at one time.

The Coast to Coast walk made famous by Alfred Wainwright runs over the summit where walkers can enjoy panoramic views across the Eden Valley.

The walk from the centre of Kirkby Stephen takes about an hour to the summit. 

Although the summit is within Cumbria the Nine Standards Rigg lies within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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