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Nine Standards Rigg


Nine Standards Rigg are a cluster of cairns located near the summit of Hartley Fell in the Pennine Hills, about three and a half miles south-east of Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria. They stand on an elevation of 2,172 ft (662 m) above sea level and lay on the route of the Coast to Coast trail.[1] Nine Standards Rigg lays on the route of the Coast to Coast long distance trail. The Nine Standards were documented as far back as the 16th century[2], but look like they have been rebuilt many times over the years! the Nine Standards are Grade II listed.

Nine Standards Rigg is the summit of Hartley Fell in the Pennine Hills of England. It lies near the boundary between Cumbria and North Yorkshire, a few miles south-east of Kirkby Stephen and approximately 770 yards (700 m) outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Nine Standards Rigg lies within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The name is derived from a group of cairns, the Nine Standards, located near the summit. The fell is listed as Nine Standards Rigg, rather than Hartley Fell, in Alan Dawson's book The Hewitts and Marilyns of England.

The Nine Standards themselves, some of which were originally more than four metres high, are on the line of the Coast to Coast Walk between Kirkby Stephen and Keld, and are just to the north of the fell's summit. Situated at a height of 650 m, their original purpose is uncertain but one possibility is that they marked the boundary between Westmorland and Swaledale.

The Nine Standards offer a better viewpoint than the Ordnance Survey trig point that marks the actual summit of the fell. Cross Fell and Great Dun Fell can be seen to the north-west and Wild Boar Fell and the Howgills feature in the south-west. The High Street Range of the eastern Lake District can be seen further to the west. Great Shunner Fell, crossed by the Pennine Way, and Rogan's Seat lie to the south-east.

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Cairns on the summit of Nine Standards Rigg

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Nine Standards Rigg

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Cairns on Nine Standards Rigg

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Sheep grazing on Nine Standards Rigg

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Nine Standards Rigg

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One of the Nine standards.

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Repaired Nine Standards

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Friends of Nine Standards
- "Welcome to the first website dedicated to the Nine Standards, which have stood for countless centuries on the Pennines at the top of the Eden Valley, above Kirkby Stephen. The ...

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Nine Standards
- "On a sprawling hill in the North Pennines, and at a height of 2172 ft (662 m) above sea level, Nine Standards Rigg lays on the route of the Coast ...

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NINE STANDARDS - Hartley - List Entry
- "Group of nine cairns crossing boundary between Hartley and Winton parishes; mentioned 1635. Drystone construction c10-12 ft high tapering towards top. Very prominent in landscape...."

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Hartley, Cumbria

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