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Illgill Head
609m (1997ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Illgill Head as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered




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Wainwright
(No. 129)

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English Dewey
2nd highest in England,
4th in England & Wales

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English Marilyn
52nd highest in England,
756th in Great Britain

Walk Illgill Head walking UK Mountains in The Southern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Illgill Head

Photo: Ian Mansell

Illgill Head is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL6
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 89
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



Illgill Head is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:

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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Illgill Head Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Illgill Head

Andrew Johnson walked up on February 7th, 2020 [from/via/route] Neather Wasdale [with] Ted [weather] Blue skies

Richard Marshall climbed on November 28th, 2019 [from/via/route] C440 [with] Bo [weather] Cloudy wet start sunny later.

Phillip Bulley bagged on July 12th, 2019 [from/via/route] Via Brackenclose car park. [with] Ruby. [weather] Sunny and warm.

Jamie Bryan hiked on August 13th, 2019 [from/via/route] c116 [weather] Sunny and clear. Can see all the way to the coast and Sellafield

Christina Lander summited on June 26th, 2019 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head - Illgill Head - Whin Rigg - The Screes - Wasdale Head [with] Dick & Meg [weather] Warm and dry, sunny spells - The boulder field with the dog was challenging!

Elaine Evans conquered on May 17th, 2019 [from/via/route] From car park beside Forest Bridge at Nether Wasdale up to Whin Rigg then continued to Illgill Head before retracing our steps to Whin Rigg. Descended on a clear path which tracked diagonally across the fell to join main path through farm and back to car. [with] Sue [weather] Glorious day - sunshine, light breeze. - Amazing views - able to see some tops still to do. Future walks planned.

John Almond scaled on July 14th, 2018 [from/via/route] Solo walk from Wasdale Head NT car park - ILLGILL HEAD - Whin Rigg - Illgill Head - Wainwright 143 [weather] Warm, but rather cloudy until mid afternoon

Chris Sheard walked up on April 9th, 2018 [from/via/route] Up from Strands Inn through steep gill to ridge passing through Whin Rigg. fabulous day [with] George [weather] Started and finished with broken cloud and sun - Very steep up and nice circuit

Craig Steeland climbed on August 30th, 2017 [from/via/route] From car park near Santon Bridge below Irton Pike [with] Sue [weather] Partly cloudy and cool with light winds - Muddy and heavy going underfoot. Not a walk that will be repeated. Took and out and back route rather than walking along the road or along Wasdale Screes.

Tracey Cowell bagged on August 27th, 2017 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head [with] Andrew Foster/ Billy Foster/ David Miles/ Odin Miles [weather] Cloudy

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Illgill Head

Wast Water from Illgill Head and Whin Rigg

Wast Water from Illgill Head and Whin Rigg

Photo: Mick Fox (1)

Wast Water with the Scafel Massive (far left- featuring Ling Mell, Great End, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Scafell Pike, Symonds Knott and Sca Fell) and Illgill Head (centre) and Whin Rigg (centre right) above the Wast Water screes from Buckbarrow

Wast Water with the Scafel Massive (far left- featuring Ling Mell, Great End, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Scafell Pike, Symonds Knott and Sca Fell) and Illgill Head (centre) and Whin Rigg (centre right) above the Wast Water screes from Buckbarrow

Photo: Chris Brankin (37)

The shoulder of Lingmell and snow on Illgill Head (far left), Wasdale and Wast Water (left) and Yewbarrow (right) from Gable Beck Bridge

The shoulder of Lingmell and snow on Illgill Head (far left), Wasdale and Wast Water (left) and Yewbarrow (right) from Gable Beck Bridge

Photo: Bob Ferguson (70)

Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left) Wast Water and Yewbarrow and Middle Fell (right) from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left) Wast Water and Yewbarrow and Middle Fell (right) from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Photo: Ian Mansell (2)

Great Gable and Kirk Fell (left) from Illgill Head

Great Gable and Kirk Fell (left) from Illgill Head

Photo: Mick Fox (2)

Burnmoor Tarn from the approach to Illgill Head

Burnmoor Tarn from the approach to Illgill Head

Photo: Mick Fox (3)

Wast Water, Yewbarrow (left), Kirk Fell (centre left), Great Gable (centre right) and Lingmell Fell (right) from Illgill Head

Wast Water, Yewbarrow (left), Kirk Fell (centre left), Great Gable (centre right) and Lingmell Fell (right) from Illgill Head

Photo: Ian Mansell (10)

Illgill Head and the Wast Water Screes from Buckbarrow

Illgill Head and the Wast Water Screes from Buckbarrow

Photo: Alan Wainwright (62)

Illgill Head and Wast Water from Sca Fell

Illgill Head and Wast Water from Sca Fell

Photo: Greg Campbell (9)

*Illgill Head, Wast Water, Middle Fell and Yewbarrow from Lingmell

*Illgill Head, Wast Water, Middle Fell and Yewbarrow from Lingmell

Photo: Wayne Hill (13)


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