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Illgill Head
609m (1997ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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(No. 129)

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

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

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Illgill Head

Photo: Ian Mansell

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OS Explorer Map OL6
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OS Landranger Map 89
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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

Christine Shepherd walked up on August 18th, 2009 [from/via/route] Wasdale head using walk c116 Climbed again from Eskdale on a gloriously sunny day on 20.07.2021. [with] On my own [weather] Very wet and misty - Had to rely on my compass quite a lot for this walk. I was a bit worried when I met a totally unprepared couple in' Sunday' shoes coming in the opposite direction. They asked if they were going in the right direction for Wasdale Head. They had a very wet map but no compass. I told them just to make sure they didn't veer too much to the left!!

John Fenwick climbed on October 4th, 2020 [from/via/route] Walked from Wasdale head carpark. [with] Romany [weather] Sunny with some clouds and not too windy - Followed Walk c116 to Whin Rig but after talking to a couple of walkers decided not to follow the walk back along the bank of Wast Water due to being too rocky. Instead we continued on strait to Miterdale forest then droped left to return past Burnmoor Tarn.

Richard Beardsley bagged on September 20th, 2019 [from/via/route] Used part of Route C116 On summiting Illgill Head and Whin Rigg we retraced back to the start point. [with] Gillian. [weather] Lovely sunny day. - Parked at Campsite, (£7 all day), and commenced walk at 0945hrs. Ideal weather conditions attracting lots of walkers for Scafell Pike. Arrived back at 1415hrs after our walk along the ridge above Wast Water. Thoroughly enjoyable day.

Liz Sheerin hiked on August 27th, 2020 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head [with] Neil [weather] Cloudy, bit misty muzzle rain at the end - Camping in Wasdale Head

Wayne Baxter summited on August 12th, 2020 [from/via/route] From Irton Pike cr park straight path up to Whin Rigg and then onto Illgill Head. [with] Sue [weather] Bright sun very hot

Stephen Eddy conquered on August 8th, 2020 [from/via/route] Boot [with] Mike Woodhouse, Tony Harris, Martin Bayliss [weather] Very hot

Paul Macey scaled on July 16th, 2020 [from/via/route] Before Whin Rigg [weather] Low cloud very misty

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.

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

Yewbarrow from Illgill Head summit cairn

Yewbarrow from Illgill Head summit cairn

Photo: Steven Mostyn (6)

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)

The Scafell Massif, Illgill Head, Whin Rigg and the Wast Water Screes from Buckbarrow

The Scafell Massif, Illgill Head, Whin Rigg and the Wast Water Screes from Buckbarrow

Photo: Alan Wainwright (63)

Illgill Head (left) and Whin Rigg (right) above the Wast Water screes from Buckbarrow

Illgill Head (left) and Whin Rigg (right) above the Wast Water screes from Buckbarrow

Photo: Chris Brankin (39)

Lingmell (far right), Scafel Pike, Mickledore, Sca Fell and Illgill Head (centre right) from across Overbeck Bridge, Wast Water

Lingmell (far right), Scafel Pike, Mickledore, Sca Fell and Illgill Head (centre right) from across Overbeck Bridge, Wast Water

Photo: Alan Wainwright (78)

Wasdale Head (left), Burnmoor Tarn, Yewbarrow (front centre), Illgill Head (back) and Wast Water from Pillar

Wasdale Head (left), Burnmoor Tarn, Yewbarrow (front centre), Illgill Head (back) and Wast Water from Pillar

Photo: Paul Johnson (10)

Yewbarrow (left), Kirk Fell (partially hidden), Great Gable (centre) Lingmell, Scafell Pike (partially hidden) and Illgill Head (right) from across Wast Water

Yewbarrow (left), Kirk Fell (partially hidden), Great Gable (centre) Lingmell, Scafell Pike (partially hidden) and Illgill Head (right) from across Wast Water

Photo: Mick Coxon (15)

Great Gable and Kirk Fell (left) from Illgill Head

Great Gable and Kirk Fell (left) from Illgill Head

Photo: Mick Fox (2)

Illgill Head and Wast Water from Sca Fell

Illgill Head and Wast Water from Sca Fell

Photo: Paul Coulter (5)

Yewbarrow, Wasdale Head, Wast Water, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell, Illgill Head and Whin Rigg from below Middle Fell (Wasdale)

Yewbarrow, Wasdale Head, Wast Water, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell, Illgill Head and Whin Rigg from below Middle Fell (Wasdale)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (72)


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