The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England
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John Fenwick walked up 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 climbed 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 bagged 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 hiked 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 summited on August 8th, 2020 [from/via/route] Boot [with] Mike Woodhouse, Tony Harris, Martin Bayliss [weather] Very hot
Paul Macey conquered on July 16th, 2020 [from/via/route] Before Whin Rigg [weather] Low cloud very misty
Andrew Johnson scaled on February 7th, 2020 [from/via/route] Neather Wasdale [with] Ted [weather] Blue skies
Richard Marshall walked up on November 28th, 2019 [from/via/route] C440 [with] Bo [weather] Cloudy wet start sunny later.
Phillip Bulley climbed on July 12th, 2019 [from/via/route] Via Brackenclose car park. [with] Ruby. [weather] Sunny and warm.
Jamie Bryan bagged on August 13th, 2019 [from/via/route] c116 [weather] Sunny and clear. Can see all the way to the coast and Sellafield
Christina Lander hiked 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 summited 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 conquered 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 scaled 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 walked up 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 climbed on August 27th, 2017 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head [with] Andrew Foster/ Billy Foster/ David Miles/ Odin Miles [weather] Cloudy
Simon Boddy bagged on June 25th, 2017 [from/via/route] Eskdale [with] HF Holidays [weather] Sunny and breezy
John Walter hiked on May 6th, 2017 [from/via/route] . [with] Tricia
Richard Fulcher summited on May 2nd, 2017 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head [with] Jen [weather] Sunny, clear blue sky, windy - The path up from Wasdale Head was well marked & firm under foot. The tops were very pleasant but the walk down Greathall Gill was tricky and it wasn't easy to find the path near the bottom. However, by far the worst part of the walk (sometimes dangerous) was along the shore of the lake with many scree slopes to navigate across - loose boulders and rocks. We were late back after 10.5 hours.
Anthony Scott conquered on May 2nd, 2017 [from/via/route] YHA Wasdale Hall [with] me [weather] White cloud, lots of sun. Lovely!
John Tippins scaled on February 14th, 2017 [from/via/route] Scaly Moss [weather] Bright, beautiful, sunny day but with very strong winds gusting at 50mph. Made ascents difficult. - Approached by four young men in the car park who asked my advice on doing Scafell Pike - they had about seven hours daylight. I told them I was keeping of the highest peaks because of the high winds but thought they could do it before sunset. They assured me they had everything they needed. I hope they did it OK.
Mark Davidson walked up on April 9th, 2009 [with] Mike [weather] Good - nice and sunny - Had been up both Whin Rigg and Illgill Head before but the main purpose of the walk was to bag Boat How.
Clive Ward climbed on July 23rd, 2016 [from/via/route] Porterthwaite. See Whin Rigg for details
Dave Eyes bagged on May 11th, 2016 [from/via/route] Parked by Wastwater and walked up [with] Christine Eyes [weather] Sunny
Charlie Housley hiked on June 2nd, 2016 [from/via/route] Parked up at the car park at the base of Iron Pike and followed the good path along Iron Fell to Whin Rigg and then the ride rout above The Screes. [with] Solo. [weather] Glorious sunshine and not a cloud in the sky.
Jan Dixon summited on October 17th, 2015 [from/via/route] Miterdale [with] Tia and Anya [weather] Sunny but very windy
Tony Rogerson conquered on March 29th, 2014 [from/via/route] Eskdale Green & Burnmoor Tarn [with] Darren Floss Robbie & Ruby [weather] High cloud
Harry Meijer scaled on September 3rd, 2015 [from/via/route] The Wasdale Screes [with] The Lake District Walker
David Noble walked up on June 22nd, 2015 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head [with] Solo [weather] Overcast brighter later
Andy Betesta climbed on June 8th, 2015 [from/via/route] Miterdale Forest & Whin Rigg [with] Wendy, Jane, Alan, Chris & Derek [weather] Windy but warm
Christine Knowles bagged on May 11th, 2015 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head Inn [with] Graham [weather] OK at low level, but very windy, then completely in cloud across the tops.
Kevin Parnham hiked on August 6th, 2014 [from/via/route] From campsite via Burnmoor Tarn Path [with] Jo and Charlotte [weather] cloudy and variable amounts of cloud on summit - Noticed many sheep and birds on summit
Keith Eastman summited on August 4th, 2014 [from/via/route] c116
Derek Parkin conquered on June 16th, 2014 [from/via/route] wastdale head [with] Lynn Parkin [weather] sunshine little cloud
Steve Frank scaled on November 3rd, 2007 [from/via/route] Boot [with] Jackie Frank [weather] Windy on tops
Joanne Mcgawley walked up on December 28th, 2013 [from/via/route] Mitredale [with] Rich [weather] Cool, damp and muddy! - 9.34 miles
Darren Mortimer climbed on November 2nd, 2013 [from/via/route] Mitterdale [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Very wet and windy - This walk should never be done when the mist has set in. We saw Gable for about 10 seconds coming down from Illgill Head before the mist closed in on us again. Spoilt the walk.
Beth Webster bagged on September 17th, 2012 [with] Hannah Phillips
Andrew Joss hiked on June 7th, 2013 [from/via/route] Wasdale Camp NT car park [with] Mick [weather] Hot and sunny - Fantastic views of Wastwater
Doug Martin summited on July 10th, 2013 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head - Illgill Head - Whin Rigg - back along lakeside - Boulder Field [with] Solo [weather] Cloudy very muggy 24 degrees - sweat poured off me. - With high temperatures the cloud was most welcome. Followed Wainwrights crag path once on ridge - views are stunning albeit the cloud reduced visibility towards other peaks. Brightened up considerably later in day by which time I was working my way through the boulder field and screes. Well worth the effort but would not rush to do again - lakeside return that is.
Chris Brookes conquered on June 29th, 2013 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head [with] Kesh [weather] Cloudy
Chris Bramley scaled on April 19th, 2013 [from/via/route] Wasdale head [with] Janet [weather] Windy fine
Jacqueline Debbie Tonks walked up on February 8th, 2013 [from/via/route] Wasedale Head [with] Pete Tonks [weather] Snow on high ground, sunny blue skies, clear views
Dale Verrall climbed on March 14th, 2012 [from/via/route] Wast Water - Walk number C116 [with] Amber [weather] Low cloud and wet - Really interesting shore walk along the scree slope - not when it is wet as very slippery
Bill Todd bagged on September 12th, 2011 [from/via/route] Wasdale head [with] My Wife [weather] Windy (of course) intermittent rain - Met 2 cyclists doing the Coast to Coast en route to Maiden castle. (Theyb were walking at the time!!!)
Bill Rowlands hiked on September 29th, 2012 [from/via/route] Irton Fell and Whin Rigg [with] Jake - the chocolate labrador [weather] Cloudy and very windy
Christine Shepherd summited on August 18th, 2009 [from/via/route] Wasdale head using walk c116 [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!!
Aileen Robinson conquered on July 7th, 2011 [from/via/route] Wastwater, Whin Rigg [with] School, Jude, Linda, Andy S [weather] Sunny, windy
Michael Austin, Melanie Dunn, David Kelley, Jenny Godfrey, David Watson, Adrian Roberts, Steven Waterhouse, David Shaw, Alan Davidson, Carl Abbott, David Butterfield, David Hughes, Phyllis Mcgibbon, Linda Mckeogh, Simon Duerden, Colin Egan, Jonathan Tobin, Paul Booth, Peter Clark, Louis Smith, Raymond Barnett, Tracey Cordes, Paul Henderson, Trevor Williams, John Kendall, Louise Sandwith, John Cuthbert, Jacqui Smith, Patrick Buckland, Wendy Sockett, David Kelley, Stephen Millington, Chris Bede, Rob Barklamb, Mike Walker, Jeanette Coward, Sarah Lowe, Ray O'hara, Linda Walker and John Southward have all walked, climbed & bagged Illgill Head.
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