Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Illgill Head
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
*From Left to right: Caw Fell, Seatallan, Red Pike, Pillar, Yewbarrow, Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Lingmell and Sca Fell and Wast Water (foreground) from Illgill Head (NB. Scafell Pike is largely hidden behind Sca Fell)
The Wasdale Valley featuring Lingmell (left), Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left of centre in the distance), Wast Water (centre) and Yewbarrow (right) from near Westmorland Cairn on the summit of Great Gable
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
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