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Whin Rigg
535m (1756ft)

Walk Whin Rigg walking UK Mountains in The Southern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England
The view from the summit of
Whin Rigg

Photograph by Mick Fox

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Whin Rigg is on interactive maps:

  • OS Explorer (Orange Covers) sheet: OL6
  • OS Landranger (Pink Covers) sheet: 89
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    Whin Rigg is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:

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    You can walk to the top of Whin Rigg by using any of these 3 easy to follow route maps:

    Walk c440 Whin Rigg, Illgill Head and Boat How from Miterdale Bridge

    Route Summary: - Miterdale Bridge, Porterthwaite, Miterdale Forest, Irton Fell, Greathall Gill, Whin Rigg, Illgill Head, Burnmoor Tarn, Burnmoor Lodge, Eskdale Moor, Ellerhow Moss, Boat How, Low Longrigg, River Mite, Low Place Farm, Miterdale Bridge.

    Length: 14km (8¾ miles) | Ascent: 715m (2,347ft) | Allow at least: 5½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


    Walk c116 Illgill Head and Whin Rigg from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

    Route Summary: - Wasdale Head, (National Trust Campsite), Wast Water, Lingmell Gill, Illgill Head, Whin Rigg, Greathall Gill, Wasdale Hall Youth Hostel, Wast Water, Wasdale Head.

    Length: 14.5km (9 miles) | Ascent: 732m (2,402ft) | Allow at least: 5¾hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


    Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

    Route Summary: - Wasdale Head, (National Trust Campsite), Wast Water, Lingmell Gill, Illgill Head, Whin Rigg, Greathall Gill, Low Wood, Lund Bridge, Woodhow Farm, Woodhow Tarn, Scale Farm, Tosh Tarn, Gill Farm, Gill Beck, Buckbarrow, Cold Well, Nether Wasdale Common, Seatallan, Windscale Hows, Middle Fell (Wasdale), Greendale Farm, Nether Beck, Overbeck Bridge, Wasdale Head, Wast Water.

    Length: 24.5km (15¼ miles) | Ascent: 1,475m (4,841ft) | Allow at least: 10½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Very Hard



    If you LOG ON and then RELOAD this page it will display when you climbed, bagged and conquered Whin Rigg, what the weather was like, who you went with and any other comments you might like to add to remind you of that fantastic day. For more details see Your Personal Mountain, Top, Peak and Hill Bagging Record.



    Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Whin RiggFellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Whin Rigg

    John Almond walked up Whin Rigg on July 14th, 2018 [from/via/route] Solo walk from Wasdale Head NT car park - Illgill Head - WHIN RIGG - Illgill Head - Wainwright 144 [weather] Warm, but rather cloudy until mid afternoon

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

    Tracey Cowell bagged Whin Rigg on March 27th, 2018 [from/via/route] Irton Pike [with] Andy and Billy [weather] cold and cloudy, rain showers

    Craig Steeland hiked Whin Rigg 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.

    Simon Boddy summited Whin Rigg on June 25th, 2017 [from/via/route] Eskdale [with] HF Holidays [weather] Sunny and breezy

    John Walter conquered Whin Rigg on May 6th, 2017 [from/via/route] . [with] Tricia

    Richard Fulcher scaled Whin Rigg 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 walked up Whin Rigg on May 2nd, 2017 [from/via/route] YHA Wasdale Hall [with] me [weather] White cloud, lots of sun. Lovely!

    John Tippins climbed Whin Rigg 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. - Didn't fancy the return walk along the screes, as suggested on this website. I don't like walking on screes and especially so close to the deepest lake in Cumbria - too eerie. Met a guy on the ridge who confirmed my view. "It's horrible, absolutely horrible", he said. Returned via the ridge. And the wind was still really fierce - kept well away from the edge.

    Mark Davidson bagged Whin Rigg on April 16th, 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.

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    More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Whin Rigg

    The Wasdale Screes below Illgill Head (centre) and Whin Rigg (right) from Ponsonby Fell

    1. The Wasdale Screes below Illgill Head (centre) and Whin Rigg (right) from Ponsonby Fell
    Photo: Christine Shepherd (623)

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

    2. Illgill Head (left) and Whin Rigg (right) above the Wast Water screes from Buckbarrow
    Photo: Chris Brankin (39)

    Whin Rigg (left) and Lund Bridge from Buckbarrow

    3. Whin Rigg (left) and Lund Bridge from Buckbarrow
    Photo: Chris Brankin (40)

    Irton Fell summit cairn with Whin Rigg in the background

    4. Irton Fell summit cairn with Whin Rigg in the background
    Photo: Steven Mostyn (1)

    Greathall Gill between Irton Pike and Whin Rigg

    5. Greathall Gill between Irton Pike and Whin Rigg
    Photo: Steven Mostyn (2)

    Whin Rigg summit cairn

    6. Whin Rigg summit cairn
    Photo: Steven Mostyn (3)

    Wast Water from Whin Rigg summit

    7. Wast Water from Whin Rigg summit
    Photo: Steven Mostyn (4)

    Illgill Head, Whin Rigg and Wast Water from Yewbarrow

    8. Illgill Head, Whin Rigg and Wast Water from Yewbarrow
    Photo: David Connolly (42)

    Whin Rigg and Wast Water from Middle Fell (Wasdale) summit cairn

    9. Whin Rigg and Wast Water from Middle Fell (Wasdale) summit cairn
    Photo: Alan Wainwright (70)

    Whin Rigg and the Wast Water Screes

    10. Whin Rigg and the Wast Water Screes
    Photo: Alan Wainwright (73)


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