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Whin Rigg
535m (1756ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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(No. 156)

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104th highest in England,
239th in England & Wales

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

Photo: Mick Fox

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

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 via Illgill head [with] Mike Woodhouse, Tony Harris, Martin Bayliss [weather] Very hot

Paul Macey conquered on July 16th, 2020 [from/via/route] After Illgill Head [weather] Low cloud

Andrew Johnson scaled on February 7th, 2020 [from/via/route] Heather 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 Illgill Head. [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 144 [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 to Ill gill. fabulous day [with] George [weather] Started and finished with broken cloud and sun - Very steep up and nice circuit

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

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.

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. - 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 walked up 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.

Clive Ward climbed on July 23rd, 2016 [from/via/route] Porterthwaite. Irton Fell, Whin Rigg, Illgill Head then back via Burnmoor Tarn [with] Solo [weather] Fair, some sun. Tops clear - good views down to Wastewater - 3 days after Alexandra arrived. I drove back to lodge from Manchester on 22nd

Dave Eyes bagged on May 11th, 2016 [from/via/route] Illgill Head [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 Irton Fell. [with] Solo. [weather] Glorious. 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 [with] Wendy, Jane, Alan, Chris & Derek [weather] Windy but warm

Christine Knowles bagged on May 11th, 2015 [from/via/route] from Wasdale Head Inn via Ilgill Head [with] Graham [weather] Windy and cloud right down so no views at all, mostly.

Kevin Parnham hiked on August 6th, 2014 [from/via/route] Illgill Head and back via Wastwater Screes [with] Jo and Charlotte [weather] Generally ok but cloudy on the summit - great views over wastwater

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

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

Andrew Joss bagged on June 7th, 2013 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head NT car park [with] Mick [weather] Hot and sunny - Fantastic views of Wastwater

Doug Martin hiked on July 10th, 2013 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head - Illgill Head - Whin Rigg - Greathall Gill - lakeside return - Boulder field [with] Solo [weather] Cloudy and overcast but very humid 24 degrees - sweated buckets. - 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 summited on June 29th, 2013 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head [with] Kesh [weather] Cloudy

Chris Bramley conquered on April 19th, 2013 [from/via/route] Wasdale and illgill head [with] Janet [weather] Fine windy

Dale Verrall scaled on March 14th, 2012 [from/via/route] Wast water - Walk number c116 [with] Amber [weather] Low cloud

Bill Rowlands walked up on September 29th, 2012 [from/via/route] Miterdale Forest and Irton Fell, on the way to Illgill Head [with] Jake - the chocolate labrador [weather] Cloudy and very windy

Christine Shepherd climbed on August 18th, 2009 [from/via/route] Walked from Wasdale Head using walk c116 [with] On my own [weather] Rainy and misty

Aileen Robinson bagged on July 7th, 2011 [from/via/route] Wastwater Youth Hostel [with] School, Jude, Linda, Andy S [weather] Sunny, windy

Michael Austin, David Kelley, Melanie Dunn, 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, Beth Webster, John Kendall, Louise Sandwith, John Cuthbert, Jacqui Smith, Patrick Buckland, Wendy Sockett, Rob Barklamb, David Kelley, Stephen Millington, Jeanette Coward, Sarah Lowe, Ray O'Hara, Linda Walker and John Southward have all walked, climbed & bagged Whin Rigg.

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

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

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

Photo: Alan Wainwright (70)

Illgill Head, Whin Rigg and Wast Water from Yewbarrow

Illgill Head, Whin Rigg and Wast Water from Yewbarrow

Photo: David Connolly (42)

*Ilgill Head, Whin Rigg and The Wast Water Screes from below Buckbarrow

*Ilgill Head, Whin Rigg and The Wast Water Screes from below Buckbarrow

Photo: Andy Malcolm (52)

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

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

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

Photo: Chris Brankin (39)

Wast Water from Whin Rigg summit

Wast Water from Whin Rigg summit

Photo: Steven Mostyn (4)

Burnmoor Tarn, Whin Rigg and Illgill Head from Sca Fell

Burnmoor Tarn, Whin Rigg and Illgill Head from Sca Fell

Photo: Gerry Ball (55)

Whin Rigg (left) and Lund Bridge from Buckbarrow

Whin Rigg (left) and Lund Bridge from Buckbarrow

Photo: Chris Brankin (40)

Wasdale featuring Lingmell (left), Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left of centre in the distance), Wast Water (centre) and Yewbarrow (right) from Westmorland Cairn near the summit of Great Gable

Wasdale featuring Lingmell (left), Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left of centre in the distance), Wast Water (centre) and Yewbarrow (right) from Westmorland Cairn near the summit of Great Gable

Photo: Karen Harding (5)

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)

Wasdale Head (Yewbarrow, Kirk Fell and Great Gable), Whin Rigg and Eskdale Moor from Irton Pike

Wasdale Head (Yewbarrow, Kirk Fell and Great Gable), Whin Rigg and Eskdale Moor from Irton Pike

Photo: Andy Malcolm (181)

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)

Seatallan, Great Scoat Fell, Little Scoat Fell, Red Pike (Wasdale), Yewbarrow, Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Whin Rigg from Irton Pike

Seatallan, Great Scoat Fell, Little Scoat Fell, Red Pike (Wasdale), Yewbarrow, Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Whin Rigg from Irton Pike

Photo: Andy Malcolm (179)

Whin Rigg and the Wast Water Screes

Whin Rigg and the Wast Water Screes

Photo: Alan Wainwright (73)

Red Pike (centre left), Pillar, Yewbarrow (centre), Kirk Fell & Great Gable (right) beyond Wast Water from Whin Rigg

Red Pike (centre left), Pillar, Yewbarrow (centre), Kirk Fell & Great Gable (right) beyond Wast Water from Whin Rigg

Photo: Ian Mansell (12)

Whin Rigg summit cairn

Whin Rigg summit cairn

Photo: Steven Mostyn (3)

Irton Fell summit cairn with Whin Rigg in the background

Irton Fell summit cairn with Whin Rigg in the background

Photo: Steven Mostyn (1)

The Wast Water Screes below Illgill Head and Whin Rigg

The Wast Water Screes below Illgill Head and Whin Rigg

Photo: Ian Mansell (13)

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

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

Photo: Ian Mansell (14)

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)

Greathall Gill between Irton Pike and Whin Rigg

Greathall Gill between Irton Pike and Whin Rigg

Photo: Steven Mostyn (2)

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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