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Whin Rigg
535m (1756ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Wainwright
(No. 156)

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English Dewey
103rd highest in England,
238th 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





Whin Rigg is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL6
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 89
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



Whin Rigg is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:

*Version marked with the walk routes you need to follow to Walk all 214 Wainwrights in just 59 walks.



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





Your Personal Mountain & Hill Bagging Record Your Personal Mountain & Hill Bagging Record

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 Rigg Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Whin Rigg

Phillip Bulley walked up on July 12th, 2019 [from/via/route] Via Illgill Head. [with] Ruby. [weather] Sunny and warm.

Jamie Bryan climbed on August 13th, 2019 [from/via/route] c116 [weather] Sunny and clear. Can see all the way to the coast and Sellafield

Christina Lander bagged 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 hiked 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 summited 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 conquered 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 scaled on March 27th, 2018 [from/via/route] Irton Pike [with] Andy and Billy [weather] cold and cloudy, rain showers

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.

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

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

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

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)

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)

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)

*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 Wast Water Screes below Illgill Head and Whin Rigg

The Wast Water Screes below Illgill Head and Whin Rigg

Photo: Ian Mansell (13)

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)

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)

Greathall Gill between Irton Pike and Whin Rigg

Greathall Gill between Irton Pike and Whin Rigg

Photo: Steven Mostyn (2)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Whin Rigg and the Wast Water Screes

Whin Rigg and the Wast Water Screes

Photo: Alan Wainwright (73)

Irton Fell summit cairn with Whin Rigg in the background

Irton Fell summit cairn with Whin Rigg in the background

Photo: Steven Mostyn (1)

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)

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 summit cairn

Whin Rigg summit cairn

Photo: Steven Mostyn (3)

Wast Water from Whin Rigg summit

Wast Water from Whin Rigg summit

Photo: Steven Mostyn (4)

Illgill Head, Whin Rigg and Wast Water from Yewbarrow

Illgill Head, Whin Rigg and Wast Water from Yewbarrow

Photo: David Connolly (42)

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)

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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