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

Superb views of Wast Water, the Scafell Massif and the southern fells


Route outline for walk c440:

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.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
0
English
Mountains
Wainwright
2
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
0
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
2
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Illgill Head at 609m (1999ft). Illgill Head is classified as an Wainwright (No. 129). Illgill Head is also known as an English Dewey (1st highest in England, 1st in England & Wales)Illgill Head is also classified as an English Marilyn (52752 highest in England, 752$ highest in the UK).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Whin Rigg at 535m (1756ft). Whin Rigg is classified as an Wainwright (No. 156). Whin Rigg is also known as an English Dewey (104th highest in England, 239th in England & Wales)

You will also reach the summit of Boat How at 337m (1106ft). Boat How is also known as an Wainwright Outlying Fell (No. )

This walk 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)


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

In no particular order . . .

Burnmoor Tarn from the approach to Illgill Head

Burnmoor Tarn from the approach to Illgill Head

Photo: Mick Fox (3)

Yewbarrow from Illgill Head summit cairn

Yewbarrow from Illgill Head summit cairn

Photo: Steven Mostyn (6)

Doctor Bridge, Eskdale

Doctor Bridge, Eskdale

Photo: David Hayter (201)

A stone circle near Boat How

A stone circle near Boat How

Photo: Christine Shepherd (169)

Wast Water from Illgill Head and Whin Rigg

Wast Water from Illgill Head and Whin Rigg

Photo: Mick Fox (1)

Great Gable and Kirk Fell (left) from Illgill Head

Great Gable and Kirk Fell (left) from Illgill Head

Photo: Mick Fox (2)

Eel Tarn taken en-route to Sca Fell from Eskdale

Eel Tarn taken en-route to Sca Fell from Eskdale

Photo: Andy Malcolm (92)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

Wast Water, Yewbarrow (left), Kirk Fell (centre left), Great Gable (centre right) and Lingmell Fell (right) from Illgill Head

Wast Water, Yewbarrow (left), Kirk Fell (centre left), Great Gable (centre right) and Lingmell Fell (right) from Illgill Head

Photo: Ian Mansell (10)

Boat How with Kirk Fell beyond

Boat How with Kirk Fell beyond

Photo: Andy Malcolm (166)


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