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
1
Wainwright
Outlying Fell
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is Illgill Head at 609m (1999ft). Illgill Head is classified as a Wainwright (No. 129). Illgill Head is also known as an English Dewey (1st in England, 1st in England & Wales)Illgill Head is classified as a Marilyn (52nd highest in England, 754th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Whin Rigg, 535m (1756ft). Whin Rigg is classified as a Wainwright (No. 156). Whin Rigg is also known as an English Dewey (103rd in England, 238th in England & Wales)

You will also reach the summit of Boat How, 337m (1106ft). Boat How is also known as a Wainwright Outlying Fell (No. 63)


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


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 . . .

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)

*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)

*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)

Photo: Wayne Hill (34)

Yewbarrow and Yewbarrow (North Top) beyond Wast Water from Illgill Head

Yewbarrow and Yewbarrow (North Top) beyond Wast Water from Illgill Head

Photo: Ian Mansell (11)

*Heron Pike and Nab Scar from Fairfield

*Heron Pike and Nab Scar from Fairfield

Photo: Wayne Hill (35)

Eskdale from Birker Force (Waterfall) with Illgill Head (centre left) and Sca Fell (centre right) on the horizon

Eskdale from Birker Force (Waterfall) with Illgill Head (centre left) and Sca Fell (centre right) on the horizon

Photo: Colin Jenkins (19)

Ollie, Max and James on top of Lingmell before climbing Scafell Pike to round off the day

Ollie, Max and James on top of Lingmell before climbing Scafell Pike to round off the day

Photo: Chris Budd (2)

The Old Man of Stoer

The Old Man of Stoer

Photo: Andy Malcolm (167)

Greathall Gill between Irton Pike and Whin Rigg

Greathall Gill between Irton Pike and Whin Rigg

Photo: Steven Mostyn (2)

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)

A stone circle near Boat How

A stone circle near Boat How

Photo: Christine Shepherd (170)


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