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 Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Illgill Head at 609m (1997ft). Illgill Head is classified as an Wainwright (No. 129). Illgill Head is also known as an English Dewey (2nd highest in England, 4th in England & Wales) and an English Marilyn (52nd highest in England, 756th 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. 63)

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 . . .

Walk c440 Whin Rigg, Illgill Head and Boat How from Miterdale Bridge - Eel Tarn taken en-route to Sca Fell from Eskdale

Eel Tarn taken en-route to Sca Fell from Eskdale

Photo: Andy Malcolm (92)

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

Illgill Head summit shelter

Photo: Steven Mostyn (5)

Walk c440 Whin Rigg, Illgill Head and Boat How from Miterdale Bridge - Burnmoor Tarn from the approach to Illgill Head

Burnmoor Tarn from the approach to Illgill Head

Photo: Mick Fox (3)

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

Whin Rigg summit cairn

Photo: Steven Mostyn (3)

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

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

Doctor Bridge, Eskdale

Photo: David Hayter (201)

Walk c440 Whin Rigg, Illgill Head and Boat How from Miterdale Bridge - A stone circle near Boat How

A stone circle near Boat How

Photo: Christine Shepherd (170)

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

Walk c440 Whin Rigg, Illgill Head and Boat How from Miterdale Bridge - Clouds gathering over Birker Fell & Harter Crag (Eskdale) from Eskdale

Clouds gathering over Birker Fell & Harter Crag (Eskdale) from Eskdale

Photo: David Hayter (197)

Walk c440 Whin Rigg, Illgill Head and Boat How from Miterdale Bridge - Great Gable and Kirk Fell (left) from Illgill Head

Great Gable and Kirk Fell (left) from Illgill Head

Photo: Mick Fox (2)

Walk c440 Whin Rigg, Illgill Head and Boat How from Miterdale Bridge - Greathall Gill between Irton Pike and Whin Rigg

Greathall Gill between Irton Pike and Whin Rigg

Photo: Steven Mostyn (2)

Walk c440 Whin Rigg, Illgill Head and Boat How from Miterdale Bridge - A stone circle near Boat How

A stone circle near Boat How

Photo: Christine Shepherd (169)

Walk c440 Whin Rigg, Illgill Head and Boat How from Miterdale Bridge - Me and my son on Illgill Head

Me and my son on Illgill Head

Photo: Chris Budd (1)

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

Wast Water from Illgill Head and Whin Rigg

Photo: Mick Fox (1)

Walk c440 Whin Rigg, Illgill Head and Boat How from Miterdale Bridge - Wast Water from Whin Rigg summit

Wast Water from Whin Rigg summit

Photo: Steven Mostyn (4)

Walk c440 Whin Rigg, Illgill Head and Boat How from Miterdale Bridge - Harter Fell and Green Crag from Boat How

Harter Fell and Green Crag from Boat How

Photo: Andy Malcolm (165)

Walk c440 Whin Rigg, Illgill Head and Boat How from Miterdale Bridge - Irton Fell summit cairn with Whin Rigg in the background

Irton Fell summit cairn with Whin Rigg in the background

Photo: Steven Mostyn (1)

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

Walk c440 Whin Rigg, Illgill Head and Boat How from Miterdale Bridge - Burnmoor Tarn and the snow-capped Wasdale Fells from the summit of Boat How

Burnmoor Tarn and the snow-capped Wasdale Fells from the summit of Boat How

Photo: David Elliott (61)

Walk c440 Whin Rigg, Illgill Head and Boat How from Miterdale Bridge - Boat How with Kirk Fell beyond

Boat How with Kirk Fell beyond

Photo: Andy Malcolm (166)


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