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 . . .

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

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

Photo: David Hayter (197)

Illgill Head summit shelter

Illgill Head summit shelter

Photo: Steven Mostyn (5)

Burnmoor Tarn from the approach to Illgill Head

Burnmoor Tarn from the approach to Illgill Head

Photo: Mick Fox (3)

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)

Wast Water from Whin Rigg summit

Wast Water from Whin Rigg summit

Photo: Steven Mostyn (4)

A stone circle near Boat How

A stone circle near Boat How

Photo: Christine Shepherd (170)

Whin Rigg summit cairn

Whin Rigg summit cairn

Photo: Steven Mostyn (3)

Me and my son on Illgill Head

Me and my son on Illgill Head

Photo: Chris Budd (1)

Boat How with Kirk Fell beyond

Boat How with Kirk Fell beyond

Photo: Andy Malcolm (166)


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