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 . . .

A stone circle near Boat How

A stone circle near Boat How

Photo: Christine Shepherd (169)

Yewbarrow from Illgill Head summit cairn

Yewbarrow from Illgill Head summit cairn

Photo: Steven Mostyn (6)

Me and my son on Illgill Head

Me and my son on Illgill Head

Photo: Chris Budd (1)

*Southeastern panorama from the summit of Skiddaw with Blencathra and Blease Fell silhouetted left of centre

*Southeastern panorama from the summit of Skiddaw with Blencathra and Blease Fell silhouetted left of centre

Photo: Andy Malcolm (93)

Eel Tarn taken en-route to Sca Fell from Eskdale

Eel Tarn taken en-route to Sca Fell from Eskdale

Photo: Andy Malcolm (92)

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)

Great Borne and Starling Dodd beyond Ennerdale from Ennerdale Weir

Great Borne and Starling Dodd beyond Ennerdale from Ennerdale Weir

Photo: Steven Mostyn (7)

Burnmoor Tarn from the approach to Illgill Head

Burnmoor Tarn from the approach to Illgill Head

Photo: Mick Fox (3)

*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)

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)

*Heron Pike and Nab Scar from Fairfield

*Heron Pike and Nab Scar from Fairfield

Photo: Wayne Hill (35)

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)

Looking SW to the Irish Sea from the summit of Muncaster Fell

Looking SW to the Irish Sea from the summit of Muncaster Fell

Photo: David Elliott (60)

Irton Fell summit cairn with Whin Rigg in the background

Irton Fell summit cairn with Whin Rigg in the background

Photo: Steven Mostyn (1)

Great Gable and Kirk Fell (left) from Illgill Head

Great Gable and Kirk Fell (left) from Illgill Head

Photo: Mick Fox (2)

Gate Crag from Eskdale

Gate Crag from Eskdale

Photo: Colin Jenkins (18)

Harter Fell and Green Crag from Boat How

Harter Fell and Green Crag from Boat How

Photo: Andy Malcolm (165)

Doctor Bridge, Eskdale

Doctor Bridge, Eskdale

Photo: David Hayter (201)

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)

Whin Rigg summit cairn

Whin Rigg summit cairn

Photo: Steven Mostyn (3)

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

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

Photo: David Hayter (197)

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)

Greathall Gill between Irton Pike and Whin Rigg

Greathall Gill between Irton Pike and Whin Rigg

Photo: Steven Mostyn (2)

Boat How with Kirk Fell beyond

Boat How with Kirk Fell beyond

Photo: Andy Malcolm (166)

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)

The Old Man of Stoer

The Old Man of Stoer

Photo: Andy Malcolm (167)

A stone circle near Boat How

A stone circle near Boat How

Photo: Christine Shepherd (170)

Wast Water from Illgill Head and Whin Rigg

Wast Water from Illgill Head and Whin Rigg

Photo: Mick Fox (1)

The Wast Water Screes below Illgill Head and Whin Rigg

The Wast Water Screes below Illgill Head and Whin Rigg

Photo: Ian Mansell (13)

Yewbarrow from Mosedale

Yewbarrow from Mosedale

Photo: Mick Fox (4)

Iron Crag summit cairn

Iron Crag summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (171)

Wast Water from Whin Rigg summit

Wast Water from Whin Rigg summit

Photo: Steven Mostyn (4)

Illgill Head summit shelter

Illgill Head summit shelter

Photo: Steven Mostyn (5)

Esk Pike from Hard Knott

Esk Pike from Hard Knott

Photo: David Hayter (198)


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