Illgill Head

Height: 1,998 Feet - 609 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 169 049
Area: Southern
Ordnance Survey: OL4
Wainwright Guidebook: Four

Illgill Head is known to most visitors as Wastwater Screes, although this later title is strictly appropriate only to the stone-strewn flank that falls so spectacular into the depths of Wastwater.


Map and Photo Gallery

Illgill Head and Whin Rigg seen over Wast Water from the descent of Yewbarrow.

Illgill Head seen from Nether Beck.

Illgill Head from Whin Rigg summit.

Looking dwon on the Wast Water Screes from IIIgill Head.

Don't look down! A carefuly taken photograph from the top of the Screes / IIIgill Head.

Looking over Bell Rib along the north east face of Illgill Head with Wast Water below.


There are 3 walks to choose from including Illgill Head

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 24 The Scafells and Illgill Head

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23rd July 2016
ASCENT: 5,413 Feet - 1,650 Meters
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Lingmell - Scafell Pike - Scafell - Slight Side - IIIgill Head - Whin Rigg
ROUTE: Wasdale Head - Brackenclose - Lingmell - Lingmell Col - Scafell Pike - Mickledore - Foxs Tarn Gully - Foxs Tarn - Scafell - Long Green - Slight Side - Hardrigg Gill - Maiden Castle Cairn - IIIgill Head - Whin Rigg - Greathall Gill - Wast Water

Whin Rigg, Illgill Head & Eskdale Moor

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4th November 2013
ASCENT: 2,519, Feet
MILES: 10.9
WAINWRIGHTS: 2 Whin Rigg – Illgill Head
ROUTE: Porterthwaite – Miterdale Forest – Whin Rigg – Illgill Head – Burnmoor Tarn – Miterdale Head – Boat How – Brat’s Hill – Blea Tarn – Blind Tarn – Siney Tarn – Porterthwaite

Whin Rigg & Illgill Head

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23rd October 2011
ASCENT: 2,500 Feet, 762 Meters
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Whin Rigg & lllgill Head
ROUTE: Wast Water Low Wood Lund Bridge Greathall Gill Whin Rigg Illgill Head Brackenclose Wasdale Head Hall Farm Wast Water Screes

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