Whin Rigg

Overview
Height: 1,755 Feet - 535 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 151 034
Area: Southern
Ordnance Survey: OL6
Wainwright Guidebook: Four

No mountain in Lakeland, not even Great Gable nor Blencathra nor the Langdale Pikes, can show a grandeur front than Whin Rigg, modest in elevation though the latter is, and so little known that most visitors to the district will not have heard the name.

 

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Whin Rigg from Illgill Head.

Illgill Head from Whin Rigg.

 

There are 3 walks to choose from including Whin Rigg

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
MILES: 13
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
MILES: 9
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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