A Miterdale Round

Sat 17 Oct 2009

Route: Porterthwaite, Miterdale - Miterdale Forest - Whin Rigg - Illgill Head - Burnmoor Tarn - Boat How (Eskdale Moor) - Blea Tarn - Blind Tarn - Siney Tarn - Porterthwaite

Distance: 9.50 miles

Ascent: 2,400ft

Time: 5 hours 15 minutes

With: David Hall


Blue sky and sunshine

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In Miterdale Forest

Blue sky and sunshine as we head for the ridge

Irton Pike and the sea

Whin Rigg from near the top of Greathall Gill

The top of The Screes from Whin Rigg

Illgill Head

Looking back to Whin Rigg as we head up Illgill Head


Illgill Head's main summit cairn at 604m, the ground ahead is slightly higher with a 609m spot height

Wasdale Head from Illgill Head

Scafell as we descend to Burnmoor Tarn

Scafell from Burnmoor Tarn

Scafell from Burnmoor Tarn

Burnmoor Lodge

Burnmoor Tarn and Scafell from Boat How's summit

Miterdale with Muncaster Fell in the distance from the summit of Boat How

Looking back to Boat How's summit (on the left in shadow)

Whin Rigg from one of the several stone circles on Boat How

Scafell from one of the stone circles on Boat How

Looking across Eskdale to Harter Fell

Blea Tarn

Miterdale and Illgill Head

Previous Walk: Pen and Great Moss (Fri 16 Oct 2009)

Next Walk: The Dodds (Sat 28 Nov 2009)

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