A fantastic walk along Wastwater and back over the Screes.


Date: 13th May 2010
Start Location: Wasdale head
Time Started: 09:45
Duration: 5 Hours 10 Minutes
Distance: 14.6km - 9.07Miles
Ascent (m/ft): 916m (3004ft)
Highest Point: Illgill Head (55m/180ft)
Parking: Wasdale Head Car Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy
Difficulty: Difficult
Wasdale Head - The Screes - Greathall Gill - Whin Rigg (109) (535m/1755ft)Illgill Head (110) (609m/1998ft) - Wasdale Head
Looking back to Kirk Fell and Great Gable.
Red Pike and Yewbarrow across Wast Water.
Wast Water from the start of the ascent.
Just reached the top of the steep section, nice and gentle as we head up to Whin Rigg.
Illgill Head and Sca Fell.
Whin Rigg summit shelter.
Middle Fell.
Whin Rigg cairn.
Looking down the Screes.
Wast Water from the top of the Screes.
Seatallan and Middle Fell.
Illgill Head summit cairn.
Another cairn on the highest point on Illgill Head.
The awesome mountains around Wasdale Head.
A panorama of Wasdale. Click to see larger version (1.7Mb)
A ruin on the decent to Wasdale Head.