17th August 2011

today's walk (Keswick rambling club): Whin Rigg - Illgill Head - Burnmoor Tarn - Miterdale

bridge over the River Mite at the start of the walk

climbing up through the forest

looking west to the sea as we emerge onto the ridge of Irton Fell

looking back down the ridge

Whin Rigg ahead with Yewbarrow to its left

zooming back west to the Ravenglass estuary

looking down the valley of Greathall Gill to Buckbarrow and Seatallan

looking over lower Eskdale

Illgill Head from Whin Rigg

looking southwest from Whin Rigg summit to Black Combe in the distance

the foot of Wastwater from just below Whin Rigg summit

looking up Wastwater from the same spot

zooming in on Yewbarrow

the foot of Wastwater and the youth hostel from the ridge

looking along the ridge to Illgill Head

a spectacular viewpoint above Wastwater screes

looking back to Whin Crag from the slopes of Illgill Head

another view onto Wastwater

looking north from the top of Illgill Head

the head of Wastwater from just east of Illgill Head summit

on the ridge of Illgill Head looking to Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Lingmell

Yewbarrow with Scoat Fell, Red Pike and Pillar behind

looking down on Burnmoor Tarn

descending from Illgill Head with Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Lingmell ahead

descending from Illgill Head with Scafell ahead

an awkward crossing of the inflow to Burnmoor Tarn - the bridge seems a bit inadequate!

walking alongside Burnmoor Tarn with Scafell behind

Burnmoor Tarn from Burnmoor Lodge

waterfall at the head of Miterdale

looking back at the head of Miterdale with Scafell behind

heading down alongside the River Mite

heading down the lower part of Miterdale