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