Miterdale Round

Start point: Old Quarry car park (NY 121 012)

Old Quarry car park – Irton Pike (OF) – Irton Fell – Whin Rigg  Illgill Head – Burnmoor Tarn – Miterdale – Old Quarry car park

Distance: 11 miles     Total Ascent: 745 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours 30 minutes

Weather: Sunny with a cool wind on the tops. 10°C.

It turned out to be a really sunny day today, the early clouds soon cleared from the high fells and although there was a cold wind on the Whin Rigg – Illgill Head ridge, the walk back along Miterdale was in very Spring-like conditions. This is a lovely walk and Miterdale feels really remote; we didn’t see a soul today.


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