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.