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Name:Great Whinscale
Hill number:3880
Height:427m / 1401ft
Parent (Ma):2643  Harter Fell (Eskdale)
RHB Section:34D: Southern Cumbria
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Esk (Ravenglass)
Grid ref:SD 19805 98960
Summit feature:rock
Col:422m  SD198989  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 96
(1:25k) OL6N
Observations:an alternative location for Birkett's summit is a rock by small cairn at SD 19986 98957
Survey:Abney level
Comments:Summit corresponds to GR and map in Birkett. However the route description suggests the 448m peak at SD199989.
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 190 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Crook Crag. An airy perch. On to Gate Crag.Wycombe Wanderer30/11/2019
RevisitDave Geere23/10/2019
The round by the suggested route by BB.Parked at Woodend Bridge,Great Worm Crag,White How,Green Crag,Crook Crag,Great Whinscale,Kepple Crag,Broad Crag,and Great Crag.Nearly managed it with dry feet.jocks103/07/2019
From NY21439 01177 Yew Bank - Hard Knott - HK South Top - Border End - Peathill Crag - PC South Top - Horsehow Crags - Demming Crag - Harter Fell - Green Crag - Crook Crag - Great Whinscale - Dow Cragscreeleep20/04/2019
From Wha House for a round of Kepple Crag, Great Whinscale, Crook Crag, White How, Great Worm Crag, Broad Crag and Great Crag.rhalstead20/04/2019
Did the fun scramble up the slabs to the top. Not really a seperate summit.Jake99430/03/2019
Circular with Jules,Jill, Wendy and KevGrey Hare23/02/2019
This is not a summit! A rocky outcrop surrounded by higher points! With Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie. My second visit here.Dangerous Dave29/10/2018
On a round of 8 hills from High Wallowbarrow. Wet and windy.jonglew17/12/2017
with Phil W, ROC MM CP placementLittledave21/09/2017
From Green Crag summit via all the subsidiaries ever likely to be listed by somebody. On down and across to Dow Crag.Eddie09/09/2017
RevisitDave Geere08/08/2017
From Crook Crag. Headed to Dow Crag next.bolton02/11/2016
Firm grass verge parking about 200m NW of cattle grid at 184959 (Space for 1 car). Included in an anticlockwise circuit of the 8 Birketts, starting with Great Worm Crag & finishing on Great Crag. Some tough going during second half of walk. (PM)gerrybowes02/11/2016
Not sure what was great about this top or the alternatives. Parked by cattle grid to SSW then Great Worm Crag, Birker Fell - White How, Green Crag, Crook Crag, Great Whinscale, Broad Crag - Birker Fell and finally Birker Fell - Great Crag on a warm sunny day.Dugswell203/10/2016
Walked all three potential summits ...... just in case!moorsman17/08/2016
Day 2 of a 2 day walk. /7 Birketts done and a swim in Birker tarn.chrisj196503/06/2016
Started early from the crossroads at Devoke water/ Birker Moor. Final part of the Green Crag ridge, missed on previous visits, very warm. See Dalegarth from here!Karmakarl06/05/2016
Afternoon round of Green Crag and Harter Fellnosdrahcir20/04/2016
With G. Boot > Penny Farm > Kepple Crag via path to west from NY 198 002 > Dow Crag > Great Whinscale > Crook Crag > Green Crag > Low Birker via path (intermittent & not as ROW marked) > BootRT197027/03/2016
A walk from Jubilee bridgeHavenchris24/08/2015
One of a number of rocky hillocks in this area. Continued to Gate Crag.Aye Jimmy10/06/2015
SoloAimless Rambler07/05/2015
On my way to Green Crag .Haygalzer30/04/2015
Birkett 3Dave Geere02/11/2014
Woolpack Low Birker Kepple Crag Great Whinscale Crook Crag The Pike Green Crag Harter Fell Demming Crag Horsehow Crags Hard Knott Yew Bank Lingcove Brotherilkeld WoolpackAndy Hirst18/08/2014
Parked by the side of the road at Brown Rigg > Birker Fell - Great Crag > Kepple Crag > Dow Crag > GREAT WHINSCALE summit exposed rock > Crook Crag > Green Crag > Broad Crag - Birker Fell > Birker Fell - White How > Great Worm Crag > Brown RiggTony Hartry II06/06/2014
A day on The Birker fells with Dik, cloudy but dry.Lou03/05/2014
A walk with Lindsay ticking off some Birkettsdik03/05/2014
Climbed from Ulpha via road then Birketts route around 8 topsrobert21/04/2014
With Alan and Sheila Rayner on a backpack from Silecroft (day 3).Phreerunner20/04/2014
with Tony clouds finally starting to clear 5th of 8 fells this morningcolinfielding20/05/2013
Great Whinscale, Crook Crag, Green crag and Harter fell from Jubilee Bridge at the foot of the Hardknott Pass.crax7306/05/2013
Parking at cattle grid, SD185958, over Great Worm crag. Onwards round circuit of Green Crag Birketts via White How and Green Crag. Dropped to col and east scramble from path onto Crook Crag's comb. Then steep scramble onto Whinscale (not the one in photo unless theres been some land reforming for the GRef).nordicstar03/02/2013
on way off green crag, pretty wet below down to whahouse.. super food in the george at eskdale green by the way...stig_nest13/10/2012
Great Worm Crag, White How, Green Crag, Crook Crag, Great Whinscale, Kepple Crag, Broad Crag, Great Cragronaldo33312/05/2012
From Birker Fell road via Crook CragAnduril18/03/2012
Birker Fell Rd - Great Crag – Great Whinscale. Completing these 2 having missed them on previous visitbenarbia_811/03/2012
Birkett 2Dave Geere11/12/2011
navigated from Kepple Crag, the top part of the hill was in the cloud layer.JohnStoneham31/10/2011
This was a visit to the highest (448m) point, as suggested by the route description. I regard that as a valid tick!David Purchase24/05/2011
Circular taking in Hardknott, Harter FellFlipperfeet17/01/2011
via scramble with Jez and TonyCaralynR18/08/2010
With Jo, circular walk from Dalegarth Station: bridleway to Low Birker, then path south to Low Birker Tarn, across Foxbield Moss to Great Crag, Black Crag, Broad Crag, Green Crag, The Pike, Crook Crag, Great Whinscale, Kepple Crag, returning via Penny Hill Farm and alongside River Esk. Weather; sunny, warm, very good visibility.amblerbob20/09/2009
2nd scramble playtime of the day.hightops31/05/2009
on from crook crag en route to kepple craggigglejon28/06/2008
Birketts CLF walk S/HAR2, Birker Moor (SD 184 959), Great Worm Crag > White How > Green Crag > Crook Crag > GREAT WHINSCALE unmarked rocky summit > Kepple Crag > Broad Crag > Great Crag > Birker Moor (SD 184 959)Tony Hartry18/04/2008