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Name:Eskdale Fell - Whinscales
Hill number:3776
Height:425m / 1394ft
Parent (Ma):2359  Scafell Pike
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Esk (Ravenglass)
Class:Birkett
(B)
Grid ref:NY 19727 03303
Summit feature:rock 7m E of cairn
Drop:5m
Col:420m  NY197033  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL6N
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 116 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Eskdale Circuit. Debs and TaliMountain Goat05/08/2018
Hot! From Great Howjohnjennison26/06/2018
Great Barrow, Whinscales, Great How, Slight Side, Scafell, Symonds Knottkeithouk28/12/2017
From Great How then down to Stony tarn to join the main drag to Peelplace Noddle.Eddie06/10/2017
From Great How. On to Dawsonground Crags.Wycombe Wanderer05/01/2017
3rd of the day after Boat How and then Great How before heading back to Dalegarth. Wet underfoot. 7.5 miles and 3 hours 35 minutes with GB.bolton29/09/2016
Dalegarth Station car park (£3.50 for the day) - Boat How - Great How - Picked our way down between the numerous hillocks to Whinscales, distinguishable only by its summit cairn. (PM)gerrybowes29/09/2016
From Wasdale, across from Boat How, very boggy, on to Great How, minor summits and geocachesbardolph24/04/2016
Scafell from Boot - up via Slight Side and down via Eskdale Fellnosdrahcir21/04/2016
Birketts walk with Paul from Bootcolinfielding23/03/2016
Round of Birketts on each side of Whillan Beck.ngthack11/01/2016
Visited on the way back to Boot from Upper Eskdale, a sea of bracken beneath makes for slow progress, also very wet underfoot even after a dry period.Karmakarl14/10/2015
2 day walk with Becky camping at the top of Eskdalechrisj196517/08/2015
YHA - Goat Crag - Bull How - Whin Crag - Dawsonground Crag - Cat Crag - Whinscales - Great How - Great Scarth Crag - Cam Spout Crag - Silverybield - Heron Crag - Brock Crag - YHAmcbiydw201/08/2015
From Peelplace Noddle, on way to Great How.Aye Jimmy14/07/2015
Parked in the Delgarth Railway Station > Boot > Eel Tarn > Peelplace Noddle > Goat Crag > Bull How > Whin Crag (Eskdale) > Dawsonground Crags > Eskdale Fell - Whinscales > Great How - Eskdale Fell > Lambford Bridge > Boat How > Brat's Moss > Boot > Delgarth Railway StationTony Hartry II11/06/2015
A circuit including 3 Birkett's from Boot.Neil Haslewood09/04/2015
W Jenx. From the Woolpack PH, followed path rather than FP, to first plateau area, easy nip up the Synge then traverse out across fell to Goat Crag,Bull How, Whin Crag then to Dawsonground. Dropped into the low ground to pick up the triple topped Cat Crag, then onwards to Whinscales and Great How.nordicstar16/11/2014
Birkett 3Dave Geere26/10/2014
As said before, so many tops , easier to do them all....found the cairn thoughHavenchris02/09/2014
On return from Slight Side.destaylor27/06/2014
Climbed while crossing from Seat How to Dawsonground Cragsrobert24/06/2014
Woolpack Inn Eel Tarn Goat Crag Whin Crag Dawsonground Crag Whinscales Great How Eskdale Fell Lambford Bridge Boat How Brats Hill Stone Circle Boot Church Low Birker Doctor Bridge Woolpack InnAndy Hirst16/01/2014
Birkett walk from Boot via Boat How and Great How.With six members of judicial party.Mostly sunny.Great views throughout.catman12/10/2013
With Eire,mEvan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave30/07/2013
Boat How, Great How, Whinscalesronaldo33310/03/2013
From Boot via Great HowAnduril22/05/2012
To be honest, standing on the top of Great How, I didn't even realise that this was a summit. I returned this way "just in case" and, even when reaching the place, didn't know that it was a seperate hill!moorsman15/05/2012
Birkett 2Dave Geere18/03/2012
Indistinct and unsure which op, so did all! Across from Dawson Groundollismark05/11/2011
Boot-Boat How-Great How-Whinscales-Dawsonground Crags- Whin Crag-Goat Crag - (Combined Birkett's ESK 2 and 3)benarbia_827/03/2011
1dads03/07/2010
Birketts CLF walk W/ESK3, Dalegarth Station CP >Boot > White Moss > Boat How > Burnmoor Tarn > Great How > WHINSCALES - ESKDALE FELL grassy summit (thanks to GPS) with rocky protrusions topped with a small cairn > Eel Tarn > Boot > Dalegarth Station CPTony Hartry22/04/2009
From Scafell not easy to find very old cairn near topmick29/03/2009
With Jo, circular walk from Brackenclose: Maiden Castle, Great How, Whinscales, Burnmoor Tarn. Weather; cloudy, warm, moderate visibility.amblerbob23/07/2008
last top on these fells before the drag over to Boat How- a nice perch with a prominent cairngigglejon08/05/2008
With HBremnerB14/04/2006
Tour of 12 Birketts with Lesley. Sun and snow showers -beautiful. Stayed at Eskdale YH.Chris Pearson11/04/1998
DARRENG18/07/2018
CraigDring06/06/2018
Matt17/05/2018
Neil Midgley24/04/2018
hughbagger13/01/2018
Mountain Girl27/09/2017
AdyGray16/09/2017
Wilkins Synges22/07/2017
ALHEJ Wilkins22/07/2017
Wil FR222/07/2017
IainT19/07/2017
Craig6730/06/2017