Name:Whitegill Crag
Hill number:7969
Height:472m / 1549ft
Parent (Ma):2396  High Raise [High White Stones]
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Central Fells
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Catchment:Leven (Ulverston)
Grid ref:NY 29785 07257
Summit feature:small cairn on outcrop
Col:467m  NY297072  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
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Possibly done earlierAlan Moore25/11/2021
A wonderful walk along the interesting ridge between Grasmere and Great Langdale, locating the many Synges between Red Bank and Blea Rigg from High Close (NY 336 052), just space for a couple of cars – if you are early! Summits visited included Silver How, Lang How, Swinescar Pike, Little Castle How, Great Castle How, Castle How (Raw Pike), Blea Rigg and Whitegill Crag. A splendid day with snow patches and classic views of the major Lakeland peaks clad in snow! 15.6km with 800m ascent in 5h30m. (S)silveracorn_alan07/12/2020
From Little Langdale Pass, Oakhowe Crag, Harry Place, Silver How, Lang How, Swinescar Pike, Little Castle Howe, Castle Howe, Great Castle Howe, Whitegill Crag, Stickle Tarn, Pike Howe. Descent of N ridge of Oakhowe Crag not recommended - unavoidable band of snail pace FIGHT through a jungle of Juniper.Isbjorn02/10/2020
From climbing a route on the cragemily03/08/2019
From New Dungeon Ghyll, Pike Howe, over to Stickle Tarn, Tarn Crag, Whitegill Crag, Blea Rigg, Great Castle How, Castle How Raw Pike, Little Castle How,Swinescar Pike and Lang How. A nice day keeping away from the half term crowds. And another chapter of Birketts Finished.nickywood123/02/2019
Whitegill Crag, Tarn Crag, Pavey Ark, Harrison Stickle, Thorn Crag, Loft Crag, Pike of Stickle, Martcrag Moor, Black Crags, Buck Pike, Rossett Pikekeithouk28/10/2018
Came over from Tarn Crag (506m). I've no idea why this is a summit. There's lots of higher and more significant hilly prominences in the area. The Un-named higher hill to the northwest is a prime example, so I bagged it on the way back. Solo.Dangerous Dave24/09/2018
With MVW from NT cp via White Ghyll and climbing route The Slabs Route 2 and 1. return down Stickle Gyhll enjoying a late summer evening.Frank26/07/2018
From Great Castle How. Impressive Gully. On to Tarn Crag.Wycombe Wanderer08/04/2017
If approaching from the Dungeon Ghyll path there is an intermittent, but often clear, track all the way to the summit.If approaching from Tarn Crag it is best to try and link up with this path to save a lot of cross-fell walking which, in summer, could be quite vegetated.moorsman07/04/2017
Pike Howe - Tarn Crag - Belles Knott - Blea Rigg - Whitegill Crag from GR: NY 29430 06353ronaldo33318/02/2017
Birthday walk starting from Millbeck Farm. Smoky, Dave, Tony and I walked up via Whitegill Ravine then on to Silver How via Blea Rigg, Great Castle How, Raw Pike, Little Castle How, Swinescar Pike, and Lang How. Descended to Chapel Stile via Megs Gill path. Cold but dry, intermittent mist and low crowd all day.Skip22/01/2017
R Rob Trev Richard Tait05/01/2017
Up and across from New Dungeon Ghyll.Eddie04/12/2016
Climbed during ML Assessment - steep ground dayJK29/11/2016
On a backpack from road at High Close. Lovely area under Blea Rigg spectacular top. Camped nearby.mick31/08/2016
From Grasmere YH. Tarn Crag, Belles Knott, Whitegill Crag, Blea Rigg, Great Castle How, Castle How, Little Castle How, Raw Pike, Swinescar Pike, Lang How, Silver How. Non stop raining. Did not see a thing. Soaked.ijpowell19/08/2016
From YHA Grasmere on a round or Wainwrights, Birketts and Synges circumnavigating Easdale Tarn. This the eighth of 11 hills.jonglew29/02/2016
After Belles Knott, over ridge, down to this. Climbed here many times but had I actually been to summit? Definitely have now. Back to Grasmere over Blea Rigg.Aye Jimmy10/10/2015
Foot Tarn camp site- silver How- lang How- Swinescar Pike - little Castle How - raw Pike- gt Castle How- Blea Rigg - Whitegill Crag - New Dungeon Ghyll. Wainright round 2 plus a Few Syngesbenarbia_812/08/2015
FR. After climbing Slabs Routes 1&2 in White Ghyll.Vin30/06/2015
With Andy. Blea Rigg and four Synges from Grasmere. Took the summit to be the cairn at NY 29784,07258 but there are higher alternatives close by - visited all possible tops.Crib Goch27/06/2015
Whitegill Crag, Pavey Ark, Thunacar knott, Harrison Stickle, Martcrag Moor, Pike of Stickle, Loft Crag, Thorn Crag and Pike How. From national trust car park in langdaleAlunRees3114/03/2015
Whitegill Crag, Pavey Ark, Thunacar knott, Harrison Stickle, Martcrag Moor, Pike of Stickle, Loft Crag, Thorn Crag and Pike How. From national trust car park in langdaleAlunrees3314/03/2015
With Jo, circular walk from Dungeon Ghyll: road to Pye Howe, paths to Lang How, Swinescar Pike, Little Castle How , Castle How (Raw Pike), Great Castle How, Blea Rigg, Whitegill Crag (good views into valley), returning past Stickle Tarn. Weather; generally sunny with high intermittent cloud, warm, very good visibility.amblerbob30/04/2013
Easedale Horseshoe walk with Lesley form Nora's cottage -collecting stray Synge tops.Chris Pearson05/08/2007
est, climbing w Mike W on Whitegill crag, and BES following yearnordicstar01/07/1998
On a circular route from Chapel Stile.Walker Dan22/04/1995
Michael Hood24/04/2022
Scott Morley 8605/06/2021
Jill Robertson26/11/2020
Dawn Oldham04/08/2019
andrew brown05/01/2019
Andy West29/10/2018