Guide to England's hills & mountains

Great Whinscale

Great Whinscale - Cumbria
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Great Whinscale is the 7877th highest peak in the British Isles and the 957th tallest in England


427.0 m (1401 ft)


5.0 m (16 ft)

Survey method

Abney level




  • Birkett

Hill / mountain range

Lake District S

Nearest town

Millom, Cumbria

OS map sheets

OS25: 006N (The English Lakes)
OS50: 096 (Barrow-in-Furness & South Lakeland)

Notes & comments

An alternative location for Birkett's summit is a rock by small cairn at SD 19986 98957

Summit corresponds to GR and map in Birkett. However the route description suggests the 448m peak at SD199989.