Guide to England's hills & mountains

Illgill Head

Illgill Head - Cumbria

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Illgill Head is the 3661st highest peak in the British Isles and the 364th tallest in England


609.0 m (1998 ft)


314.0 m (1030 ft)

Survey method

Abney level


Tiny cairn on rock


Hill / mountain range

Lake District S

Nearest town

Millom, Cumbria

Notes & comments

Higher by 1m than rock by windshelter at NY16905 05025; rock 30m NE at NY 16900 04925 is as high

Wainwright summit is a cairn at NY165048 which is at least 3m lower than true summit