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Walk Ill Bell walking UK Mountains in The Far Eastern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England
Ill Bell Summit

Photograph by David Mulvey

66th highest Mountain in England
114th highest Mountain in England & Wales

Wainwright (No. 60)
Nuttall

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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Ill Bell Fellow go4awalkers who have walked up, climbed & bagged Ill Bell

Darren Wilson walked up Ill Bell on October 5th, 2014 [from/via/route] Kentmere, Yoke,Ill Bell, Froswick, Mardale Ill Bell, Harter Fell, Kentmere Pike, Goat Scar, Shipman Knotts [with] Mike

Jacqui Smith climbed Ill Bell on September 13th, 2014 [from/via/route] Kentmere

Christine Knowles bagged Ill Bell on September 6th, 2014 [from/via/route] Part of Kentmere Horseshoe from Kentmere [with] Graham [weather] Beautiful

Keith Eastman hiked Ill Bell on June 16th, 2014 [from/via/route] c332

Helen Marrs summited Ill Bell during 1968 [from/via/route] Sleet, rain and wind so strong we could hardly stand

Simon Neilson-Clark walked up Ill Bell on May 30th, 2014 [from/via/route] Kentmere [with] Mrs H [weather] Sunny - Kentmere horseshoe On the return west side A high pull up.

Bella Wella climbed Ill Bell on May 25th, 2014 [from/via/route] horseshoe [with] paul

James Brocken bagged Ill Bell on February 23rd, 2014 [from/via/route] Kentmere

Steve Frank hiked Ill Bell on September 15th, 2012 [from/via/route] Kentmere [with] Jackie Frank [weather] Windy

Dave Eyes summited Ill Bell on October 30th, 2013 [from/via/route] from Kentmere via Yoke [with] Christine Eyes [weather] Windy and Wet

Clive Ward walked up Ill Bell on May 1st, 2010 [from/via/route] Kentmere Church. [with] Hazel [weather] Clear, cold, windy at Nan Bield

Martin Hobson climbed Ill Bell on July 17th, 2013 [from/via/route] Kentmere Round via Kentmere clockwise [with] Liam Leask, John Parkinson, Pete Mckevitt [weather] 24c warm and clear

Bill Rowlands bagged Ill Bell on May 30th, 2013 [from/via/route] Kentmere Church via Yoke [with] Jake the chocolate labrador [weather] Clear in the valley, low cloud, high wind and rain on the top. - Intention was to walk the horseshoe all the way around today but once I reached Ill Bell decided to turn around and go back as the weather was deteriorating very quickly

Ann Davis hiked Ill Bell on June 4th, 2013 [from/via/route] kentmere, garbon [with] andy [weather] sunny and sleeveless!

John Nicholson summited Ill Bell on April 17th, 2010 [from/via/route] C257 - see The Kentmere skyline from Kentmere

Harry Meijer walked up Ill Bell on April 26th, 2013 [from/via/route] The Kentmere Horseshoe,Kentmere Church [with] The Lake District Walker

Stephen May climbed Ill Bell on October 25th, 2011 [with] Jill May

Denis Hoyle bagged Ill Bell on March 3rd, 2013 [from/via/route] Kentmere [with] Danny [weather] High cloud - Snow and ice on tops

Iain Taylor hiked Ill Bell on December 23rd, 2011 [from/via/route] Hartsop (NY 41009 12992)

Bay Wan summited Ill Bell on September 7th, 2012 [from/via/route] Start from Kentmere via Yoke towards Mardale III Bell [with] Cocoa Pops (the dog) [weather] Misty high up, low visibility - Lots of Moorland, feels like a fairly flat walk, sure there were some great views but couldn't see anything :(

Mr Davison walked up Ill Bell during June, 2010 [from/via/route] from kentmere [weather] sunny

Christine Shepherd climbed Ill Bell during August, 2004 [from/via/route] Walked from Kentmere [with] Rebecca and Will [weather] A bit dull but dry to start with, driving rain by mid afternoon. - Climbed this again with my other daughter, Hannah, from Kentmere in very misty conditions. One day I will have a good view from this summit.

Chris Bramley bagged Ill Bell on May 12th, 2012 [from/via/route] Ridge walk from troutbeck [with] Janet [weather] Windy cloudy cold

Stephen Littlewood hiked Ill Bell on June 12th, 2009 [from/via/route] from Troutbeck

Ian Miles summited Ill Bell during 1995 [with] Colleaugues

Darren Mortimer walked up Ill Bell on November 13th, 2011 [from/via/route] Kentmere [with] Dermot Palmer & Richard Johnson [weather] Sunny with mist

Andy Nicholls climbed Ill Bell on August 28th, 2011 [from/via/route] Troutbeck Bridge

Paul Booth, David Hickin, Victoria Bates, Linda Mckeogh, Trevor Williams, Tracey Cordes, Paul Henderson, Alan Davidson, John Cuthbert, G Philpott, Carol Juden, Patrick Buckland, Robin Scott, John Southward, Stephen Millington, Rob Barklamb, Jeanette Coward, Adam Shewry and Ray O'Hara have also all walked, climbed & bagged Ill Bell.

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Ill Bell

. . . in no particular order

West from Mardale Ill Bell

1. West from Mardale Ill Bell
Photo: David Mulvey (7)

Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick from High Street

2. Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick from High Street
Photo: Phillip Houlton (14)

Froswick (right) and Red Screes (back) from Ill Bell

3. Froswick (right) and Red Screes (back) from Ill Bell
Photo: Matt Delemare (4)

Froswick and Ill Bell from the path to Thornthwaite Crag

4. Froswick and Ill Bell from the path to Thornthwaite Crag
Photo: Ivor Bennett (10)

Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick seen from the path to Harter Fell

5. Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick seen from the path to Harter Fell
Photo: Ivor Bennett (7)

Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick and Thornthwaite Crag from Hollow Moor

6. Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick and Thornthwaite Crag from Hollow Moor
Photo: Andy Malcolm (184)

Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor) (left), Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke (right) from Garburn Road near Troutbeck Park

7. Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor) (left), Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke (right) from Garburn Road near Troutbeck Park
Photo: Philip Butler (1)

Mardale Ill Bell (left) Nan Bield Pass and Harter Fell (Mardale)(right) with Kentmere Reservoir below from the summit of Yoke

8. Mardale Ill Bell (left) Nan Bield Pass and Harter Fell (Mardale)(right) with Kentmere Reservoir below from the summit of Yoke
Photo: Neil Milling (15)

Froswick (front), Thornthwaite Crag and High Street from Ill Bell

9. Froswick (front), Thornthwaite Crag and High Street from Ill Bell
Photo: Matt Delemare (3)

Panoramic picture on, of or from Ill Bell

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10. The Westerly aspect from Hollow Moor includes a distant view of Crinkle Crags with Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick and Thornthwaite Crag above Kentmere
Photo: Andy Malcolm (180)

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Ill Bell from Yoke

11. Ill Bell from Yoke
Photo: William Ringwood (33)

Troutbeck Tongue, Thornthwaite Crag, Yoke and Ill Bell from Hagg Bridge

12. Troutbeck Tongue, Thornthwaite Crag, Yoke and Ill Bell from Hagg Bridge
Photo: Ian Goulden (4)

Cloud trapped by a temperature inversion clawing at the eastern slopes of Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick as seen from Thornthwaite Crag

13. Cloud trapped by a temperature inversion clawing at the eastern slopes of Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick as seen from Thornthwaite Crag
Photo: Paul Johnson (16)

Looking north to Baystones with Thornthwaite Crag (left) and Ill Bell (centre) beyond from Wansfell Pike as the sun catches a passing shower

14. Looking north to Baystones with Thornthwaite Crag (left) and Ill Bell (centre) beyond from Wansfell Pike as the sun catches a passing shower
Photo: Andy Malcolm (74)

Ill Bell and Froswick from Sleddale Forest

15. Ill Bell and Froswick from Sleddale Forest
Photo: Mike Knipe (130)

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16. Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick and the shoulder of Lingmell End (Mardale Ill Bell) above Kentmere Reservoir from Harter Fell (Mardale)
Photo: Andy Malcolm (240)

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Rough Crag beyond Blea Water from  above Blea Water Crag between High Street and Mardale Ill Bell

17. Rough Crag beyond Blea Water from above Blea Water Crag between High Street and Mardale Ill Bell
Photo: Andy Malcolm (233)

Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke from Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor)

18. Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke from Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor)
Photo: Ivor Bennett (16)

Yoke, Ill Bell and Kentmere Reservoir from Nan Bield Pass

19. Yoke, Ill Bell and Kentmere Reservoir from Nan Bield Pass
Photo: Phillip Houlton (18)

Red Screes (left), Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke from Baystones (Wansfell)

20. Red Screes (left), Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke from Baystones (Wansfell)
Photo: Art Howe (1)

Troutbeck Tongue, Thornthwaite Crag, Yoke and Ill Bell from Lowther Brow

21. Troutbeck Tongue, Thornthwaite Crag, Yoke and Ill Bell from Lowther Brow
Photo: Don Gorman (7)

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22. *Baystones (Wansfell) in the foreground with Red Screes (left), Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor), Thornthwaite Crag and the Froswick, Ill Bell, Yoke ridge silhouetted on the skyline from Wansfell Pike
Photo: Andy Malcolm (72)

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Ill Bell from Froswick

23. Ill Bell from Froswick
Photo: Ivor Bennett (9)

Troutbeck Tongue with Wansfell Pike (Baystones) beyond from Ill Bell

24. Troutbeck Tongue with Wansfell Pike (Baystones) beyond from Ill Bell
Photo: Paul Johnson (12)

Katie says a prayer to the weather Gods on Ill Bell

25. Katie says a prayer to the weather Gods on Ill Bell
Photo: Reasons Togonorth (6)

Ill Bell from Troutbeck Park

26. Ill Bell from Troutbeck Park
Photo: Don Gorman (3)

Ill Bell from Yoke summit

27. Ill Bell from Yoke summit
Photo: Ivor Bennett (6)

Mardale Ill Bell, High Street and Rough Crag (Riggindale) above Blea Tarn from Nan Bield Pass

28. Mardale Ill Bell, High Street and Rough Crag (Riggindale) above Blea Tarn from Nan Bield Pass
Photo: Matt Delemare (9)

Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick above Kentmere Reservoir from Harter Fell (Mardale)

29. Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick above Kentmere Reservoir from Harter Fell (Mardale)
Photo: Andy Malcolm (244)

High Street from Mardale Ill Bell

30. High Street from Mardale Ill Bell
Photo: Phillip Houlton (15)

Trout Beck, Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick and Ill Bell from Troutbeck Park

31. Trout Beck, Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick and Ill Bell from Troutbeck Park
Photo: Don Gorman (1)

Kentmere with Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick and Thornthwaite Crag above from Hollow Moor

32. Kentmere with Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick and Thornthwaite Crag above from Hollow Moor
Photo: Andy Malcolm (177)

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33. The Kentmere Horseshoe (Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag, Kentmere Pike and Shipman Knotts) from Hollow Moor
Photo: Andy Malcolm (183)

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Ill Bell (front) and Yoke from Froswick

34. Ill Bell (front) and Yoke from Froswick
Photo: Matt Delemare (5)

Looking North towards Skiddaw and Blencathra from the summit of Ill Bell across cloud trapped by a temperature inversion

35. Looking North towards Skiddaw and Blencathra from the summit of Ill Bell across cloud trapped by a temperature inversion
Photo: Paul Johnson (13)

Mardale Ill Bell and High Street from Harter Fell (Mardale)

36. Mardale Ill Bell and High Street from Harter Fell (Mardale)
Photo: William Ringwood (52)

Harter Fell from Mardale Ill Bell

37. Harter Fell from Mardale Ill Bell
Photo: Phillip Houlton (16)

Harter Fell (left) and Mardale Ill Bell (in cloud) seen from above Haweswater Reservoir near Rowantreethwaite Beck

38. Harter Fell (left) and Mardale Ill Bell (in cloud) seen from above Haweswater Reservoir near Rowantreethwaite Beck
Photo: Rob Barklamb (46)

Ill Bell and Froswick from Kentmere Pike

39. Ill Bell and Froswick from Kentmere Pike
Photo: William Ringwood (37)

Looking South from the summit of Ill Bell across cloud trapped by a temperature inversion

40. Looking South from the summit of Ill Bell across cloud trapped by a temperature inversion
Photo: Paul Johnson (14)

Small Water and Haweswater from near Mardale Ill Bell summit

41. Small Water and Haweswater from near Mardale Ill Bell summit
Photo: Andy Malcolm (23)

Lake Windermere from the summit of Ill Bell

42. Lake Windermere from the summit of Ill Bell
Photo: Rob Barklamb (37)

Froswick and Thornthwaite Crag seen from Ill Bell

43. Froswick and Thornthwaite Crag seen from Ill Bell
Photo: Ivor Bennett (8)


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You can walk or hike Ill Bell with any of these 3 route maps:

Walk c332 The Hagg Gill Round from Troutbeck

Route Summary: - Troutbeck Bridge, Garburn Road, Backstone Barrow, Sour Howes, Sallows, Garburn Pass, Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, Wanfer Crag, Hagg Gill, Trout Beck, Troutbeck Tongue, Lowther Brow, Long Green Head, Limefitt Campsite, Troutbeck, Troutbeck Bridge.

Length: 17.5km (11 miles) | Ascent: 1039m (3410ft) | Allow at least: 7.5hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


Walk c257 The Kentmere Skyline from Kentmere

Route Summary: - Kentmere, Garburn Pass, Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag, Mardale Ill Bell, Nan Bield Pass, Harter Fell (Mardale), Kentmere Pike, Brookstones, Kentmere.

Length: 18.5km (11.5 miles) | Ascent: 1030m (3378ft) | Allow at least: 7.5hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


Walk c153 Thornthwaite Crag from Troutbeck

Route Summary: - Troutbeck Bridge, Garburn Pass, Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag, Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor), Doup Crag, Trout Beck, Troutbeck Tongue, Hagg Gill, Lowther Brow, Long Green Head, Limefitt Campsite, Troutbeck, Troutbeck Bridge.

Length: 19.5km (12.25 miles) | Ascent: 1278m (4194ft) | Allow at least: 8.75hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard




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