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

Chris Robinson walked up Ill Bell on March 19th, 2016 [from/via/route] Troutbeck [with] Emma [weather] Sunny

Jill Dean climbed Ill Bell on January 10th, 2016 [from/via/route] Mortal man [with] Grezzy [weather] Cold & windy - We had done this walk together previously - but before we starting wainwright bagging. Very cold and windy. Snow.

Charlie Housley bagged Ill Bell on January 4th, 2016 [from/via/route] Part of the Kentmere Round walk. [with] Daz and Jim. [weather] Low cloud all day, it felt as though we were constantly walking at twilight.

Tony Rogerson hiked Ill Bell on March 7th, 2010 [from/via/route] Kentmere Horseshoe [with] John [weather] Temperature inversion - Snow under foot

Andy Gibbs summited Ill Bell on September 11th, 2015 [from/via/route] Kirkstone [with] Gav, Ed & Jake [weather] Great

Jon Mapp walked up Ill Bell on September 6th, 2015 [from/via/route] c332 [with] Suzzanné [weather] Glorious day, clear skies, warm and sunny - most of the route is easy to follow.

Kevin Parnham climbed Ill Bell on July 26th, 2015 [from/via/route] Troutbeck [with] Jo [weather] Warm and sunny

Joanne Mcgawley bagged Ill Bell on June 27th, 2015 [with] Rich [weather] Warm :) - 11.22 miles

David Noble hiked Ill Bell on February 21st, 2015 [from/via/route] Troutbeck [with] Jack [weather] Cold with light snow but good views

Mike Jackson summited Ill Bell on March 14th, 2015 [from/via/route] Kentmere Round [with] Steve McAdam [weather] Cold but fine

Leon Harvey walked up Ill Bell on March 8th, 2015 [from/via/route] c332 [with] Solo [weather] Cold, wet and windy :) - nice clear path

Phil Higgins climbed Ill Bell on February 4th, 2015 [from/via/route] Garburn and Ill Bell [with] Billy no mates [weather] Bright and cold with snow lying - Gorgeous sunny and bracing day. Left my MTB down at Garburn after cycling up from home.

Marcus Bradshaw bagged Ill Bell on November 21st, 2014 [from/via/route] As part of Walk including Sour Hows, Sallows, Yoke, Ill Bell, Frosswick and Troutbeck Tongue. We stayed at The Mortal man that night. [with] Marcus [weather] The weather was pretty good but ther wind was gale force in the saddle between the bigger peaks. - Sallows really is the worst Wainwright

Anthony Scott hiked Ill Bell on October 25th, 2014 [from/via/route] Kentmere Church [with] Hayley [weather] Very windy, misty and rainy - Where are we?

Darren Wilson summited 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 walked up Ill Bell on September 13th, 2014 [from/via/route] Kentmere

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

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

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

Simon Neilson-Clark summited 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 walked up Ill Bell on May 25th, 2014 [from/via/route] horseshoe [with] paul

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

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

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

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

Martin Hobson walked up 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 climbed 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 bagged Ill Bell on June 4th, 2013 [from/via/route] kentmere, garbon [with] andy [weather] sunny and sleeveless!

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

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

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

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

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

Bay Wan hiked 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 summited Ill Bell during June, 2010 [from/via/route] from kentmere [weather] sunny

Christine Shepherd walked up 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 climbed Ill Bell on May 12th, 2012 [from/via/route] Ridge walk from troutbeck [with] Janet [weather] Windy cloudy cold

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

Ian Miles hiked Ill Bell during 1995 [with] Colleaugues

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

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

David Butterfield, Louise Sandwith, Daniel Cook, Patricia Dilley, Simon Duerden, Jonathan Tobin, Michael Nolan, 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

Froswick and Thornthwaite Crag seen from Ill Bell

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

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

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

Small Water and Haweswater from near Mardale Ill Bell summit

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

Ill Bell from Troutbeck Park

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

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

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

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

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

Katie says a prayer to the weather Gods on Ill Bell

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

Ill Bell and Froswick from Kentmere Pike

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

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

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

Panoramic picture on, of or from Ill Bell

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

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

Lake Windermere from the summit of Ill Bell

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. 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)

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

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

Ill Bell and Froswick from Sleddale Forest

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

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

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

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

19. 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)

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

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

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

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

West from Mardale Ill Bell

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

Yoke, Ill Bell and Kentmere Reservoir from Nan Bield Pass

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

Panoramic picture on, of or from Ill Bell

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24. *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 Yoke summit

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

Ill Bell (front) and Yoke from Froswick

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

Froswick and Ill Bell from the path to Thornthwaite Crag

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

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

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

Ill Bell from Froswick

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

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

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

High Street from Mardale Ill Bell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

39. 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)

Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick from High Street

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

Harter Fell from Mardale Ill Bell

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

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

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

Ill Bell from Yoke

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


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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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