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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

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

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

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

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

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

Phil Higgins walked up 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 climbed 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ian Miles bagged Ill Bell during 1995 [with] Colleaugues

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

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

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

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

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

Lake Windermere from the summit of Ill Bell

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

Panoramic picture on, of or from Ill Bell

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

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

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

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

Ill Bell from Troutbeck Park

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

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)

Ill Bell and Froswick from Kentmere Pike

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

Small Water and Haweswater from near Mardale Ill Bell summit

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

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

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

Ill Bell from Yoke summit

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

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

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

Ill Bell (front) and Yoke from Froswick

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

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

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

Froswick and Ill Bell from the path to Thornthwaite Crag

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

Ill Bell from Froswick

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

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

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

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

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

Panoramic picture on, of or from Ill Bell

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19. *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 and Froswick from Sleddale Forest

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

Froswick and Thornthwaite Crag seen from Ill Bell

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

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

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

High Street from Mardale Ill Bell

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

Ill Bell from Yoke

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick from High Street

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

35. 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)

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

37. 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)

Yoke, Ill Bell and Kentmere Reservoir from Nan Bield Pass

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

Harter Fell from Mardale Ill Bell

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

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

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

Katie says a prayer to the weather Gods on Ill Bell

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

West from Mardale Ill Bell

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

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

43. 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)


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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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