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Ill Bell
757m (2484ft)

The Far Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Ill Bell as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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

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Wainwright
(No. 60)

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80th highest in England,
138th in England & Wales

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

Ill Bell Summit

Photo: David Mulvey

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The Lake District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL7 The English Lakes - South Eastern area


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90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


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

Pete George walked up on May 3rd, 2022 [from/via/route] Troutbeck [with] Roco [weather] Overcast. Wet on tops

Christine Shepherd climbed 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. Finally did this solo on a glorious March day on 6.3.22 using walk c257.

Geoff Hand bagged on November 10th, 2021 [from/via/route] c332 The Hagg Gill round from Troutbeck [with] Alone with Tess [weather] Warm & Dry - Set out from Church Bridge. Ill Bell is the fourth Wainwright on the walk. Two large stone pillars on the top & one cairn nearby. Had lunch looking South towards Windermere.

Jonathan Bevan hiked on July 19th, 2018 [from/via/route] Started KENDAL [with] Solo [weather] Brilliant sunshine

Paul Ward summited on April 25th, 2016 [from/via/route] Started from Staveley [with] Jamie

Simon Boddy conquered on July 13th, 2021 [from/via/route] Church Bridge [with] My girlfriend [weather] Sunny & clear

Jeremy Torrance scaled on September 13th, 2014 [from/via/route] Kentmere [with] Duncan and Johann

John Bryers walked up on April 29th, 2021 [from/via/route] Parked at Kentmere Church. Walked up Garburn pass to highest point, turning right on to Yoke. Following ridge path to top of Ill Bell. [with] With Freya Gray, Jazz and Mya. [weather] Forcast predicted 3 degrees on top. It was a lot colder than that with cutting icy winds on ridge, hail on High Street & Nan Biled Pass into Kentmere. When sun was out you could feel the warmth in it. Sunny & warm with a cool breeze on ridges

Richard Marshall climbed on April 25th, 2021 [from/via/route] Hagg Gill round [with] Dave Jones Elsie and Roxy [weather] Warm Sunny

Ian Mackenzie bagged on April 17th, 2021 [from/via/route] Kentmere Horseshoe walk, parked at the church at 6am, most of the walk in glorious sunshine. [with] Me, myself and I [weather] Sunny - Not really fit enough but when in Rome....

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

Ill Bell and Froswick from Sleddale Forest

Ill Bell and Froswick from Sleddale Forest

Photo: Mike Knipe (130)

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

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 Kentmere Pike

Ill Bell and Froswick from Kentmere Pike

Photo: William Ringwood (37)

Lake Windermere from the summit of Ill Bell

Lake Windermere from the summit of Ill Bell

Photo: Rob Barklamb (37)

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

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)

On Ill Bell Summit

On Ill Bell Summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (483)

Yoke, Ill Bell and Kentmere Reservoir from Nan Bield Pass

Yoke, Ill Bell and Kentmere Reservoir from Nan Bield Pass

Photo: Phillip Houlton (18)

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

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

Photo: Philip Butler (1)

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

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

Photo: Ivor Bennett (16)

Ill Bell from Yoke summit

Ill Bell from Yoke summit

Photo: Ivor Bennett (6)

Froswick and Ill Bell from the path to Thornthwaite Crag

Froswick and Ill Bell from the path to Thornthwaite Crag

Photo: Ivor Bennett (10)

Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick from High Street

Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick from High Street

Photo: Phillip Houlton (14)

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

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

Photo: Andy Malcolm (177)

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

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

Photo: Andy Malcolm (233)

Ill Bell from Froswick

Ill Bell from Froswick

Photo: Ivor Bennett (9)

Ill Bell (front) and Yoke from Froswick

Ill Bell (front) and Yoke from Froswick

Photo: Matt Delemare (5)

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

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

Photo: Matt Delemare (3)

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

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

Photo: Art Howe (1)

Harter Fell from Mardale Ill Bell

Harter Fell from Mardale Ill Bell

Photo: Phillip Houlton (16)

Small Water and Haweswater from near Mardale Ill Bell summit

Small Water and Haweswater from near Mardale Ill Bell summit

Photo: Andy Malcolm (23)


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