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Ill Bell
757m (2484ft)

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


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

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

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

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

John Bryers hiked 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 and Nan Biled Pass into Kentmere. When sun was out you could feel the warmth in it. Sunny and warm with a cool breeze on ridges

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

Christine Shepherd conquered 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.

Ian Mackenzie scaled 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....

Mark Hazelton walked up on April 11th, 2021 [from/via/route] Walked route c332 The Hagg Gill Round from Troutbeck. Great walk with all seasons in one day. Made a slight diversion after Troutbeck Tongue. [with] Family and Pepper [weather] All seasons in one day

Claire Kirk climbed on March 31st, 2021 [from/via/route] Church Bridge [with] Solo [weather] Warm and sunny

Andy Buxton bagged on November 1st, 1990 [from/via/route] Garburn Pass from Kentmere. Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag, Mardale Ill Bell, Harter Fell, Kentmere Pike, Shipman Knotts [with] Solo [weather] Cold, clear autumn day - Very enjoyable circuit of Kentmere

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

Ill Bell from Yoke summit

Ill Bell from Yoke summit

Photo: Ivor Bennett (6)

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

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

Photo: Paul Johnson (14)

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)

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

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

Photo: Andy Malcolm (244)

Lake Windermere from the summit of Ill Bell

Lake Windermere from the summit of Ill Bell

Photo: Rob Barklamb (37)

Ill Bell from Froswick

Ill Bell from Froswick

Photo: Ivor Bennett (9)

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

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

Photo: Andy Malcolm (184)

The Kentmere Horseshoe (Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag, Kentmere Pike and Shipman Knotts) from Hollow Moor

The Kentmere Horseshoe (Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag, Kentmere Pike and Shipman Knotts) from Hollow Moor

Photo: Andy Malcolm (183)

Ill Bell and Froswick from Sleddale Forest

Ill Bell and Froswick from Sleddale Forest

Photo: Mike Knipe (130)

High Street from Mardale Ill Bell

High Street from Mardale Ill Bell

Photo: Phillip Houlton (15)


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