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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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(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

Andy Buxton walked up 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

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. Climbed again from Mardale Head with Jenny on 7.9.2019

Andrew Johnson bagged on October 29th, 2019 [from/via/route] Kentmere [with] Ted [weather] Sunny

Richard Marchant hiked during August, 1989 [from/via/route] This was a two day trip with an overnight camp on top of High Street. The route took me from Penrith along High Street the old Roman Road to Windermere via the following Wainwrights. Loadpot Hill, Whether Hill, High Raise, Rampsgill Head, High Street, Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick, Ill Bell, Yoke and Sour Howes. [with] On my own for this trip [weather] Dry and fine weather but extremely windy overnight to a point that I thought my tent was going to be blown away, but alas it survived.

Kevin Foster summited on April 28th, 2019 [from/via/route] Ridge walk continuing from Yoke. [with] Henry. [weather] Clouds but with sunny breaks and clear visibility. Very warm when the sun was out. - My favourite summit on the Kentmere round. Three cairns, pyramid top, stunning views. Great lunch spot.

Wayne Baxter conquered on April 8th, 2019 [from/via/route] Kentmere Horseshoe, 7 peaks. Yoke, III Bell, Froswick, Mardale II Bell, Harter Bell, Kentmere Pike & Shipman Knotts. [with] Sue [weather] Sunny to start the walk but low cloudy for Mardale peak - What a great walk

Nick Dobson scaled on August 30th, 2018 [from/via/route] The Mortal Man in Troutbeck via Yoke [with] Margaret & Ralph [weather] Started bright and sunny, but the clouds & mist appeared as we set off up Yoke - Still in the mist before trekking along the ridge to Froswick

Liz Sheerin walked up on May 25th, 2018 [from/via/route] Kentmere [with] Neil

Elaine Evans climbed on September 15th, 2018 [from/via/route] From holiday park at Troutbeck and onto Garburn Road, up to summit of Yoke, Ill Bell and then Froswick, returned via Hagg Gill, through the valley alongside Troutbeck Tongue. [with] Sue and Christine [weather] Beautiful day to start with but low cloud and rain came in on the tops and stayed with us as we descended into the valley. - Missed out on the views due to the weather, just unlucky this time.

Craig Steeland bagged on August 4th, 2018 [from/via/route] From Limefitt bus stop in Troutbeck [with] With Sue [weather] Warm and partly cloudy with excellent visibility

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

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

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

Photo: Paul Johnson (12)

Ill Bell from Yoke

Ill Bell from Yoke

Photo: William Ringwood (33)

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

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

Photo: Matt Delemare (3)

High Street from Mardale Ill Bell

High Street from Mardale Ill Bell

Photo: Phillip Houlton (15)

West from Mardale Ill Bell

West from Mardale Ill Bell

Photo: David Mulvey (7)

Ill Bell (front) and Yoke from Froswick

Ill Bell (front) and Yoke from Froswick

Photo: Matt Delemare (5)

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)

Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick and the shoulder of Lingmell End (Mardale Ill Bell) above Kentmere Reservoir from Harter Fell (Mardale)

Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick and the shoulder of Lingmell End (Mardale Ill Bell) above Kentmere Reservoir from Harter Fell (Mardale)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (240)

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

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

Photo: Andy Malcolm (184)

Ill Bell and Froswick from Sleddale Forest

Ill Bell and Froswick from Sleddale Forest

Photo: Mike Knipe (130)


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