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Ill Bell
757m (2484ft)

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


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66th highest in England,
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Ill Bell Summit

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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

Paul Macey hiked on July 25th, 2018 [from/via/route] C332 [weather] Warm sunny

Tracey Cowell summited on July 15th, 2018 [with] Andrew Foster/Billy Foster/Pete Alexander/David Cushley

Claire Oliver has conquered [from/via/route] Start from Kentmere GR 456041 (Limited Parking by the church) [with] Storm, Ray and I [weather] Wet then very wet conditions. Few views, low cloud. Shame as a lovely walk and deserving of a better weather day!

John Almond scaled on June 28th, 2018 [from/via/route] Solo walk from Kentmere Church - Garburn Pass - Yoke - ILL BELL - Froswick - Thornthwaite Crag - High Street - Mardale Ill Bell - Nan Bield Pass - Kentmere - Wainwright 127 [weather] Very hot

Christina Lander walked up on June 3rd, 2018 [from/via/route] Kentmere Horseshoe: Kentmere Village - Garburn Pass - Yoke - Ill Bell - Froswick - Thornthwaite Crag - High Street - Mardale Ill Bell - Harter Fell - Kentmere Pike - Shipman Knotts - Kentmere Village [with] Dick [weather] Dry day and very still with high cloud

Simon Myerscough climbed on October 8th, 2006 [from/via/route] C153 [weather] low cloud, then sunny intervals

Andy Jakob bagged on August 12th, 2017 [from/via/route] from Kirkstone pass Inn to Staveley [with] AFWC Colin, Rory and Connor [weather] Rain in morning till 13.30 Low cloud - Slow walking Rory held us back by at least an hour!

Iain Jones hiked on August 6th, 2017 [from/via/route] Mardale (The Wainwright 60 - Day 4 (Mardale)) [with] Graeme High

Colin Millar summited on August 4th, 2017 [from/via/route] YHA Windermere Yoke Circuit [with] On my own (as usual) [weather] Grey and cold for August - a few sunny spells (very few) - View of Windermere was very grey - all day - even when I had some sun on me

Phillip Bulley conquered on July 6th, 2017 [from/via/route] Yoke [with] Ruby. [weather] Cloudy. No visibility.

Chris Sheard scaled on October 3rd, 2008 [from/via/route] From Yoke along ridge [with] George [weather] Cool and calm - Great to walk in snow

David Wand walked up on March 25th, 2014 [from/via/route] Cold with small amount of snow and water part frozen

David Baines climbed on April 29th, 2017 [from/via/route] Via Sour Howes, Sallows, Yoke from Church Bridge [with] Alone [weather] Overcast, mild. - A good long day coming off Froswick down Scot Rake and back along Troutbeck Tongue to Church Bridge via Garburn Road.

John Tippins bagged on April 15th, 2016 [from/via/route] Church Bridge, Troutbeck [with] Solo [weather] The day started sunny, but soon after starting the walk it got cloudy and rained for a short while and was quite windy on top. It brightened later and was quite warm by mid-afternoon.

Colin Egan hiked on April 5th, 2017 [from/via/route] Continuation from Yoke, 2nd of 6 fells today, just follow the ridge. [with] My wife Faith [weather] Sunny day with some cloud, wind cold and strong on summit. - Easy enough ascent from Yoke but going down the other side towards Froswick was a bit scary, it looked like the path just disappeared off the edge but it sneaks sideways down a steep slope. Path badly worn in places into deep gullies and loose stone but not one that the amazing path repairers can do much with I suspect. The summit has two very large cairns at either end of the top almost as though someone could not decide which end was higher so made two the same, like huge old beehives.

Emily Sharratt summited on October 8th, 2016 [from/via/route] From Kentmere via the Garburn Pass [with] James [weather] Lovely bright and a bit breezy - Part of the Greater Kentmere Horseshoe

Steve Cookson has conquered [from/via/route] c332 troutbeck [with] gillie [weather] fair

Mark Davidson scaled on March 26th, 2003 [with] Alone [weather] Warm and sunny with huge views - just fantastic

Simon Clark walked up on July 15th, 1999 [with] MJ

Adrian Sherriff climbed on September 12th, 2016 [from/via/route] c332

Andrew Joss bagged on August 29th, 2016 [from/via/route] Troutbeck [with] Barbara, Pippa, Mick and Benson [weather] Sunny

Christine Flitcroft hiked on September 6th, 2014 [from/via/route] Kentmere Horseshoe [with] Sandra [weather] sunny, rain, mist, windy

Caroline Winter summited on June 26th, 2016 [from/via/route] Kentmere, Garburn Pass, Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick [with] Solo [weather] Warm, light SW breeze-14mph. intermittent low cloud on peak but good views. - A few fell runners pass me and plenty of dog walkers

Chris Robinson conquered on March 19th, 2016 [from/via/route] Troutbeck [with] Emma [weather] Sunny

Jill Dean scaled 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 walked up 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 climbed on March 7th, 2010 [from/via/route] Kentmere Horseshoe [with] John [weather] Temperature inversion - Snow under foot

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

Jon Mapp hiked 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 summited on July 26th, 2015 [from/via/route] Troutbeck [with] Jo [weather] Warm and sunny

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

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

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

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

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

Darren Wilson conquered 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 scaled on September 13th, 2014 [from/via/route] Kentmere

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

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

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

Simon Neilson-clark hiked 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 on May 25th, 2014 [from/via/route] horseshoe [with] paul

James Brocken conquered on February 23rd, 2014 [from/via/route] Kentmere

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

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

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

Martin Hobson bagged 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 hiked 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 summited on June 4th, 2013 [from/via/route] kentmere, garbon [with] andy [weather] sunny and sleeveless!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chris Bramley conquered on May 12th, 2012 [from/via/route] Ridge walk from troutbeck [with] Janet [weather] Windy cloudy cold

Stephen Littlewood scaled on June 12th, 2009 [from/via/route] from Troutbeck

Ian Miles walked up during 1995 [with] Colleaugues

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

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

Dale Sexton, Neil Heywood, Jane Wilkinson, Angela Moroney, Matthew Thomas, Daniel Wynn, David Kelley, Paul Woodhouse, Jenny Godfrey, David Kelley, Mr M A Blanchard, David Watson, Louis Smith, Jo Dixon, David Shaw, John Walter, Claire Rigg, 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 all walked, climbed & bagged Ill Bell.

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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)

Small Water and Haweswater from near Mardale Ill Bell summit

Small Water and Haweswater from near Mardale Ill Bell summit

Photo: Andy Malcolm (23)

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

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

Photo: Ivor Bennett (7)

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

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

Photo: Matt Delemare (4)

Harter Fell from Mardale Ill Bell

Harter Fell from Mardale Ill Bell

Photo: Phillip Houlton (16)

The Westerly aspect from Hollow Moor includes a distant view of Crinkle Crags with Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick and Thornthwaite Crag above Kentmere

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)

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

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

Photo: Rob Barklamb (46)

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

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

Photo: Don Gorman (1)

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)

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

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

Photo: Paul Johnson (13)


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