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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,
114th in England & Wales

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80th 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

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

Christine Shepherd bagged 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 hiked 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 summited 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 conquered on March 31st, 2021 [from/via/route] Church Bridge [with] Solo [weather] Warm and sunny

Andy Buxton scaled 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

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

Richard Marchant climbed 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 bagged 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 hiked 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 summited 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 conquered on May 25th, 2018 [from/via/route] Kentmere [with] Neil

Elaine Evans scaled 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 walked up 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 climbed on July 25th, 2018 [from/via/route] C332 [weather] Warm sunny

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

Claire Oliver has hiked [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 summited 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 conquered 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 scaled on October 8th, 2006 [from/via/route] C153 [weather] low cloud, then sunny intervals

Andy Jakob walked up 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 climbed on August 6th, 2017 [from/via/route] Mardale (The Wainwright 60 - Day 4 (Mardale)) [with] Graeme High

Colin Millar bagged 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 hiked on July 6th, 2017 [from/via/route] Yoke [with] Ruby. [weather] Cloudy. No visibility.

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

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

David Baines scaled 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 walked up 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 climbed 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 bagged 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 hiked [from/via/route] c332 troutbeck [with] gillie [weather] fair

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

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

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

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

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

Caroline Winter bagged 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 hiked on March 19th, 2016 [from/via/route] Troutbeck [with] Emma [weather] Sunny

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ian Miles conquered during 1995 [with] Colleaugues

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

Andy Nicholls walked up 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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Troutbeck Tongue with Wansfell Pike (Baystones) beyond from Ill Bell

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

Photo: Paul Johnson (12)

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

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)

Ill Bell and Froswick from Kentmere Pike

Ill Bell and Froswick from Kentmere Pike

Photo: William Ringwood (37)

Small Water and Haweswater from near Mardale Ill Bell summit

Small Water and Haweswater from near Mardale Ill Bell summit

Photo: Andy Malcolm (23)

Ill Bell from Froswick

Ill Bell from Froswick

Photo: Ivor Bennett (9)

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)

Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick from High Street

Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick from High Street

Photo: Phillip Houlton (14)

Ill Bell from Yoke

Ill Bell from Yoke

Photo: William Ringwood (33)

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)

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)


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