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Mardale Ill Bell
760m (2494ft)

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


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(No. 59)

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

Mardale Ill Bell Summit

Photo: Phillip Houlton

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

Richard Marshall walked up on May 16th, 2021 [from/via/route] Mardale Horizon [with] Dave Jones Elsie and Roxy [weather] Showers

John Bryers climbed 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.Continued steeply down ridge and up again to top of Froswick. Onwards along good path to Thornthwaite Crag. Continued along good path to top of High Street. Had lunch behind wall. This is furthest point from car and had completed 6 miles.Picking up a small path back towards Kentmere soon joined main path to top of Mardale Ill Bell. continued along ridge, dropping down to Nan Bield Pass and turning right down steep path towards Kentmere. continued along main path picking up bridleway and easy paths back to church. 12.34miles with 3,165ft of elevation. [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.

Christine Shepherd bagged on February 8th, 2008 [from/via/route] Mardale Head using walk c276 [with] Garry and Jonathan [weather] Very cold but bright - Visited the summit again on my own on 24.5.10 in glorious sunshine as part of the Mardale Head Horizon walk c251 and 24.2.11 with my daughter Hannah in very misty conditions from Kentmere. Bagged again with Jenny 07-09-2019

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....

David Baines has summited [from/via/route] !7th October 2015.Hartsop,the Knott,Rampsgill Head,Kidsty Pike, High Street,Harter Fell,Thornthwaite Crag and Gray Crag. [with] Alone [weather] Overcast, dry, swirling mist and breezey on top. - Great views all around.

Tim Winn conquered on October 9th, 2020 [from/via/route] Mardale car park [weather] Misty

Chris Sheard scaled on October 1st, 2020 [from/via/route] 1 October 2020 up from Haweswater [with] George [weather] Cool winds with heavy mist on tops - Returned to conquer as last time was blown off in hail

Clare Tait walked up on August 30th, 2020 [from/via/route] From Mardale Head car park. Across head of reservoir along ridge to HighSt top. Then Mardale lll Bell, Harter Fell and return via Gatesgarth Pass. [with] Charlie [weather] Bright sunshine, however cooler than recent weeks. - Well worth the hours of driving to do this in a day. A good route with beautiful views from the summit of High Street. Lots of friendly walkers out. A good way to bag #51 Wainwright!

Andy Buxton climbed 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 bagged on October 29th, 2019 [from/via/route] Kentmere [with] Ted [weather] Sunny

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

Mardale Ill Bell and High Street from Harter Fell (Mardale)

Mardale Ill Bell and High Street from Harter Fell (Mardale)

Photo: William Ringwood (52)

Small Water and Haweswater from near Mardale Ill Bell summit

Small Water and Haweswater from near Mardale Ill Bell summit

Photo: Andy Malcolm (23)

Me on Mardale Ill Bell summit

Me on Mardale Ill Bell summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (464)

Mardale Ill Bell, High Street and Rough Crag (Riggindale) above Blea Tarn from Nan Bield Pass

Mardale Ill Bell, High Street and Rough Crag (Riggindale) above Blea Tarn from Nan Bield Pass

Photo: Matt Delemare (9)

Harter Fell from Mardale Ill Bell

Harter Fell from Mardale Ill Bell

Photo: Phillip Houlton (16)

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)

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)

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)

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)

West from Mardale Ill Bell

West from Mardale Ill Bell

Photo: David Mulvey (7)


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