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Mardale Ill Bell
760m (2494ft)

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


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

Mardale Ill Bell Summit

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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

Chris Sheard walked up 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 climbed 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 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.

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

Richard Marchant summited on January 2nd, 1999 [from/via/route] A day walk with my good friend Ray collins. We met at Mardale Head car park top of Haweswater. The route took us up by Gatesgarth Beck to Gatesgarth Pass, then turned right and followed the route up to Harter Fell. We then carried on to Mardale Ill Bell then on to High Street, Rampsgill Head then to Kidsty Pike and then descended to Haweswater and back round to Mardale Head Car Park. [with] Ray Collins [weather] From what I can remember it was a fine day.

Elaine Evans conquered on April 8th, 2019 [from/via/route] From Mardale Head, up to High Street via Blea Water, across to Mardale Ill Bell, down to Nan Bield Pass, up to Harter Fell, retraced our steps to Nan Bield then descended via Small Water. [with] Sue and Christine [weather] Dry but low cloud on tops. - Success at second attempt - previously had to turn back due to strong gusts of wind. Visibility restricted due to low cloud, otherwise a very good day. Lunch with a view at shelter at Nan Bield.

Wayne Baxter scaled 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 walked up on June 23rd, 2018 [from/via/route] Mardale Head up Riggindale via High Street [with] Margaret & Ralph [weather] Bright & sunny - continued along the ridge to Harter Fell

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

Paul Macey has bagged [from/via/route] From Brothers Water using walks c251 and c204

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 130 [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

Andrew Peate scaled on May 18th, 2018 [from/via/route] Mardale Head [with] Dave Thorley [weather] Sunny/overcast

Simon Myerscough walked up on August 27th, 2006 [from/via/route] C362 [with] Martin & Bill - Bill tired, blisters [weather] Wet

Peter Fielding climbed on November 11th, 2017 [from/via/route] from hawes water. nice cold day but boggy underfoot for most of the way - one of seven wainwrights climbed today on walk c251 [with] Peter and Ruth [weather] good - very long walk including kidsty pike and harter fell - boggy!

Simon Boddy bagged on August 27th, 2017 [from/via/route] Mardale Head [with] My girlfriend [weather] Misty and drizzly

Andy Jakob hiked on August 17th, 2017 [from/via/route] Rowantreethwaite Beck circular route of the Mardale Head Horizon [with] Heather [weather] Expected rain but only came as we drove away. Otherwise sunny mostly and at times very windy - Super views all day long!

Derek Parkin summited on April 16th, 2016 [from/via/route] Haweswater car park [with] Lynn Parkin [weather] brezzy

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

Phillip Bulley scaled on May 7th, 2017 [from/via/route] via Thornthwaite Crag [with] Judith and Ruby. [weather] Cloudy but windy no views.

Leon Harvey walked up on May 26th, 2016 [with] Solo

Emily Sharratt climbed 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

Mark Davidson bagged on March 26th, 2003 [with] Alone [weather] Warm and sunny with huge views - just fantastic - Climbed again on March 6th, 2005 in the snow.

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

Michael Nolan summited on September 18th, 2016 [from/via/route] c114

Craig Steeland conquered on August 5th, 2016 [from/via/route] Haweswater [with] Sue and Jake [weather] Warm, sunny and light winds

Richard Fulcher scaled on July 12th, 2016 [from/via/route] Mardale Head car park [with] Alone [weather] Cloudy, cold on tops with a little sunshine.

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

Colin Egan climbed on April 18th, 2016 [from/via/route] Continuation from Harter Fell via Nan Bield [with] My wife Faith and friends John & Jo Cocker [weather] Cold, wet and very windy, gusting to 40 mph at times - 2nd of eight today

Charlie Housley bagged on January 4th, 2016 [from/via/route] Part of the Kentmere Round. [with] Daz and Jim. [weather] Poor visibility all day; low cloud prevented and views.

David Baines has hiked [from/via/route] Hartsop, High Street. [with] Alone [weather] Overcast, dry, swirling mist and breezey on top. - Great views all around.

Tony Rogerson summited on February 22nd, 2009 [from/via/route] Mardale Harter High Street & Kidsty Pike [with] Maureen [weather] Windy but clear - Some snow under foot

Bay Wan conquered on September 7th, 2012 [from/via/route] Start from Kentmere, 5 summits in total :) Part of the Kentmere Circular. [with] Cocoa Pops (the dog) [weather] Misty and low visibility high up :/. Sunny and clear and awesome views on 8/9/15. - Lots of Moorland, feels like a fairly flat walk, sure there were some great views but couldn't see anything :(. Did this walk again on 8/9/15 when it was sunny and clear and started the ascent by Hallow Bank Quarter up to Mardale III Bell and the down via Froswick etc. This is a much better ascent in my opinion but is a long slog for about 5 hours until you hit III Bell. Allow 7 hours for this circular.

Victoria Bates scaled on September 2nd, 2015 [from/via/route] C251 [with] Mark - Real drop from Harter Fell

Kevin Parnham walked up on July 26th, 2015 [from/via/route] Troutbeck [with] Jo [weather] Warm and sunny

Marcus Bradshaw climbed on November 21st, 2014 [from/via/route] (c251)Started at Haweswater head car park. Up the Old Copse Road to Selside Pike then across the ridge in a horseshoe to the last Wainwright which was Kidsty pike. [with] We took a Spanish boy called Seb who loved it and introduced him to Tunnock's Caramel Wafers. Oviously Marcus was with me. Navigating in extream conditions! [weather] Weather was good at lake side but deteriorated as we climbed. Visibility was about 40 m on the ridge and the wind was blowing hard at times. - Met two miserable walkers at the Shelter who advised us not to go on top but the wind died down by High street.

Mike Jackson bagged on January 24th, 2015 [from/via/route] Mardale Head

Tracey Cowell hiked on January 8th, 2015 [from/via/route] Harter fell [with] Sister [weather] Sunny and windy

David Preston summited on June 27th, 2014 [from/via/route] Go4awalk walk c251from Mardale Head [with] On my own [weather] Sunny day

Anthony Scott conquered on October 25th, 2014 [from/via/route] Kentmere Church [with] Hayley [weather] Very windy, misty and rainy - Where are we?

David Noble has scaled [from/via/route] Highstreet [with] Paul [weather] Sunny with cloud cover but good views

Darren Wilson walked up 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

Christine Knowles climbed on September 6th, 2014 [from/via/route] Part of Kentmere Horseshoe from Kentmere [with] Graham [weather] Beautiful - Nearly missed it as walked round from Froswick on low path!

Keith Eastman bagged on July 7th, 2014 [from/via/route] c251

Simon Neilson-clark hiked on May 30th, 2014 [from/via/route] Kentmere [with] Mrs H [weather] Sunny - On the circuit from Kentmere at the head of the valley

Bella Wella summited on May 25th, 2014 [with] Paul

Jon Mapp conquered on May 3rd, 2014 [from/via/route] go4awalk route c251 [with] Suzzanne [weather] Cold and slightly windy but no rain - walked 9 wainwrights and 18.5 miles

John Tippins scaled on April 17th, 2014 [from/via/route] Hartsop [with] Kevin O'Hare [weather] Full cloud cover, windy and quite cold

Joanne Mcgawley walked up on April 13th, 2014 [with] Rich [weather] Windy but dry - 9.65 miles

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

Gill Watson bagged on April 1st, 2007 [with] Gill

Dave Eyes hiked on October 30th, 2013 [from/via/route] from Kentmere, via Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick [with] Christine Eyes [weather] Wet and windy

Clive Ward summited on May 1st, 2010 [from/via/route] Kentmere Church, Yoke, Ill Bell [with] Hazel (also on my own Aug 2009)

Martin Hobson conquered on July 16th, 2013 [from/via/route] Kentmere Round via Kentmere clockwise [with] Liam Leask, John Parkinson, Pete Mckevitt [weather] 24c warm and clear

Doug Martin scaled on July 3rd, 2013 [from/via/route] Mardale Head CP up Small Water Beck to Stepping Stones past the Shelters and up Piot Crag to summit. A right good pull!!! We then ran over to Thornthwaite Beacon up Racecourse Hill, Short Stile and round to Kidsty Pike and down via Kidsty Howes to reservoir and back to Car Park. [with] Harry Betty Amanda Steve Mark Claire Paul [weather] Bit overcast to start but soon cleared - a great day to be in Lakes. - We were supposed to be going up Bow Fell via slabs but weather overcast further west. This walk was programmed for 17/7 but brought forward. A really hard but good days walking with a lot of laughs. Thornthwaite had to be included as we were there and Ros wasn't.

Ann Davis walked up on June 4th, 2013 [from/via/route] kentmere via garbon [with] andy [weather] sun sun sun and sweat

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

Denis Hoyle bagged on March 2nd, 2013 [from/via/route] Kentmere [with] Danny [weather] High cloud - Snow and ice on tops.

Iain Taylor hiked on October 29th, 2011 [from/via/route] Mardale Head (NY 46974 10752)

John Cave summited on October 24th, 2012 [from/via/route] See High Street [with] Ann and Derek and Maggie Bowyer

Mr Davison conquered during May, 2010 [from/via/route] from kentmere [weather] sunny

Christine Shepherd scaled 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.

Stephen Littlewood walked up on June 9th, 2009 [from/via/route] from Hartsop

Chris Bramley climbed on March 6th, 2011 [from/via/route] High street [with] Jaqui, blake [weather] Sno ontop - Neve and golden eagle

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

Robert Logan hiked on August 29th, 2010 [from/via/route] Mardale Head [with] Judith Logan

Ross Dougherty summited on June 18th, 2011 [from/via/route] Route c276 [with] Catherine Devey [weather] Rain and misty on top

Jane Wilkinson, Dale Sexton, Matthew Thomas, David Kelley, Jenny Godfrey, Mr M A Blanchard, David Watson, Adrian Roberts, Paul Kendell, Jo Dixon, John Walter, Peter Clark, Claire Rigg, David Butterfield, Carl Abbott, Adam Beeby, Louise Sandwith, Simon Duerden, Jonathan Tobin, Phil Clark, Paul Booth, David Hickin, Louis Smith, Linda Mckeogh, Trevor Williams, Paul Henderson, Tracey Cordes, Ken Woodward, Alan Davidson, Colin Bullen, John Cuthbert, G Philpott, Carol Juden, Andrew Martin, Patrick Buckland, John Southward, Rob Barklamb, David Kelley, Stephen Millington, Chris Bede, Adam Shewry, Jeanette Coward, Jacqui Smith, Ray O'hara, Libby Burns and Jayne Phelps have all walked, climbed & bagged Mardale Ill Bell.

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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)

West from Mardale Ill Bell

West from Mardale Ill Bell

Photo: David Mulvey (7)

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)

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)

Me on Mardale Ill Bell summit

Me on Mardale Ill Bell summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (464)

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)

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

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

Photo: William Ringwood (52)

Harter Fell from Mardale Ill Bell

Harter Fell from Mardale Ill Bell

Photo: Phillip Houlton (16)

Small Water and Haweswater from near Mardale Ill Bell summit

Small Water and Haweswater from near Mardale Ill Bell summit

Photo: Andy Malcolm (23)

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)


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