Walk c153 Thornthwaite Crag from Troutbeck

Superb ridge walk - unmissable


Route outline for walk c153:

- Troutbeck Bridge  -   Garburn Pass  -   Yoke  -   Ill Bell  -   Froswick  -   Thornthwaite Crag  -   Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor)  -   Doup Crag  -   Trout Beck  -   Troutbeck Tongue  -   Hagg Gill  -   Lowther Brow  -   Long Green Head  -   Limefitt Campsite  -   Troutbeck  -   Troutbeck Bridge.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
5
English
Mountains
Wainwright
6
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
5
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is Thornthwaite Crag at 784m (2573ft). Thornthwaite Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (52nd highest in England, 92nd highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 44). Thornthwaite Crag is also known as an English Nuttall (62nd in England, 111th in England & Wales).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor), 763m (2504ft). In Alfred Wainwright's 'Book Two - The Far Eastern Fells' the chapter for Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor) is entitled simply 'Caudale Moor'. Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor) is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (63rd highest in England, 108th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 55). Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor) is also known as an English Nuttall (77th in England, 131st in England & Wales). Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor) is classified as a Marilyn (19th highest in England, 461st highest in the UK).

You will also reach the summit of Ill Bell, 757m (2484ft). Ill Bell is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (66th highest in England, 115th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 60). Ill Bell is also known as an English Nuttall (80th in England, 138th in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Froswick, 720m (2363ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (86th Eng, 149th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 77) and an English Nuttall (108th Eng, 184th Eng & Wal); Yoke 706m (2317ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (100th Eng, 167th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 85) and an English Nuttall (125th Eng, 209th Eng & Wal) and Troutbeck Tongue 364m (1195ft) - a Wainwright (No. 207).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Maps OL5 & OL7
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c153 Thornthwaite Crag from Troutbeck

In no particular order . . .

Sca Fell, Scafell Pike and the dome of Great Gable in the distance beyond Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell (Bowfell) with The Langdale Pikes in the mid distance from Yoke

Sca Fell, Scafell Pike and the dome of Great Gable in the distance beyond Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell (Bowfell) with The Langdale Pikes in the mid distance from Yoke

Photo: Rob Barklamb (36)

Low Water from the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Low Water from the summit of The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Neil Milling (17)

Darling Fell summit cairn

Darling Fell summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (484)

Yoke from Troutbeck Tongue

Yoke from Troutbeck Tongue

Photo: Don Gorman (5)

Trout Beck

Trout Beck

Photo: David Hayter (350)

Lake Windermere from the summit of Ill Bell

Lake Windermere from the summit of Ill Bell

Photo: Rob Barklamb (37)

Windermere from Yoke

Windermere from Yoke

Photo: William Ringwood (32)

On the summit of Yoke

On the summit of Yoke

Photo: Christine Shepherd (458)

Looking down to Ambleside from Nab Scar with Rosie dog

Looking down to Ambleside from Nab Scar with Rosie dog

Photo: Reasons Togonorth (5)

On the summit of Yoke

On the summit of Yoke

Photo: Neil Milling (14)

Lake Windermere from Sour Howes

Lake Windermere from Sour Howes

Photo: Ian Goulden (3)

Thornthwaite Crag & High Street from below Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor)

Thornthwaite Crag & High Street from below Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor)

Photo: William Ringwood (61)

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

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

Photo: Matt Delemare (4)

Nan Bield Pass from Froswick

Nan Bield Pass from Froswick

Photo: William Ringwood (35)

Ill Bell from Troutbeck Park

Ill Bell from Troutbeck Park

Photo: Don Gorman (3)

View from Threshthwaite Crag below Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor) with the sun just breaking from behind Thorthwaite Crag

View from Threshthwaite Crag below Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor) with the sun just breaking from behind Thorthwaite Crag

Photo: Paul Johnson (19)

Moss covered wall in Robin Lane nr Troutbeck

Moss covered wall in Robin Lane nr Troutbeck

Photo: Wayne Hill (85)

360 degree panorama taken from the top of Troutbeck Tongue

360 degree panorama taken from the top of Troutbeck Tongue

Photo: Chris Brankin (26)

Sunrise over Great Langdale taken close by Dungeon Ghyll below the summit of Harrison Stickle

Sunrise over Great Langdale taken close by Dungeon Ghyll below the summit of Harrison Stickle

Photo: Paul Johnson (17)

Troutbeck Church

Troutbeck Church

Photo: Ian Goulden (1)

Ill Bell from Froswick

Ill Bell from Froswick

Photo: Ivor Bennett (9)

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 Summit

Ill Bell Summit

Photo: David Mulvey (5)

Hayeswater from the col between Thornthwaite Crag and High Street

Hayeswater from the col between Thornthwaite Crag and High Street

Photo: Matt Delemare (6)

The famous Bridge House in Ambleside

The famous Bridge House in Ambleside

Photo: David Hayter (294)

*Ambleside from the lower slopes of Baystones (Wansfell)

*Ambleside from the lower slopes of Baystones (Wansfell)

Photo: Wayne Hill (87)

Blencathra or Saddleback (left, in the distance) and Clough Head (right) above Legburthwaite from Raven Crag (Thirlmere)

Blencathra or Saddleback (left, in the distance) and Clough Head (right) above Legburthwaite from Raven Crag (Thirlmere)

Photo: Rob Barklamb (38)

West from Mardale Ill Bell

West from Mardale Ill Bell

Photo: David Mulvey (7)

Robinson summit shelter

Robinson summit shelter

Photo: Chris Brankin (27)

Temperature Inversion seen from the summit of Helvellyn

Temperature Inversion seen from the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Paul Johnson (20)

Carrock Fell summit cairn

Carrock Fell summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (459)

Froswick Summit

Froswick Summit

Photo: William Ringwood (34)

Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke from Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor)

Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke from Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor)

Photo: Ivor Bennett (16)

Ill Bell (front) and Yoke from Froswick

Ill Bell (front) and Yoke from Froswick

Photo: Matt Delemare (5)

Loughrigg Tarn from the lower slopes of Loughrigg Fell

Loughrigg Tarn from the lower slopes of Loughrigg Fell

Photo: Ian Mansell (9)

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)

Hartsop Dodd from Hartsop

Hartsop Dodd from Hartsop

Photo: Ivor Bennett (11)

Troutbeck Village

Troutbeck Village

Photo: David Hayter (293)

The famous pub sign at The Mortal Man, Troutbeck

The famous pub sign at The Mortal Man, Troutbeck

Photo: Wayne Hill (86)

Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor) (left), Thresthwaite Mouth and Thornthwaite Crag (right) from the Northern end of Troutbeck Tongue

Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor) (left), Thresthwaite Mouth and Thornthwaite Crag (right) from the Northern end of Troutbeck Tongue

Photo: David Hayter (351)

Thornthwaite Crag and Yoke from Hagg Gill

Thornthwaite Crag and Yoke from Hagg Gill

Photo: Don Gorman (6)

Kentmere Reservoir from Yoke

Kentmere Reservoir from Yoke

Photo: Matt Delemare (1)

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

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

Photo: Matt Delemare (3)

Ill Bell from Yoke

Ill Bell from Yoke

Photo: William Ringwood (33)

Yoke from Garburn Pass

Yoke from Garburn Pass

Photo: David Mulvey (6)

North from Garburn Pass

North from Garburn Pass

Photo: Ian Goulden (2)

A Brocken Spectre (almost) with Red Screes beyond from the lower slopes of Yoke

A Brocken Spectre (almost) with Red Screes beyond from the lower slopes of Yoke

Photo: Paul Johnson (11)

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)

Froswick and Thornthwaite Crag seen from Ill Bell

Froswick and Thornthwaite Crag seen from Ill Bell

Photo: Ivor Bennett (8)

Slate Bridge over Trout Beck

Slate Bridge over Trout Beck

Photo: David Hayter (348)

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)

Ill Bell and Froswick from Kentmere Pike

Ill Bell and Froswick from Kentmere Pike

Photo: William Ringwood (37)

Knott & Rest Dodd from the Straits of Riggindale

Knott & Rest Dodd from the Straits of Riggindale

Photo: William Ringwood (63)

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 and Ill Bell from the path to Thornthwaite Crag

Froswick and Ill Bell from the path to Thornthwaite Crag

Photo: Ivor Bennett (10)

Near Troutbeck

Near Troutbeck

Photo: Ian Mansell (8)

Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor), Threshthwaite Mouth and Thornthwaite Crag from Troutbeck Park

Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor), Threshthwaite Mouth and Thornthwaite Crag from Troutbeck Park

Photo: Don Gorman (2)

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)

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)

Blea Tarn from High Street

Blea Tarn from High Street

Photo: Matt Delemare (7)

On Ill Bell Summit

On Ill Bell Summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (483)

Longsleddale from Yoke

Longsleddale from Yoke

Photo: Matt Delemare (2)

Thornthwaite Crag from below Froswick

Thornthwaite Crag from below Froswick

Photo: William Ringwood (36)

Troutbeck Tongue summit cairn

Troutbeck Tongue summit cairn

Photo: David Hayter (352)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

Ill Bell from Yoke summit

Ill Bell from Yoke summit

Photo: Ivor Bennett (6)

Troutbeck from Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor)

Troutbeck from Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor)

Photo: Ivor Bennett (17)

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

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

Photo: Paul Johnson (15)

Katie says a prayer to the weather Gods on Ill Bell

Katie says a prayer to the weather Gods on Ill Bell

Photo: Reasons Togonorth (6)

Looking South towards Troutbeck and Windermere from Troutbeck Tongue summit

Looking South towards Troutbeck and Windermere from Troutbeck Tongue summit

Photo: David Hayter (353)

Troutbeck Tongue, Thornthwaite Crag, Yoke and Ill Bell from Lowther Brow

Troutbeck Tongue, Thornthwaite Crag, Yoke and Ill Bell from Lowther Brow

Photo: Don Gorman (7)

South from Troutbeck Tongue

South from Troutbeck Tongue

Photo: Don Gorman (4)

Troutbeck Tongue, Thornthwaite Crag, Yoke and Ill Bell from Hagg Bridge

Troutbeck Tongue, Thornthwaite Crag, Yoke and Ill Bell from Hagg Bridge

Photo: Ian Goulden (4)

Little Langdale Tarn and Wetherlam

Little Langdale Tarn and Wetherlam

Photo: David Hayter (355)

Trout Beck Falls

Trout Beck Falls

Photo: David Hayter (347)

Trout Beck Falls

Trout Beck Falls

Photo: David Hayter (349)

Hagg Gill Bridge from Troutbeck Tongue

Hagg Gill Bridge from Troutbeck Tongue

Photo: David Hayter (354)

Troutbeck from the path beside Hagg Gill on the East side of Troutbeck Tongue

Troutbeck from the path beside Hagg Gill on the East side of Troutbeck Tongue

Photo: Alison Rotherham (1)

Froswick (foreground - centre right)) with Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor) (left), the Threshthwaite Mouth saddle and Thornthwaite Crag (centre back) from the summit of Yoke

Froswick (foreground - centre right)) with Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor) (left), the Threshthwaite Mouth saddle and Thornthwaite Crag (centre back) from the summit of Yoke

Photo: Neil Milling (16)

High Street from Thornthwaite Crag

High Street from Thornthwaite Crag

Photo: William Ringwood (62)


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