Walk c257 The Kentmere Skyline from Kentmere

A classic lakeland horseshoe walk


Route outline for walk c257:

- Kentmere  -   Garburn Pass  -   Yoke  -   Ill Bell  -   Froswick  -   Thornthwaite Crag  -   Mardale Ill Bell  -   Nan Bield Pass  -   Harter Fell (Mardale)  -   Kentmere Pike  -   Brookstones  -   Kentmere.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
6
English
Mountains
Wainwright
7
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
6
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Marilyns
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 Harter Fell (Mardale), 778m (2553ft). Harter Fell (Mardale) is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (54th highest in England, 97th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 47). Harter Fell (Mardale) is also known as an English Nuttall (66th in England, 118th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Mardale Ill Bell, 760m (2494ft). Mardale Ill Bell is classified as a Wainwright (No. 59).

Along the way you will also bag Ill Bell, 757m (2484ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (66th Eng, 115th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 60) and an English Nuttall (80th Eng, 138th Eng & Wal); Kentmere Pike 730m (2396ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (80th Eng, 139th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 72) and an English Nuttall (100th Eng, 171st Eng & Wal); 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) and 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).


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 Map OL7
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

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


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c257 The Kentmere Skyline from Kentmere

In no particular order . . .

Ill Bell from Froswick

Ill Bell from Froswick

Photo: Ivor Bennett (9)

Black Grag (Pillar), Wind Gap, Pillar and Looking Stead (Pillar) above Mosedale from Wasdale Head

Black Grag (Pillar), Wind Gap, Pillar and Looking Stead (Pillar) above Mosedale from Wasdale Head

Photo: Andy Malcolm (245)

High Street Summit

High Street Summit

Photo: William Ringwood (29)

Froswick and Thornthwaite Crag seen from Ill Bell

Froswick and Thornthwaite Crag seen from Ill Bell

Photo: Ivor Bennett (8)

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

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

Photo: Matt Delemare (4)

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)

Small Water and Hayeswater Reservoir from Nan Bield Pass

Small Water and Hayeswater Reservoir from Nan Bield Pass

Photo: Matt Delemare (8)

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)

Kentmere Pike from Gatescarth Pass

Kentmere Pike from Gatescarth Pass

Photo: Ian Gaylard (3)

High Street from Mardale Ill Bell

High Street from Mardale Ill Bell

Photo: Phillip Houlton (15)

On the summit of Yoke

On the summit of Yoke

Photo: Neil Milling (14)

Froswick Summit

Froswick Summit

Photo: William Ringwood (34)

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)

Small Water from Harter Fell (Mardale)

Small Water from Harter Fell (Mardale)

Photo: William Ringwood (51)

On Ill Bell Summit

On Ill Bell Summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (483)

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)

North from Garburn Pass

North from Garburn Pass

Photo: Ian Goulden (2)

Nan Bield Pass from Froswick

Nan Bield Pass from Froswick

Photo: William Ringwood (35)

Tarn Crag (Sleddale)

Tarn Crag (Sleddale)

Photo: Ian Gaylard (5)

Knott & Rest Dodd from the Straits of Riggindale

Knott & Rest Dodd from the Straits of Riggindale

Photo: William Ringwood (63)

Haweswater from above Adam Seat

Haweswater from above Adam Seat

Photo: William Ringwood (53)

Carrock Fell summit cairn

Carrock Fell summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (459)

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)

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)

Kentmere Reservoir from Kentmere Pike

Kentmere Reservoir from Kentmere Pike

Photo: Ian Gaylard (4)

West from Mardale Ill Bell

West from Mardale Ill Bell

Photo: David Mulvey (7)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

Small Water with Haweswater Reservoir beyond from Nan Bield Pass

Small Water with Haweswater Reservoir beyond from Nan Bield Pass

Photo: David Swales (19)

Kentmere Reservoir from Yoke

Kentmere Reservoir from Yoke

Photo: Matt Delemare (1)

High Street from Thornthwaite Crag

High Street from Thornthwaite Crag

Photo: William Ringwood (62)

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)

Mellbreak from the Kirkstile Inn car park at Loweswater

Mellbreak from the Kirkstile Inn car park at Loweswater

Photo: Christine Shepherd (17)

Yoke from Garburn Pass

Yoke from Garburn Pass

Photo: David Mulvey (6)

Skye (my fellow walker) on Bannerdale Crags in the snow

Skye (my fellow walker) on Bannerdale Crags in the snow

Photo: Peter Sykes (2)

Ill Bell from Yoke summit

Ill Bell from Yoke summit

Photo: Ivor Bennett (6)

Kentmere

Kentmere

Photo: Andy Lyons (49)

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)

Speaking Crag, Haweswater

Speaking Crag, Haweswater

Photo: Andy Malcolm (24)

Black Crag (Pillar), Wind Gap, Pillar and Looking Stead (Pillar) above Mosedale from Wasdale Head

Black Crag (Pillar), Wind Gap, Pillar and Looking Stead (Pillar) above Mosedale from Wasdale Head

Photo: Andy Malcolm (241)

Yoke, Ill Bell and Kentmere Reservoir from Nan Bield Pass

Yoke, Ill Bell and Kentmere Reservoir from Nan Bield Pass

Photo: Phillip Houlton (18)

Ill Bell and Froswick from Kentmere Pike

Ill Bell and Froswick from Kentmere Pike

Photo: William Ringwood (37)

Small Water and Haweswater from Nan Bield Pass

Small Water and Haweswater from Nan Bield Pass

Photo: William Ringwood (28)

High Street summit Trig Point

High Street summit Trig Point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (518)

Looking down to Ambleside from Nab Scar with Rosie dog

Looking down to Ambleside from Nab Scar with Rosie dog

Photo: Reasons Togonorth (5)

Ill Bell Summit

Ill Bell Summit

Photo: David Mulvey (5)

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)

Nan Bield Pass and Small Water with Rough Crag and High Street beyond from Harter Fell (Mardale)

Nan Bield Pass and Small Water with Rough Crag and High Street beyond from Harter Fell (Mardale)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (16)

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)

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)

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

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

Photo: Paul Johnson (12)

Froswick and Thronthwaite Crag beyond Kentmere Reservoir from Kentmere Pike

Froswick and Thronthwaite Crag beyond Kentmere Reservoir from Kentmere Pike

Photo: Ian Gaylard (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)

Small Water and Haweswater Reservoir from Nan Bield Pass

Small Water and Haweswater Reservoir from Nan Bield Pass

Photo: Phillip Houlton (17)

Small Water with Rough Crag (Riggindale) beyond from Nan Bield Pass

Small Water with Rough Crag (Riggindale) beyond from Nan Bield Pass

Photo: Phillip Houlton (19)

On the summit of Yoke

On the summit of Yoke

Photo: Christine Shepherd (458)

Me on Mardale Ill Bell summit

Me on Mardale Ill Bell summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (464)

Ill Bell (front) and Yoke from Froswick

Ill Bell (front) and Yoke from Froswick

Photo: Matt Delemare (5)

Windermere from Yoke

Windermere from Yoke

Photo: William Ringwood (32)

Cornclose Lane (Track)

Cornclose Lane (Track)

Photo: Andy Lyons (50)

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)

Small Water and Haweswater from near Mardale Ill Bell summit

Small Water and Haweswater from near Mardale Ill Bell summit

Photo: Andy Malcolm (23)

Waymark on Nan Bield Pass

Waymark on Nan Bield Pass

Photo: Matt Delemare (10)

On Harter Fell (Mardale) with Katie and Rosie

On Harter Fell (Mardale) with Katie and Rosie

Photo: Reasons Togonorth (4)

Me on Harter Fell (Mardale) summit cairn

Me on Harter Fell (Mardale) summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (517)

Wasdale Head and Wast Water from Gavel Neese on the lower slopes of Great Gable

Wasdale Head and Wast Water from Gavel Neese on the lower slopes of Great Gable

Photo: David Swales (20)

Hartsop Dodd from Hartsop

Hartsop Dodd from Hartsop

Photo: Ivor Bennett (11)

Harter Fell from Mardale Ill Bell

Harter Fell from Mardale Ill Bell

Photo: Phillip Houlton (16)

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)

Haweswater Reservoir from Adam Seat

Haweswater Reservoir from Adam Seat

Photo: Phillip Houlton (20)

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 near Kentmere Pike

Harter Fell from near Kentmere Pike

Photo: Ian Gaylard (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)

Ill Bell from Yoke

Ill Bell from Yoke

Photo: William Ringwood (33)

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)

Thornthwaite Crag from below Froswick

Thornthwaite Crag from below Froswick

Photo: William Ringwood (36)

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)

Froswick and Ill Bell from the path to Thornthwaite Crag

Froswick and Ill Bell from the path to Thornthwaite Crag

Photo: Ivor Bennett (10)

Howtown, Ullswater and Bonscale Pike from near Geordie's Crag

Howtown, Ullswater and Bonscale Pike from near Geordie's Crag

Photo: Matt Delemare (11)

Kentmere Pike

Kentmere Pike

Photo: Andy Malcolm (243)

Longsleddale from Yoke

Longsleddale from Yoke

Photo: Matt Delemare (2)

Darling Fell summit cairn

Darling Fell summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (484)

Lake Windermere from Sour Howes

Lake Windermere from Sour Howes

Photo: Ian Goulden (3)

Blea Tarn from High Street

Blea Tarn from High Street

Photo: Matt Delemare (7)

Thirlmere from Browncove Crags

Thirlmere from Browncove Crags

Photo: William Ringwood (38)

Lake Windermere from the summit of Ill Bell

Lake Windermere from the summit of Ill Bell

Photo: Rob Barklamb (37)

Hayeswater from the col between Thornthwaite Crag and High Street

Hayeswater from the col between Thornthwaite Crag and High Street

Photo: Matt Delemare (6)

Me on the summit of Gray Crag (Hayeswater)

Me on the summit of Gray Crag (Hayeswater)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (465)


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