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

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

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 highest in England, 111th highest in England & Wales).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Harter Fell (Mardale) at 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 highest in England, 118th highest in England & Wales).

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

Along the way you will also bag Ill Bell at 757m (2484ft). Ill Bell is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (66th highest in England, 115th highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 60) and an English Nuttall (80th highest in England, 138th highest in England & Wales) ; Kentmere Pike at 730m (2396ft). Kentmere Pike is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (80th highest in England, 139th highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 72) and an English Nuttall (100th highest in England, 171st highest in England & Wales) ; Froswick at 720m (2363ft). Froswick is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (86th highest in England, 149th highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 77) and an English Nuttall (108th highest in England, 184th highest in England & Wales) ; Yoke at 706m (2317ft). Yoke is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (100th highest in England, 167th highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 85) and an English Nuttall (125th highest in England, 209th highest in England & Wales).

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 . . .

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)

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)

Small Water and Hayeswater Reservoir from Nan Bield Pass

Small Water and Hayeswater Reservoir from Nan Bield Pass

Photo: Matt Delemare (8)

Ill Bell from Yoke

Ill Bell from Yoke

Photo: William Ringwood (33)

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

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

Photo: Paul Johnson (12)

High Street from Thornthwaite Crag

High Street from Thornthwaite Crag

Photo: William Ringwood (62)

Small Water and Haweswater from Nan Bield Pass

Small Water and Haweswater from Nan Bield Pass

Photo: William Ringwood (28)

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)

Yoke from Garburn Pass

Yoke from Garburn Pass

Photo: David Mulvey (6)

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)

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)

Hayeswater from the col between Thornthwaite Crag and High Street

Hayeswater from the col between Thornthwaite Crag and High Street

Photo: Matt Delemare (6)

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 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)

Kentmere Reservoir from Kentmere Pike

Kentmere Reservoir from Kentmere Pike

Photo: Ian Gaylard (4)

Windermere from Yoke

Windermere from Yoke

Photo: William Ringwood (32)

Nan Bield Pass from Froswick

Nan Bield Pass from Froswick

Photo: William Ringwood (35)

West from Mardale Ill Bell

West from Mardale Ill Bell

Photo: David Mulvey (7)

Harter Fell from near Kentmere Pike

Harter Fell from near Kentmere Pike

Photo: Ian Gaylard (2)

Longsleddale from Yoke

Longsleddale from Yoke

Photo: Matt Delemare (2)

Small Water from Harter Fell (Mardale)

Small Water from Harter Fell (Mardale)

Photo: William Ringwood (51)

Kentmere

Kentmere

Photo: Andy Lyons (49)

On the summit of Yoke

On the summit of Yoke

Photo: Neil Milling (14)

Me on Mardale Ill Bell summit

Me on Mardale Ill Bell summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (464)

Small Water with Haweswater Reservoir beyond from Nan Bield Pass

Small Water with Haweswater Reservoir beyond from Nan Bield Pass

Photo: David Swales (19)

Froswick and Thronthwaite Crag beyond Kentmere Reservoir from Kentmere Pike

Froswick and Thronthwaite Crag beyond Kentmere Reservoir from Kentmere Pike

Photo: Ian Gaylard (1)

North from Garburn Pass

North from Garburn Pass

Photo: Ian Goulden (2)

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

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

Photo: Matt Delemare (4)

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)

Ill Bell and Froswick from Kentmere Pike

Ill Bell and Froswick from Kentmere Pike

Photo: William Ringwood (37)

High Street from Mardale Ill Bell

High Street from Mardale Ill Bell

Photo: Phillip Houlton (15)

Froswick Summit

Froswick Summit

Photo: William Ringwood (34)

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)

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)

On the summit of Yoke

On the summit of Yoke

Photo: Christine Shepherd (458)

Harter Fell from Mardale Ill Bell

Harter Fell from Mardale Ill Bell

Photo: Phillip Houlton (16)

On Harter Fell (Mardale) with Katie and Rosie

On Harter Fell (Mardale) with Katie and Rosie

Photo: Reasons Togonorth (4)

Froswick and Ill Bell from the path to Thornthwaite Crag

Froswick and Ill Bell from the path to Thornthwaite Crag

Photo: Ivor Bennett (10)

Waymark on Nan Bield Pass

Waymark on Nan Bield Pass

Photo: Matt Delemare (10)

Ill Bell (front) and Yoke from Froswick

Ill Bell (front) and Yoke from Froswick

Photo: Matt Delemare (5)

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 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)

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)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

Thornthwaite Crag from below Froswick

Thornthwaite Crag from below Froswick

Photo: William Ringwood (36)

Kentmere Pike

Kentmere Pike

Photo: Andy Malcolm (243)

Kentmere Reservoir from Yoke

Kentmere Reservoir from Yoke

Photo: Matt Delemare (1)

Froswick and Thornthwaite Crag seen from Ill Bell

Froswick and Thornthwaite Crag seen from Ill Bell

Photo: Ivor Bennett (8)

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 Summit

Ill Bell Summit

Photo: David Mulvey (5)

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 above Kentmere Reservoir from Harter Fell (Mardale)

Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick above Kentmere Reservoir from Harter Fell (Mardale)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (244)

Me on Harter Fell (Mardale) summit cairn

Me on Harter Fell (Mardale) summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (517)

Lake Windermere from the summit of Ill Bell

Lake Windermere from the summit of Ill Bell

Photo: Rob Barklamb (37)

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

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

Photo: William Ringwood (52)

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 summit

Ill Bell from Yoke summit

Photo: Ivor Bennett (6)

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)

Small Water and Haweswater Reservoir from Nan Bield Pass

Small Water and Haweswater Reservoir from Nan Bield Pass

Photo: Phillip Houlton (17)

On Ill Bell Summit

On Ill Bell Summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (483)


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