Ill Bell

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Grid Ref NY 436 077
Height 2,476 ft
 
 
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As I head to Ill Bell I spot two people ahead of me just reaching the top.
 

Ill Bell summit. In the centre(ish) of the picture is Wansfell Pike and on the distance on the right are the Coniston fells, looking quite clear considering how far away they are.
 

 

 

Heading up Ill Bell's steep east ridge.
 

 
 
The view back down the ridge. If you fall here, you won't stop rolling until you end up in the reservoir.
 

We'd hardly set foot on the summit area when we both looked around, looked back down the east ridge and said what a fantastic place it was to walk. Here's one of the three cairns on Ill Bell's summit.
 

and here you see the other two cairns. I guess this group of people went for the 'we got here first so summit is ours' approach to fell walking. They were here when we arrived, they were here when we left after having something to eat and when I looked around as we walked up Yoke, they were still here.
 

Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag and part of High Street seen from cairn number one.
 

 

 

Choose a walk that includes this fell
The number of walks to choose from is 11

10th October 2016
  The Ill Bell ridge from Troutbeck 11.3 mile about 3400 ft
Church Bridge - Garburn Pass - Garburn Nook - Yoke - Ill Bell - Froswick - Thornthwaite Crag - Scots Rake - Troutbeck Tongue - Hag Bridge - Ing Bridge - Ing Lane - Truss Lane - Troutbeck Church - Church Bridge
 

19th September 2015 - Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk No 67
  Kentmere Reservoir and Rainsborrow Tarn 12.7 mile 4000 ft
Church Bridge, Troutbeck - Garburn Pass - Kentmere Scales - Hartrigg - Kentmere Reservoir - Ill Bell East Ridge - Ill Bell - Rainsborrow Tarn - Yoke - top of Garburn Pass - Sallows - Sour Howes - Garburn Pass - Church Bridge, Troutbeck
 

2nd February 2013
  Yoke to Troutbeck Tongue 9.7 mile 2800 ft
Church Bridge - Garburn Pass - Garburn Nook - Yoke - Ill Bell - Froswick - Scots Rake - Troutbeck Tongue - Hag Bridge - Ing Bridge - Ing Lane - Truss Lane - Troutbeck Church - Church Bridge
 

6th November 2011
  Ill Bell the hard way 13.5 mile 4000 ft
Church Bridge - Garburn Pass - Hartrigg - Kentmere Reservoir - Ill Bell east ridge - Ill Bell - Froswick - Scots Rake - Hag Gill - Ing Bridge - Ing Lane - Town Head - Troutbeck - Church Bridge
 

20th October 2010
  Troutbeck to Troutbeck Tongue via the Ill Bell ridge 9.9 mile 3020 ft
Church Bridge Troutbeck - Garburn Pass - Yoke - Ill Bell - Froswick - Park Fell - Troutbeck Tongue - Hag Bridge - Hag Bridge - Ing Lane - Truss Lane - Troutbeck Church - Church Bridge Troutbeck
 

18th April 2009
  Early morning on the Ill Bell ridge, and Trout Beck to myself 12 mile 3900 ft
Troutbeck Church - Garburn Pass - Yoke - Ill Bell - Froswick - Thornthwaite Crag - Trout Beck - Slate Bridge - Troutbeck Tongue - Ing Lane - Truss Lane - A592 - Troutbeck Church
 

12th February 2008
  Perfect conditions for an out of the ordinary route from Kentmere to High Street 11.9 mile 3400 ft
Kentmere - Hartrigg - Kentmere Reservoir - Hall Cove - High Street - Thornthwaite Crag - Froswick - Ill Bell - Yoke - Garburn Pass - Kentmere
 

10th July 2007
  Troutbeck valley and the Ill Bell Ridge 11.5 mile 3610 ft
Troutbeck - Garburn Pass - Troutbeck Valley - Troutbeck Tongue - Froswick - Ill Bell - Yoke - Garburn Pass - Troutbeck
 

22nd January 2006
  A day in the clouds - Nan Bield Pass and the Ill Bell ridge from Kentmere. 11.2 mile 3287 ft
Kentmere - Overend - Nan Bield Pass - Mardale Ill Bell - Thornthwaite Crag - Froswick - Ill Bell - Yoke - Garburn Pass - Kentmere
 

2nd April 2005
  Sour Howes to Troutbeck Tongue via the Ill Bell ridge. 11.5 mile 3776 ft
Troutbeck Church - Sour Howes - Sallows - Garburn Pass - Yoke - Ill Bell - Froswick - Thornthwaite Crag - Troutbeck Tongue - Troutbeck Church
 

1st May 2004
  The Kentmere Horseshoe. 13.8 mile 4042 ft
Kentmere - Garburn Pass - Yoke - Ill Bell - Froswick - Thornthwaite Crag - High Street - Mardale Ill Bell - Nan Bield Pass - Harter Fell - Kentmere Pike - Shipman Knotts - Stile End - High Lane - Low Bridge - Kentmere Church
 



David Hall -
Lake District Walks