Troutbeck Tongue

Details
Grid Ref NY 422 064
Height 1,191 ft

The high fells on the eastern and northern side of Troutbeck Tongue definitely put this little fell in its place. They; the Ill Bell ridge, tower high above at near enough to twice the height of Troutbeck Tongue. As far as long distance views go, you're a little restricted up here. The view along the tongue towards Threshthwaite Mouth is a terrific, but the finest outlook from here is definitely south through the valley of Troutbeck and onto Windermere in the far distance.

So how would I sum up Troutbeck Tongue? Well, if you're inspired by lofty fells with rocks, crags and scree, then this is somewhere you may want to give a miss because it doesn't have any of these requirements. On the other hand, those in search of a gentle little fell set in a gorgeous, quiet valley will return to Troutbeck Tongue time and time again.

 
Location maps
 
 

Route suggestions

Route suggestion: Church Bridge - Troutbeck - Ing Lane - Hag Bridge - Troutbeck Tounge
2.7 mile / approx 900 ft ascent
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There are actually a few alternative paths and tracks you could take along the first part of this route to get you to Ing Lane. The route I've marked here simply offers a pretty good base to build from.

With only 900 ft to ascend and almost 3 miles to do it in, you might think this was a route where you're unlikely to stop because you need to catch your breath. Well, for most of the walk you'd be right; that is until you get to the final half mile or so. It's here that almost all of the up hill begins, and to make it even more difficult, during the summer months the bracken makes the climb up the front of the fell much harder than you'd expect it to be.


Photo gallery

Troutbeck Tongue seen from near Scots Rake

A close up taken from Garburn Pass
 
 

Taken from Hag Bridge
 

 

Seen from Ing Lane

 

 

Choose a walk that includes this fell
The number of walks to choose from is 16

4th December 2016
  A blue sky day at Troutbeck Tongue 8.3 mile about 1300 ft
Church Bridge - Troutbeck - Town Head - Ing Lane - Ing Bridge - Hag Bridge - Troutbeck Tongue - Hag Gill - Hag Bridge - Ing Bridge - Ing Lane - Truss Lane - Troutbeck Church - Church Bridge
 

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
 

8th March 2014
  Troutbeck Tongue and Troutbeck 8.1 mile 1200 ft
Church Bridge- bottom of Garburn Pass - Long Green Head - Troutbeck Tongue - Hag Gill - Hag Bridge - Ing Bridge - Town Head - Troutbeck - Church Bridge
 

1st September 2013
  Troutbeck Tongue and Troutbeck Valley 7.4 mile 1200 ft
Church Bridge - Garburn Pass - Long Green Head Farm - Hag Gill - Troutbeck Tongue - path above Hag Gill - Hag Bridge - Ing Bridge - Ing Lane - Truss Lane - Troutbeck Church - Church Bridge
 

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
 

29th September 2012
  Troutbeck (valley) and Troutbeck Tongue 8.4 mile 1200 ft
Church Bridge- bottom of Garburn Pass - Long Green Head - Hag Gill - Troutbeck Tongue - Hag Bridge - Ing Bridge - Town Head - Troutbeck - Church Bridge
 

6th March 2011
  A long walk from Troutbeck - Sour Howes, Sallows and Troutbeck Tongue 12.3 mile 2500 ft
Church Bridge - Garburn Pass - Backstone Barrow - Sour Howes - Sallows - Garburn Nook - Garburn Pass - Long Green Head Farm - Hagg Gill - Troutbeck Tongue - Hag Bridge - Ing Bridge - 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
 

31st January 2010
  It turned into a lovely sunny day at Troutbeck 8 mile 2200 ft
Church Bridge - Garburn Pass - Backstone Barrow - Sour Howes - Moor Head - Sallows - Garburn Nook - Sheepfold - track below Lowther Brow - Troutbeck Tongue - Hall Hill - Ing Bridge - Ing Lane - Truss Lane - Troutbeck Church - Church Bridge
 

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
 

1st November 2008
  An out of the ordinary combination of fells from Troutbeck 12.4 mile 3450 ft
Troutbeck Church - Troutbeck - Nanny Lane - Wansfell Pike - Baystones - Kirkstone Pass - Broad End - St Raven's Edge - Stony Cove Pike - Threshthwaite Mouth - Troutbeck Tongue - Long Green Head - Limefit Park - Troutbeck Church
 

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
 

16th September 2006
  An interesting combination - Troutbeck Tongue and Wansfell. 8 mile 1909 ft
Troutbeck - Ing Bridge - Troutbeck Tongue - A592 - Idle Hill - Wansfell (Baystones) - Wansfell Pike - Nanny Lane - Troutbeck
 

26th August 2006
  Troutbeck Tongue 7.6 mile 1332 ft
Troutbeck - Garburn Pass - Long Green Head - Troutbeck Tongue - Ing Bridge - Troutbeck
 

21st September 2005
  Three fells, one pass and a lovely valley walk. 9.9 mile 2500 ft
Troutbeck - Garburn Pass - Sour Howes - Sallows - Garburn Pass - Long Green Head - Troutbeck Tongue - Ing Lane - Troutbeck
 

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
 



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