Ill Bell

Overview
Height: 2,476 Feet - 757 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 436 077
Area: Far Eastern
Ordnance Survey: OL5
Wainwright Guidebook: Five

The walker who toils up the top of Ill Bell may be pardoned for feeling that he has achieved a major climb that has played a part of some consequence in mountaineering history, for he finds confronted by an imposing array of fine cairns that would do credit to a Matterhorn

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Map and Photo Gallery

 

The III Bell Ridge above upper Kentmere.

Ill Bell’s steep north east ridge seen with Froswick behind.

Windermere from III Bell summit.

 

There are 8 walks to choose from including Ill Bell

High Street via The Ill Bell Ridge from Troutbeck Bridge

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5th August 2017
ASCENT: 3,817 Feet - 1,164 Metres
MILES: 14
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Yoke - Ill Bell - Froswick - Mardale III Bell - High Street
ROUTE: Troutbeck Bridge - Garburn Pass - Garburn Nook - Yoke - Ill Bell - Froswick - Top of Hall Cove - Mardale III Bell - High Street - Thornthwaite Crag - Scotts Rake - Hagg Gill - Hagg Bridge - Ing Bridge - Ing Lane - Truss Lane - A591 - Troutbeck - Jesus Church - Troutbeck Bridge
 

The Kentmere Valley and the Ill Bell Ridge from Kentmere Church

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5th November 2016
ASCENT: 3,300 Feet - 1,006 Meters
MILES: 10.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Mardale III Bell - Thornthwaite Crag - Froswick - III Bell - Yoke
ROUTE: Kentmere Church - Hartrigg - Kentmere Reservoir - Nan Bield Pass - Mardale III Bell - Thornthwaite Crag - Froswick - III Bell - Yoke - Garburn Pass - The Nook - Kentmere Church
 

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 10 A Troutbeck Circuit

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16th April 2016
ASCENT: 4,406 Feet - 1,344 Meters
MILES: 15
WAINWRIGHTS: 9, Sour Howes - Sallows - Yoke - III Bell - Froswick - Thornthwaite Crag - Gray Crag - Troutbeck Tongue - Wansfell
ROUTE: Troutbeck Bridge - Garburn Pass - Sour Howes - Sallows - Yoke - III Bell - Froswick - Thornthwaite Crag - Gray Crag - Thornthwaite Crag - Scotts Rake - Troutbeck Tounge - Trout Beck - Kirkstone Pass - Iddle Hill - Baystones - Wansfell Pike - Nanny Lane - Troutbeck - Troutbeck Bridge
 

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 8 -The Kentmere Horseshoe

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26th April 2015
ASCENT: 3,494 Feet - 1,065 Meters
MILES: 11.4
SUMMITS OVER 2,000 Ft: Kentmere Pike - Brown Howe - Harter Fell (Mardale) - Mardale Ill Bell - Mardale Ill Bell North Top - Froswick - Ill Bell - Yoke
ROUTE: Kentmere Church - Hollow Bank - Withered Howe - Kentmere Pike - Brown Howe - The Knowe - Harter Fell (Mardale) - Mardale Ill Bell - Mardale Ill Bell North Top - Froswick - Ill Bell - Yoke - Garnburn Pass - Kentmere
 

Ill Bell North East Ridge from Troutbeck

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31st May 2013
ASCENT: 4,000 Feet
MILES: 13
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Ill Bell – Froswick
ROUTE: Church Bridge – Garburn Pass – The Nook – Scales – Hartrigg – Kentmere Reservoir – Ill Bell North East Ridge – Ill Bell – Froswick – Scots Rake – Troutbeck Park – Hag Gill – Ing Bridge – Ing Lane – Truss Lane  – Troutbeck – Church Bridge
 

Nan Bield Pass & the Ill Bell Ridge

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7th April 2013
ASCENT: 3,300 Feet 1,006 Metres
MILES: 11.4
WAINWRIGHTS: 5 Mardale Ill Bell – Thornthwaite Crag – Froswick – Ill Bell – Yoke
ROUTE: Kentmere – Overend – Nan Bield Pass – Mardale lll Bell – Thornthwaite Crag – Froswick – lll Bell – Yoke – Garburn Pass – Kentmere
 

Thornthwaite Crag via the Ill Bell Ridge

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10th December 2011
ASCENT: 3,780 Feet, 1,152 Meters
MILES: 11.6
WAINWRIGHTS: 7, Sour Howes, Sallows, Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag, Troutbeck Tongue
ROUTE: Troutbeck Church – Garburn Road – Sour Howes – Garburn Nook – Garburn Pass – Yoke – Ill Bell – Froswick – Thresthwaite Mouth – Troutbeck Tongue – Ings Lane – Truss Lane – Troutbeck Church
 

The kentmere Horseshoe

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6th March 2011
ASCENT: 4,040
MILES: 13.9
WAINWRIGHTS: 10, Sallows, Yoke, III Bell, Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag, High Street, Mardale III Bell, Harter Fell (Mardale), Kentmere Pike & Shipman Knotts
ROUTE:  
 

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