Mardale Ill Bell

Overview
Height: 2,496 Feet - 760 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 447 101
Area: Far Eastern
Ordnance Survey: OL5
Wainwright Guidebook: Two

Of the many excellent climbs available from Mardale Head the direct ascent of Mardale Ill Bell ranks high, the walk being favoured by two of the finest tarns in Lakeland, each set amongst crags in wild and romantic surroundings.

 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

Mardale Ill Bell seeon over the top of Nan Bield Pass.

Looking down on Mardale IIII Bell north ridge.

Mardale Ill Bell summit cairn.

 

There are 12 walks to choose from including Mardale 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
 

A High Level Circuit of Mardale Head

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3rd June 2017
ASCENT: 3,600 Feet - 1,098 Metres
MILES: 11
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, High Street - Mardale III Bell - Harter Fell (Mardale) - Branstree - Selside Pike
ROUTE: Mardale Head - Rough Crag - High Street - Mardale III Bell - Top of Nan Bield Pass - Harter Fell (Mardale) - Adam Seat - Top of Gatescarth Pass - Branstree - Artle Crag - Selside Pike - Selside End - Old Corpse Road - Rowantreethwaite Beck - Mardale Head
 

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 19 - An extended Longsleddale Circuit

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26th June 2016
ASCENT: 4,495 Feet - 1,371 Meters
MILES: 14.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 8, Shipman Knotts - Kentmere Pike - Harter Fell (Mardale) - Mardale III Bell - Branstree - Selside Pike - Grey Crag - Tarn Crag (Longsleddale)
ROUTE: Sadgill - Longsleddale Pass - Shipman Knotts - Kentmere Pike - Harter Fell (Mardale) - Top of Nan Bield Pass - Mardale III Bell - Top of Nan Bield Pass - Harter Fell - Top of Gatescarth Pass - Branstree - Artle Crag - Selside Pike - Selside Brow - Brownhowe Bottom - Tarn Crag (Longsleddale) - Grey Crag - Great Howe - Sadgill
 

High Street and Mardale Ill Bell North Ridge

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30th May 2016
ASCENT: 2,200 Feet - 671 Meters
MILES: 5.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, High Street - Mardale III Bell
ROUTE: Mardale Head - Rough Crag - High Street - Mardale III Bell - Mardale Ill Bell North Ridge - Blea Water - Dudderwick - Mardale Head
 

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
 

Mardale Ill Bell via the North Ridge


24th August 2014
ASCENT: 2,240 Feet – 683 Meters
MILES: 5.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Mardale Ill Bell – Harter Fell (Mardale)
ROUTE: Mardale Head – Mardale Beck – Dudderwick – Blea Water – Blea Water Dam – Mardale Ill Bell north ridge – Piot Crag – Mardale Ill Bell – Nan Bield Pass – Harter Fell (Mardale) – Gatescarth Pass – Harter Fell Gully – Mardale Head
 

Mardale Ill Bell via Lingmell End


5th July 2014
ASCENT: 3,100 Feet – 945 Meters
MILES: 11.3
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Mardale lll Bell – Harter Fell (Mardale) – Kentmere Pike – Shipman Knotts
ROUTE: Kentmere – Hartrigg – Kentmere Reservoir – River Kent – Lingmell End – Mardale lll Bell – Nan Bield Pass – Harter Fell (Mardale) – The Knowe – Brown Howe – Kentmere Pike – Shipman Knotts – Longsleddale Pass – High Lane – Kentmere
 

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
 

A Riggindale Round

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3rd January 2013
ASCENT: 2,139 Feet, 663 Metres
MILES: 8
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Mardale lll Bell – High Street – Kidsty Pike – Rampsgill Head – High Raise
ROUTE: Mardale Head – Small Water Beck – Small Water – Nan Bield Pass – Mardale lll Bell – High Street – Straights of Riggindale – Kidsty Pike – Rampsgill Head – High Raise – Low Raise – Birks Crag – Lady’s Seat – Band End – Bowderthwaite Bridge – The Rigg – Mardale Head
 

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:  
 

Harter Fell to Kidsty Pike

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17th October 2009
ASCENT: 828Mtrs   2718 Ft
MILES: xxx
WAINWRIGHTS: 4 Harter Fell,Mardale III Bell,High Street,Kidsty Pike
ROUTE: xxxx
 

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