Walk Report: Ill Bell Ridge

Date: 8th Jul 2007
Stats: 12.0 miles, 3300 feet
Weather: Fine, clear, warm day with little wind, no rain
Trig Points: 0
Fells: 4: Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag
Other Info: Limited parking in layby in Troutbeck, or next to the church
Summary: Troutbeck, Garburn Road, Garburn Nook, Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick, Thornthwaite Crag, Troutbeck Park, Ing Bridge, Town Head, Troutbeck


Key to symbols:
= Trig Point     = Summits

I returned to the Ill Bell ridge, this time in much better weather to get pictures of the surrounding Wainwrights from that ridge. Arriving early, I managed to secure one of the two or three possible parking spaces in the layby between Troutbeck and Limefitt Park. A thoroughly enjoyable day with superb views, clear skies and warm sun.

Ill Bell Ridge from Troutbeck
Troutbeck Church

Ill Bell Ridge from Troutbeck
Ill Bell ridge from Garburn Road

Ill Bell Ridge from Troutbeck
Wansfell Pike above Troutbeck village

Ill Bell Ridge from Troutbeck
Looking towards Yoke

Ill Bell Ridge from Troutbeck
Yoke (southern summit cairn) looking towards Windermere

Ill Bell Ridge from Troutbeck
Yoke summit with Ill Bell behind

Ill Bell Ridge from Troutbeck
Kentmere Reservoir with Harter Fell and Nan Bield Pass behind

Ill Bell Ridge from Troutbeck
Ill Bell and Mardale Ill Bell with High Street behind

Ill Bell Ridge from Troutbeck
Southern summit cairn on Ill Bell with Windermere behind

Ill Bell Ridge from Troutbeck
Three summit cairns on Ill Bell

Ill Bell Ridge from Troutbeck
Threshthwaite Mouth

Ill Bell Ridge from Troutbeck
Thornthwaite Crag and Beacon from Froswick

Ill Bell Ridge from Troutbeck
Froswick and Ill Bell from path to Thornthwaite Crag

Ill Bell Ridge from Troutbeck
Thornthwaite Beacon

Ill Bell Ridge from Troutbeck
Threshthwaite Mouth

Ill Bell Ridge from Troutbeck
Slate bridge crossing Trout Beck

Ill Bell Ridge from Troutbeck
Looking back to Park Fell Head

Ill Bell Ridge from Troutbeck
Ill Bell ridge and Troutbeck Tongue from Ing Bridge

The latter stages of the walk were very wet, but I was walking in my Inov-8 Terrocs today, so I wasn’t all that concerned. It did put me off doing Troutbeck Tongue though, so this is still not ticked off my Wainwright list. I have now resolved to make this hill my final Wainwright of this first round.

lonewalker

Fell-walker, trig-pointer, peak-bagger, Wainwright-er & Pennine Way author, with a passion for long paths, malt whisky, fast cars & Man City

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