Ill Bell

Height: 757 metres / 2484 feet Grid reference: NY 43668 07725 Category: The Far Eastern Fells

Ill Bell is normally walked as part of the Kentmere Horseshoe.

Kentmere Horseshoe

The good weather certainly deserted me this morning and the walk from Kentmere to the top of the Garburn Pass was completed in pouring rain. The weather improved by drying up but the tops were shrouded in mist throughout the walk, although the sun did have a good attempt at trying to burn through but never quite made it. There were no views and no other people around today.

Kentmere Horseshoe

Another fine and sunny day! It was even colder than ever in the valley this morning as temperatures struggled to get above zero – once up onto the fells however, it was really quite warm again in the sun. Only Casper for company today; Angus had a day off for a good sleep after the previous few days excursions!

The Kentmere Horseshoe

The day started off brightly for today’s long Kentmere Horseshoe walk with the grey clouds gathering by lunchtime and taking the edge off the fine views. There is still plenty of snow on the tops although it was warmer than of late. This is a fine round with great views in all directions.

Kentmere Horseshoe

Kentmere – Garburn Pass – Yoke (53) – Ill Bell (54) – Froswick (55) – Mardale Ill Bell (56) – Harter Fell (Mardale) (57) – Kentmere Pike (58) – Shipman Knotts (59) – Kentmere