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2006 02 10 - Mardale Ill Bell, Thornthwaite Crag, Ill Bell, Froswick and Yoke.

After a slightly dull start it was mostly sunny during the early part of the walk but it became a little cloudy and overcast as the day wore on. There was virtually no wind at all on the tops. I took the path that more or less follows Trout Beck towards The Tongue and then climbs across Park Fell. On reaching the ridge I followed the course of the Roman road for a short while before heading along the path the runs eastward towards the summit of Mardale Ill Bell. In my view this summit is far more interesting than some writers suggest. There are excellent views in the direction of Haweswater and also in the opposite direction towards Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke. From Mardale Ill Bell I headed back west towards Thornthwaite Crag and then onto Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke before dropping down and re-joining Trout Beck at Ing Bridge. This was a very satisfying walk on a day that was almost perfect for wandering on the fells.

 

A stile without a fence with Hall Hill in the background

 

Looking towards Caudale Moor from the flanks of Park Fell

 

Freshthwaite Mouth

 

Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick from Mardale Ill Bell's summit

 

Haweswater reservoir

 

Blea water with Kidsty Pike and High Raise in the distance

 

The beacon on Thornthwaite Crag

 

Approaching Froswick and Ill Bell

 

Looking back to a golden Thornthwaite Crag as I near the top of Froswick

 

Froswick's summit cairn looking across to Mardale Ill Bell

 

And looking towards Ill  Bell

 

Ill Bell's summit towards Helvellyn

 

And towards the Scafells etc

 

and with Red Screes to the right and Caudale Moor to the left

 

All three cairns together

 

The path to Yoke

 

Yoke summit looking back to Ill Bell

 

The moon rising as I drop back down to Trout Beck

 

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