2nd April 2005

Sour Howes to Troutbeck Tongue via the Ill Bell ridge.


Walk Overview
Time 08.30 to 15.10
Duration 6 hr 40 min
Distance 11.5 mile
Ascent 3776 ft
Walking with On my own
Troutbeck Church - Sour Howes - Sallows - Garburn Pass - Yoke - Ill Bell - Froswick - Thornthwaite Crag - Troutbeck Tongue - Troutbeck Church
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Starting Point Information Centre
Parking spaces, Church Bridge, Troutbeck

There isn't a great deal of room here; perhaps a few more than half a dozen spaces if you're lucky. Once these are taken however, people generally begin to park along the road near the church.

Parking is free

There are lots of walking on offer from this spot, but for myself, I find this an ideal place to head out onto the western arm of the Kentmere horseshoe.


Route Map

Sour Howes summit.

Sallows summit with Yoke behind.

Looking back along the wet and boggy route between Yoke and Garburn Pass.

Yoke summit with a gloomy looking Ill Bell behind.

The ridge between Yoke and Ill Bell.

The unmistakable three cairn summit of Ill Bell.

Just past Ill Bell's summit, looking towards Froswick and Thornthwaite Crag.

Froswick summit with Thornthwaite Crag, Threshthwaite Mouth and the steep route up to Stony Cove Pike behind.

Troutbeck Tongue and Wansfell from Froswick summit.

The ridge path to Thornthwaite Crag.

Thornthwaite Crag beacon.

From the route down to Troutbeck Tongue looking across to Threshthwaite Mouth.

Looking back up the route I followed down to Troutbeck tongue.

From the start of the gentle walk over to Troutbeck Tongue summit, looking back to Threshthwaite Mouth.

Troutbeck Tongue summit.

Hagg Bridge with Troutbeck Park behind.

Ing Bridge.

Troutbeck church.

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Lake District Walks