Monday 12th October 2009


Start Point : Kentmere Church (NY 456 041)


Distance : 11.5 miles         Height Ascended : 1030 metres


Route Map


Badger Rock (Brock Stone) easily seen from the Garburn path


The early morning sun lights up Buck Crag – Garburn Pass


The short easy climb to the top of the Garburn Pass is rewarded with an extensive view to the west over Wansfell


Overlooking Troutbeck towards Black Combe and the Coniston Fells


‘What’s taking you so long?


Stony Cove Pike, Threshthwaite Mouth, Froswick, Ill Bell and todays first top Yoke


Ridges great and small


Windermere from the summit of Yoke - Sallows and Sour Howes immediately behind the cairn


Ill Bell and High Street from Yoke


Kentmere Reservoir reflections


Mardale Ill Bell and Harter Fell over Kentmere Reservoir


A splash of light on Lingmell Beck


Ill Bell


The multi-cairned top of Ill Bell


Looking south-west from Ill Bells’ southern cairn


Thornthwaite Crag (Froswick below) and High Street from Ill Bell’s northern top


The silhouetted Helvellyn range beyond a sunlit Caudale Moor




The head of Kentmere and a fine array of mountain tops including Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick, High Street, Mardale Ill Bell and Harter Fell


The top of the Nan Bield Pass and the distant northern Pennines between Mardale  Ill Bell and Harter Fell


Looking ‘through’ Threshthwaite Mouth from the summit of Froswick includes a glimpse of Ullswater and a distant view of Blencathra


Looking down Trout Beck and over Troutbeck Tongue and Wansfell from the short climb up to the summit of Thornthwaite Crag


Thornthwaite Beacon


A short distance below the beacon offers this great view across Threshthwaite Mouth and down Pasture Bottom - the background’s not bad either


The ridge between Stony Cove Pike and Hartsop Dodd over Threshthwaite Mouth


Gateway to Gable


Violet adds scale to the magnificent column

that marks the summit of Thornthwaite Crag




……………………........and High Street


Haweswater  from Mardale Ill Bell


Haweswater and Small Water from the Nan Bield ridge


 A Double Yoke


The wall shelter  at the top of Nan Bield Pass


Looking back up to the Nan Bield Pass after a quick descent


The western leg of the Kentmere Horseshoe over Kentmere Reservoir


Looking up to the head of Kentmere


Kentmere Head


Weirs below the reservoir


Shipman Knotts across upper Kentmere


Kentmere Pike over Tongue Scar - upper Kentmere


Hollow Moor


Kentmere Pike


St Cuthberts Church Kentmere