The Ill Bell Ridge and High Street

Submitted by Timwoods on 24 December 2010
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A linear, full-day mountain (above 600m) walk in national park Lake District (England) starting at Troutbeck Church Bridge, Cumbria, about 18km (roughly 11.2 miles) long and unsuitable for families with children, prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs.
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A pleasant linear walk from Troutbeck to Ullswater over high ridges, made possible by the Kirkstone Rambler bus service. Highlights include the conical summit of Ill Bell and the picturesque Angle Tarn. Other peaks including Rest Dod, Kidsty Pike and Angletarn Pikes can be included as easy detours. NOTE: Lake District NE area map is also needed.
Start: Troutbeck Church Bridge, OS Grid: NY413027
End: Patterdale Hotel, OS Grid: NY395158
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Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)
Gain (+/- 10%): 1089m (3575ft)
Total (+/- 10%): 2155m (7072ft)
Loss (+/- 10%): 1066m (3497ft)
Max. Elevation: 820m (2690ft)

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OS Grid: NY413027
After heading south from the Church and over the bridge, follow the track on the left and ascend steadily across the hillside towards Garburn Nook.
About 2.7 km (roughly 1.7 miles) from 1 OS Grid: NY434044
Turn left off the Garburn track and follow the line of the ridge North over the summits of Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick to the cairn on Thornthwaite Crag.
About 5.6 km (roughly 3.5 miles) from 2 OS Grid: NY431100
Follow the curving path east then north onto High Street. Detour over the grass to the east to reach the summit cairn of High Street.
About 1.3 km (roughly 0.8 miles) from 3 OS Grid: NY440110
Follow the path north then north west, gradually descending past The Knott, Satura Crag and Angle Tarn to Boredale Hause. Detours along the way can take in The Knott, Rampsgill Head, High Raise, Kidsty Pike, Rest Dodd and Angletarn Pikes if desired.
About 5.7 km (roughly 3.5 miles) from 4 OS Grid: NY408157
Descend north west across the hillside to the valley floor, then cross the valley south west to Patterdale Village.
About 1.1 km (roughly 0.7 miles) from 5 OS Grid: NY397158
Have a pint in the White Lion while you wait for the bus home.
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