Froswick is a fell in the English Lake District standing on the fine
narrow ridge between the valleys of Kentmere and Troutbeck.
To the north is Thornthwaite Crag, while the
adjoining fell to the south is Ill Bell.
Froswick is shorter in
stature than either of its neighbours and also has no obvious route of
For these reasons it is often seen merely as a
stopping point on the Ill Bell ridge or the longer Kentmere Horseshoe
Froswick also apes the form of Ill Bell to a surprising
degree, particularly when the ridge is viewed in profile.
western Troutbeck side is steep and smooth except for the ravine of Blue
Gill. This rends the fellside from top to bottom and is a feeder of Hagg
The Kentmere flank is rougher and falls in fans of scree to
the River Kent, just above Kentmere Reservoir.
Froswick has one feature which Ill Bell
lacks - a subsidiary ridge. Starting out southwards from halfway down
the western side, a narrow wedge of high ground pushes out into the
Separating Trout Beck from its main tributary
Hagg Gill, is the modest height of Troutbeck Tongue.
north and south from Froswick are both narrow and airy. Northwards a
ruined fence is followed above the crags of Wander Scar, before the
ridge broadens onto the summit plateau of Thornthwaite Crag.
transit to Ill Bell passes above Over Cove on the Kentmere side before
commencing the rocky scramble to the summit. The impressive summit
cairns of both neighbours are easily visible from Froswick.
The summit of Froswick is small but lacks the rockiness of Ill Bell.
A small cairn sits on the grass.
The view is limited by taller
neighbours but there is a good sight of the Scafells and Langdales.
Direct ascents can be made via Scot Rake or Blue Gill from Troutbeck.
On the Kentmere side there are no pathed routes but a tongue of
grass to the north of the fell avoids the worst of the scree.
routes near Froswick