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Walk Helvellyn walking UK Mountains in The Eastern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England
Helvellyn Summit

Photograph by William Ringwood

Helvellyn is classified as a:

The summit of Helvellyn is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

 

Helvellyn is on interactive maps:

  • OS Explorer (Orange Covers) sheet: OL5
  • OS Landranger (Pink Covers) sheet: 90

 


You can walk to the top of Helvellyn by using any of these 12 easy to follow route maps:

Walk c432 Helvellyn from Thirlmere

Route Summary: - The Swirls, Helvellyn Gill, Browncove Crags, Lower Man (Helvellyn), Helvellyn, Lower Man (Helvellyn), Browncove Crags, Helvellyn Gill, The Swirls.

Length: 8km (5 miles) | Ascent: 807m (ft) | Allow at least: 4.5hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk c213 Helvellyn from Glenridding

Route Summary: - Glenridding, Birkhouse Moor, Hole-in-the-Wall, Red Tarn (Helvellyn), Bleaberry Crag, Low Spying How, High Spying How, Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge, Hole-in-the-Wall, Brownend Plantation, Grisedale Beck, Lanty's Tarn, Keldas, Glenridding.

Length: 12km (7.5 miles) | Ascent: 899m (ft) | Allow at least: 5.75hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale

Route Summary: - Patterdale, Patterdale Church, Grisedale Bridge, Grisedale Beck, Brownend Plantation, Lanty's Tarn, Hole-in-the-Wall, Red Tarn (Helvellyn), Bleaberry Crag, Low Spying How, High Spying How, Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge (optional), Hole-in-the-Wall, Grisedale Beck, Patterdale.

Length: 12.5km (8 miles) | Ascent: 911m (ft) | Allow at least: 6hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk c113 Helvellyn from Thirlmere

Route Summary: - The Swirls Car Park Thirlmere, Browncove Crags, Lower Man (Helvellyn), Helvellyn, White Side, Raise (Helvellyn), Sticks Pass, Sticks Gill, Stanah Gill, Legburthwaite, Thirlmere, Thirlspot, The Swirls Car Park Thirlmere.

Length: 13.5km (8.5 miles) | Ascent: 1005m (ft) | Allow at least: 6.5hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding

Route Summary: - Glenridding, Birkhouse Moor, Hole-in-the-Wall, Red Tarn (Helvellyn), Bleaberry Crag, Low Spying How, High Spying How, Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, High Crag (Helvellyn), Dollywaggon Pike, Grisdale Tarn, Ruthwaite Lodge, Grisedale Beck, Brownend Plantation, Lanty's Tarn, Keldas, Glenridding.

Length: 16km (10 miles) | Ascent: 1031m (ft) | Allow at least: 7hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Very Hard


Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding

Route Summary: - Glenridding, Birkhouse Moor, Hole-in-the-Wall, Red Tarn (Helvellyn), Swirral Edge, Helvellyn, Lower Man (Helvellyn), White Side, Raise (Helvellyn), Sticks Pass, Lucy's Tongue, Glenridding Beck, Glenridding.

Length: 16km (10 miles) | Ascent: 951m (ft) | Allow at least: 6.75hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


Walk c124 Helvellyn Ridge from Thirlmere

Route Summary: - The Swirls Car Park Thirlmere, Browncove Crags, Lower Man (Helvellyn), Helvellyn, White Side, Raise (Helvellyn), Sticks Pass, Stybarrow Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Great Dodd, Legburthwaite, Thirlmere, Thirlspot, The Swirls Car Park Thirlmere.

Length: 17km (10.5 miles) | Ascent: 1090m (ft) | Allow at least: 7.5hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


Walk c394 Helvellyn, Catstye Cam and Sheffield Pike from Glenridding

Route Summary: - Glenridding, Glenridding Dodd, Sheffield Pike, Nick Head, Sticks Pass, Raise (Helvellyn), White Side, Lower Man (Helvellyn), Helvellyn, Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam, Glenridding Beck, Glenridding Youth Hostel, Glenridding.

Length: 16km (10 miles) | Ascent: 1225m (ft) | Allow at least: 8hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


Walk c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale

Route Summary: - Patterdale, Grisedale Bridge, Grisedale Beck, Brownends Plantation, Hole-in-the-Wall, Birkhouse Moor, Hole-in-the-Wall, Red Tarn (Helvellyn), Bleaberry Crag, Low Spying How, High Spying How, Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, High Crag (Helvellyn), Dollywaggon Pike, Grisedale Tarn, Deepdale Hause, St Sunday Crag, Birks, Patterdale.

Length: 18.5km (11.5 miles) | Ascent: 1396m (ft) | Allow at least: 8.75hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Very Hard


Walk c286 The Glenridding Skyline from Glenridding

Route Summary: - Glenridding, Glenridding Dodd, Sheffield Pike, Nick Head, Glencoyne Head, Hart Side, Green Side (White Stones), Stybarrow Dodd, Sticks Pass, Raise (Helvellyn), White Side, Lower Man (Helvellyn), Helvellyn, Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam, Red Tarn Beck, Glenridding Beck, Glenridding Youth Hostel, Glenridding.

Length: 19.5km (12.25 miles) | Ascent: 1346m (ft) | Allow at least: 9hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


Walk c192 Helvellyn Ridge from Glenridding

Route Summary: - Glenridding, Glenridding Dodd, Sheffield Pike, Green Side, Stybarrow Dodd, Sticks Pass, Raise (Helvellyn), White Side, Lower Man (Helvellyn), Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, High Crag (Helvellyn), Dollywaggon Pike, Grisdale Tarn, Grisedale Beck, Brownend Plantation, Lanty's Tarn, Keldas, Glenridding.

Length: 21km (13 miles) | Ascent: 1329m (ft) | Allow at least: 9.25hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


Walk c264 The Grisedale Round from Patterdale

Route Summary: - Patterdale, Grisedale Bridge, Grisedale Beck, Brownend Plantation, Hole-in-the-Wall, Birkhouse Moor, Hole-in-the-Wall, Red Tarn (Helvellyn), Bleaberry Crag, Low Spying How, High Spying How, Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, High Crag (Helvellyn), Dollywaggon Pike, Seat Sandal, Grisedale Tarn, St Sunday Crag, Birks, Arnison Crag, Patterdale.

Length: 21km (13.25 miles) | Ascent: 1581m (ft) | Allow at least: 10hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Very Hard



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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited HelvellynFellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Helvellyn

Andrew Peate walked up Helvellyn on June 15th, 2018 [from/via/route] From Thirlmere up Helvellyn Gill down Wythburn [with] Dave Thorley [weather] Overcast, cold and windy on top, brighter later

Simon Neilson-Clark climbed Helvellyn on June 9th, 2018 [from/via/route] From Glenridding outdoor centre [with] Mrs H [weather] Sunny and heavy storms

Chris Owen bagged Helvellyn during April, 2018 [from/via/route] Glenriddig then striding edge [with] ian [weather] Low cloud, rain a the top, windy. - First retirement walk.

David Hughes hiked Helvellyn during 2002 [from/via/route] Plus 2009 [with] gal dave warren

Phil Brown summited Helvellyn on June 13th, 2014 [from/via/route] C427

Simon Myerscough conquered Helvellyn on November 13th, 2005 [from/via/route] C220

John Tippins has scaled Helvellyn [from/via/route] Glenridding [with] Solo, with one or two companions, with a group of adults and kids. - Walked Helvellyn at least ten times, this first in 1968?

Mike Walker walked up Helvellyn on January 2nd, 2015 - Good Walk

Neil Bennett climbed Helvellyn on August 17th, 2017 [from/via/route] Climbed Helvellyn from the car park at Wythburn Church before moving on to Nethermost Pike, High Crag and Dollywaggon Pike. Dropped down to Grisedale Tarn and followed Raise Beck down to Dunmail Raise. [with] Pam Bennett, Oliver Bennett, Thomas Bennett. [weather] Sunny with variable amounts of cloud.

Adam Smithson bagged Helvellyn on November 3rd, 2017 [from/via/route] via route C394 [with] Myself [weather] Overcast/drizzle/windy

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Helvellyn

On the summit of Helvellyn in the snow

1. On the summit of Helvellyn in the snow
Photo: Christine Shepherd (490)

Catstye Cam and Ullswater from Helvellyn

2. Catstye Cam and Ullswater from Helvellyn
Photo: Christine Shepherd (524)

The Trig Point on the summit of Helvellyn

3. The Trig Point on the summit of Helvellyn
Photo: Christine Shepherd (532)

Panoramic picture on, of or from Helvellyn

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4. The Helevllyn Ridge featuring: Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn), White Side, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Dollywaggon Pike, St Sunday Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg and Heron Pike with Steel Fell (mid distance) and Calf Crag, Gibson Knott and Helm Crag (foreground) from Brownrigg Moss
Photo: Alan Wainwright (211)

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Raise (Helvellyn)

5. Raise (Helvellyn)
Photo: Alan Wainwright (212)

Mike, Tim and Shaun at the summit trig point on a very wet Helvellyn - I swear there were seals on the summit!

6. Mike, Tim and Shaun at the summit trig point on a very wet Helvellyn - I swear there were seals on the summit!
Photo: Mike Hall (2)

Starting the descent from Helvellyn via Swirral Edge

7. Starting the descent from Helvellyn via Swirral Edge
Photo: Mike Hall (3)

A very grumpy Shaun post walk in Glenridding after scaling Helvellyn via Striding Edge on a very, very wet day!

8. A very grumpy Shaun post walk in Glenridding after scaling Helvellyn via Striding Edge on a very, very wet day!
Photo: Mike Hall (4)

Me on Helvellyn Summit

9. Me on Helvellyn Summit
Photo: Jonathan Ashforth (2)

Helvellyn Summit Shelter

10. Helvellyn Summit Shelter
Photo: David Wright (268)


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