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Helvellyn
950m (3118ft)

The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Helvellyn as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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English Mountain
3rd highest in England,
12th in England & Wales

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English Nuttall
4th highest in England,
14th in England & Wales

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English Marilyn
2nd highest in England,
165th highest in Great Britain

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English Trig Point (Pillar)

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

Helvellyn Summit

Photo: William Ringwood

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OS Explorer Map OL5
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



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

Martin Woods walked up on June 6th, 2021 [from/via/route] From Patterdale - Birks to Fairfield round to Hellvelyn and down to Glenridding [with] Ackers and Crush [weather] Sun, 22 deegrees v.little breeze

Mark Hazelton climbed on May 2nd, 2021 [from/via/route] Walked from Thirlspot Farm Campsite almost using walk C113, joining the trail of people ascending from Swirls CP at the foot of the steps up to Browncove Crags, then Lower Man, Hellvyllen and back to White Side before dropping over Brown Crags and back to the campsite [with] Family and Pepper and lots of others who had come up from both Swirls CP and along Striding Edge [weather] Overcast bitterly cold spring day

Nicola Parkinson bagged on October 12th, 2019 [from/via/route] From Glenridding [with] Wally's Wacky Walkers [weather] Sunny

Christine Shepherd hiked on August 17th, 1997 [from/via/route] Walked from Glenridding via Striding edge. [with] My husband Peter. [weather] Glorious sunshine - A brilliant mountain! I have 'bagged' Helvellyn 4 times since my initial visit. My second visit was in snow from Thirlmere, my third included the descent over Swirral Edge. On my 4th visit I took two friends over Striding Edge and my last visit was by myself on a gloriously clear day, again walking over Striding Edge and going on to take in Nethermost, Dollywagon , St Sunday Crag and Birks.(Walk c269) Repeated the walk from Glenridding solo on 15.4.21 on a glorious day.

Angela Haworth summited on March 25th, 2002 [from/via/route] From Thirlspot return via Dollywagon Pike, Grisdale Tarn - Dunmail Raise [with] companion [weather] Dry - Broke leg between Grisdale Tarn and Dunmail Raise - walked myself to the road.

Robert Lloyd conquered on June 15th, 1975 [from/via/route] Glenridding [with] Imelda [weather] Sunny

Andrew Flynn scaled on October 10th, 2020 [from/via/route] C213 Hellvellyn via Striding edge [with] Nicola and some Pumas [weather] Nice day at ground level but foul at the top.

Catherine Hill walked up on July 20th, 1984 [from/via/route] Started out from Grasmere, hadn't intended to hike. Climbed Hellvelyn, striding edge. [with] Friend - Karen [weather] Dry,sunny, hot - Reprimanded, not fully prepared!!

Sarah Culverhouse climbed on September 18th, 2020 [from/via/route] Glenridding [weather] glorious sunshine

Andrew Mills bagged on August 9th, 2020 [from/via/route] Maiin car park @ Glenridding via stridens edge [with] Matthew and Laura [weather] Blue sky day - Very Lucky !!! - while on holiday with family in Keswick.

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

Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor

Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Andy Malcolm (7)

Towards Helvellyn from Sheffield Pike

Towards Helvellyn from Sheffield Pike

Photo: David Hayter (333)

Helvellyn and Red Tarn from below Swirral Edge

Helvellyn and Red Tarn from below Swirral Edge

Photo: Christian Sky (5)

On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Jerry Obeney (3)

Armboth Fell summit with The Helvellyn massif beyond

Armboth Fell summit with The Helvellyn massif beyond

Photo: Jack Jones (1)

Helvellyn from White Side

Helvellyn from White Side

Photo: Roy Smith (3)

Swirral Edge and Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from Striding Edge

Swirral Edge and Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from Striding Edge

Photo: Katherine Horrex (7)

Helvellyn, Red Tarn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Striding Edge

Helvellyn, Red Tarn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (14)

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (3)

Clough Head, Fisher's Wife's Rake, Calfhow Pike, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn) and Helvellyn from the summit of High Rigg

Clough Head, Fisher's Wife's Rake, Calfhow Pike, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn) and Helvellyn from the summit of High Rigg

Photo: Peter Crumpler (2)


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