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Helvellyn
950m (3118ft)

The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England

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


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

You can find Helvellyn & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Lake District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL5 The English Lakes - North Eastern area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


See Helvellyn and the surrounding tops on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Maps:

See Helvellyn and the surrounding tops on our downloadable PDF Peak Bagging Maps:

NB: Whether you print off a copy on to paper or download it to your phone, these PDF Peak Baggers Maps will prove incredibly useful when your are up there on the tops and you cannot get a phone signal!


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

Claire Murray walked up on September 4th, 2021 [from/via/route] Helvellyn from free car park then Nethermost Pike, Dollywaggon Pike & Seat Sandal [with] Vitor - Lots of steps to climb to the top, lovely flat walk back beside Thirlmere

Tony Halliday climbed on May 7th, 2022 [from/via/route] Circular walk starting at swirl car park as part of a circular taking in Helvellyn lower man Helvellyn nethermost pike & dolly wagon pike [with] My boarder terrier jimmy boo and George also my wife sal [weather] The weather was warm start dry sunny no wind but cooler on the summit - Nice circular roughly 10miles great views over Keswick & surrounding fells ended with a nice couple of pints

Christine Shepherd bagged 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 several times since my initial visit. My second visit was in snow from Thirlmere, my third using walk c394 included the descent over Swirral Edge. On my 4th visit I took two friends over Striding Edge & my fifth visit was by myself on a gloriously clear day, again walking over Striding Edge & going on to take in Nethermost, Dollywagon , St Sunday Crag & Birks.(Walk c269) Repeated the walk starting with Glenridding Dodd solo on 15.4.21 on a glorious day. Made another ascent from Raise beck via, Dollywaggon & Nethermost on 7.5.22

Ian Ashton hiked on March 31st, 2021 [from/via/route] Swirls carpark [with] Jack Liam Wife

Andrew Cotter summited on August 1st, 2014 - During C2C

Nigel Lee conquered on August 12th, 2017 [from/via/route] Glenriding, Striding Edge [weather] Mist/Rain

Jon Floyd scaled on September 1st, 2021 [from/via/route] Started from Swirls car park, climbed to the top from there & returned the same way [with] Georgia [weather] Rain & misty at the top

Helen Williams walked up on July 19th, 2020 [from/via/route] Wythburn car park [with] Paul, Ross, Matthew and Sweep [weather] Misty & windy on top

Paul Ward climbed on April 26th, 2016 [from/via/route] Started from Wild Campsite near Hartsop [with] Jamie

Damian Doyle bagged on July 24th, 2021 [from/via/route] Thirlspot Farm [with] Yvonne [weather] Sunny - Bo Weekend

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

Our dog Ted enjoying the view in the way up Helvellyn

Our dog Ted enjoying the view in the way up Helvellyn

Photo: Karen Kazerella (1)

Striding Edge and Helvellyn (in mist) with Birkhouse Moor in front, Catstycam and Sheffield Pike from Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

Striding Edge and Helvellyn (in mist) with Birkhouse Moor in front, Catstycam and Sheffield Pike from Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

Photo: Gerry Ball (31)

On Helvellyn

On Helvellyn

Photo: Gillian Lauder (2)

Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn and Striding Edge from High Crag (Helvellyn)

Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn and Striding Edge from High Crag (Helvellyn)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (41)

Catstye Cam (shoulder left) and Raise (Helvellyn) above Keppel Cove from Red Tarn Beck in the snow

Catstye Cam (shoulder left) and Raise (Helvellyn) above Keppel Cove from Red Tarn Beck in the snow

Photo: Mick Fox (13)

Family group having completed Striding Edge before the last pull up to Helvellyn.

Family group having completed Striding Edge before the last pull up to Helvellyn.

Photo: John Turner (16)

Swirral Edge, Helvellyn

Swirral Edge, Helvellyn

Photo: Hugh Turner (4)

Chelmsford YHA members on Fairfield looking to Helvellyn, Striding Edge and Catstycam

Chelmsford YHA members on Fairfield looking to Helvellyn, Striding Edge and Catstycam

Photo: Judi Friend (2)

Striding Edge from Swallow Scarth, between Helvellyn and Nethermost Pike

Striding Edge from Swallow Scarth, between Helvellyn and Nethermost Pike

Photo: Tony Higgs (16)

*Codale Tarn (left) and Easedale Tarn from the Blea Rigg ridge with Helvellyn (left), Seat Sandal (centre) and Fairfield (right) on the horizon

*Codale Tarn (left) and Easedale Tarn from the Blea Rigg ridge with Helvellyn (left), Seat Sandal (centre) and Fairfield (right) on the horizon

Photo: Tim Hope (26)

Blencathra or Saddleback (left), Clough Head, Fisher's Wife's Rake, Calfhow Pike, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn) and Helvellyn in the centre with a glimpse of Thirlmere (right) from the summit of High Rigg

Blencathra or Saddleback (left), Clough Head, Fisher's Wife's Rake, Calfhow Pike, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn) and Helvellyn in the centre with a glimpse of Thirlmere (right) from the summit of High Rigg

Photo: Peter Crumpler (1)

Dunmail Raise and Grasmere Village in the valley with Helvellyn (left), Fairfield (centre) and Seat Scandal, Great Rigg and Heron Pike beyond from Lang How

Dunmail Raise and Grasmere Village in the valley with Helvellyn (left), Fairfield (centre) and Seat Scandal, Great Rigg and Heron Pike beyond from Lang How

Photo: David Connolly (5)

Clouds rolling in over Fairfield (left), Dollywaggon Pike and Nethermost Pike from Helvellyn

Clouds rolling in over Fairfield (left), Dollywaggon Pike and Nethermost Pike from Helvellyn

Photo: Craig Carter (11)

Towards Helvellyn from Sheffield Pike

Towards Helvellyn from Sheffield Pike

Photo: David Hayter (333)

On Raise (Helvellyn)

On Raise (Helvellyn)

Photo: Paul Coulter (12)

Above Browncove Crags (Helvellyn)

Above Browncove Crags (Helvellyn)

Photo: Paul Coulter (9)

*Lakeland panorama featuring a snow-topped Helvellyn (centre left) and Fairfield (centre right) from above Grasmere

*Lakeland panorama featuring a snow-topped Helvellyn (centre left) and Fairfield (centre right) from above Grasmere

Photo: Simon Barnett (34)

Angle Tarn with the Helvellyn range beyond

Angle Tarn with the Helvellyn range beyond

Photo: Chris Haselden (6)

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (35)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: John Friskney (1)


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