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Helvellyn
950m (3118ft)

The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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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 in Great Britain

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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

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

Andrew Mills climbed 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.

Sarah Hamer bagged on August 20th, 2020 [from/via/route] Glenridding - parked up and took on Nethermost Pike, Dollywaggon Pike and Birkhouse Moor - Striding Edge - near meltdown [with] Chris Hamer, David May and Maddie [weather] Started off sunny and 17 degrees - wind got up and on the top it was really blowing, a little shower but once away from the tops the wind dies down - thank goodness - My memory of Striding Edge must have been buried as this was the 3rd time of taking it on. A good one to start off on - the others surely can only be easier!!

Phil Higgins hiked on September 21st, 2019 [from/via/route] Birkhouse Moor, Swirrel Edge [weather] Hot, sunny day. - Helvellyn Triathlon run route recipe.

Andy Buxton summited during February, 1967 [from/via/route] From Thirlmere [with] BVGS [weather] Cold, clear day - First time. Also done up Swirral and down Striding Edges (and vice-versa)on several occasions

Michael Austin conquered on June 28th, 2019 [from/via/route] Striding Edge

Darin Torrance walked up on March 15th, 2020 [from/via/route] Thirlmere [weather] Cold snow rain windy - Hard walk

Mark Davidson climbed during 1965 [with] Mum, Dad, Richard, Chris, Andy, Uncle Jack, Aunt Margaret, Ian, Janet and Beau (the Boxer) [weather] Fine day with huge views - My first Lake District Mountain - been in love with it ever since! Been up there a few times since (about 11)

Richard Banks bagged on August 17th, 2019 [from/via/route] Thirlmere

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

*Hayeswater with the Fairfield and Helvellyn Ridges beyond from High Street

*Hayeswater with the Fairfield and Helvellyn Ridges beyond from High Street

Photo: Andy Malcolm (25)

*Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam (far right) from near Hole-in-the-wall

*Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam (far right) from near Hole-in-the-wall

Photo: Richard Heeley (4)

Striding Edge from Swallow Scarth, between Helvellyn and Nethermost Pike

Striding Edge from Swallow Scarth, between Helvellyn and Nethermost Pike

Photo: Tony Higgs (16)

Striding Edge from Helvellyn in all its glory

Striding Edge from Helvellyn in all its glory

Photo: Roger Nunns (1)

Snow on Helvellyn from Fairfield

Snow on Helvellyn from Fairfield

Photo: Timothy Towers (5)

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)

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam, Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Ullswater from the summit of Helvellyn

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam, Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Ullswater from the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Katherine Horrex (14)

Helvellyn Summit Cairn

Helvellyn Summit Cairn

Photo: David Wright (269)

Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Photo: Gerry Ball (14)

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)


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