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Helvellyn
950m (3118ft)

The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England

The summit of Helvellyn is marked by a Trig Point.


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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

Helvellyn is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

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

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

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

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

Jeremy Torrance summited on May 4th, 2011 [from/via/route] Glenridding [with] Jon, Ash, Richie H, Tim

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

Mark Hazelton scaled 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 & back to White Side before dropping over Brown Crags & 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 walked up on October 12th, 2019 [from/via/route] From Glenridding [with] Wally's Wacky Walkers [weather] Sunny

Christine Shepherd climbed 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 & my last 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 from Glenridding solo on 15.4.21 on a glorious day.

Angela Haworth bagged 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 & Dunmail Raise - walked myself to the road.

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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)

Sunset on Helvellyn, Fairfield (centre) and Seat Sandal from High Seat (Ashness Fell)

Sunset on Helvellyn, Fairfield (centre) and Seat Sandal from High Seat (Ashness Fell)

Photo: Chris Haselden (30)

Ullswater, Glenridding and the Helvellyn Ridge from Place Fell

Ullswater, Glenridding and the Helvellyn Ridge from Place Fell

Photo: Robbie Breadner (2)

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)

Kepple Cove and Glenridding Common from Lower Man (Helvellyn)

Kepple Cove and Glenridding Common from Lower Man (Helvellyn)

Photo: Kate Daniel (2)

On Striding Edge on the way to Helvellyn

On Striding Edge on the way to Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (20)

*Tilberthwaite with Helvellyn and Fairfield beyond from Wetherlam

*Tilberthwaite with Helvellyn and Fairfield beyond from Wetherlam

Photo: Wayne Hill (59)

Nethermost Pike summit cairn with Helvellyn and Catstye Cam beyond

Nethermost Pike summit cairn with Helvellyn and Catstye Cam beyond

Photo: Alan Wainwright (40)

Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from the top of Helvellyn, May 2012

Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from the top of Helvellyn, May 2012

Photo: Christine Leach (1)

*The Helvellyn summit ridge, Whiteside, Thirlmere and Watson's Dodd from Raise (Helvellyn) summit

*The Helvellyn summit ridge, Whiteside, Thirlmere and Watson's Dodd from Raise (Helvellyn) summit

Photo: Andy Malcolm (27)

The Trig Point on the summit of Helvellyn

The Trig Point on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (532)

Catstye Cam (centre) with Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn and Lower Man (Helvellyn) (right) in the background from Sheffield Pike

Catstye Cam (centre) with Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn and Lower Man (Helvellyn) (right) in the background from Sheffield Pike

Photo: Peter Dryden (25)

White Side from Helvellyn Lower Man

White Side from Helvellyn Lower Man

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (10)

Striding Edge from the top of Swirral Edge on Helvellyn

Striding Edge from the top of Swirral Edge on Helvellyn

Photo: Gerry Ball (12)

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)

Me and my father John at the summit of Helvellyn at the beginning of Feb 2012

Me and my father John at the summit of Helvellyn at the beginning of Feb 2012

Photo: Helen Robinson (1)

Helvellyn Summit flanked by Striding Edge (left) and Swirral Edge (right) from Hole-in-the-Wall in the snow

Helvellyn Summit flanked by Striding Edge (left) and Swirral Edge (right) from Hole-in-the-Wall in the snow

Photo: Mick Fox (15)

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)

Helvellyn

Helvellyn

Photo: Derek Cambers (1)

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (1)


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