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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.


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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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2nd highest in England,
165th highest 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

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


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

Martyn Atherton walked up Helvellyn on September 17th, 2022 [from/via/route] Patterdale via Striding Edge, Catstye Cam, Birkhouse Moor to Patterdale [with] Paul Atherton [weather] Very Sunny - Loved the route very challenging

Claire Murray climbed Helvellyn 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 bagged Helvellyn 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 hiked Helvellyn 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 summited Helvellyn on March 31st, 2021 [from/via/route] Swirls carpark [with] Jack Liam Wife

Andrew Cotter conquered Helvellyn on August 1st, 2014 - During C2C

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

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

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

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

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (4)

Striding Edge from the top of Helvellyn

Striding Edge from the top of Helvellyn

Photo: Iain Macdonald (4)

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)

Looking towards Bassenthwaite and The Skiddaw Massif from Raise (Helvellyn)

Looking towards Bassenthwaite and The Skiddaw Massif from Raise (Helvellyn)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (30)

Starting the climb from Striding Edge up onto Helvellyn

Starting the climb from Striding Edge up onto Helvellyn

Photo: Terry Maddocks (3)

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 and Helvellyn above Red Tarn from the col between Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam

Striding Edge and Helvellyn above Red Tarn from the col between Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam

Photo: Brian Balfe (15)

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (32)

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)

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (9)

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from Striding Edge

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from Striding Edge

Photo: Ian Gaylard (9)

The Wythburn Fells (left) Thirlmere, Helvellyn (in mist) and Seat Sandal (right) from Steel Fell (Dead Pike)

The Wythburn Fells (left) Thirlmere, Helvellyn (in mist) and Seat Sandal (right) from Steel Fell (Dead Pike)

Photo: Tim Hope (53)

White Side from Helvellyn Lower Man

White Side from Helvellyn Lower Man

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (10)

Angle Tarn with the Helvellyn range beyond

Angle Tarn with the Helvellyn range beyond

Photo: Chris Haselden (6)

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Photo: Chris Oakley (2)

Helvellyn from Hole-in-the-Wall at the start of Striding Edge

Helvellyn from Hole-in-the-Wall at the start of Striding Edge

Photo: Christian Sky (3)

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Photo: Craig Carter (10)

Grisedale Beck with Helvellyn in the distance

Grisedale Beck with Helvellyn in the distance

Photo: Alan Wainwright (6)

A very snowy Helvellyn in early March!

A very snowy Helvellyn in early March!

Photo: Peter Dodds (1)

Sarah on top of Helvellyn

Sarah on top of Helvellyn

Photo: Sarah Harrison (3)


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