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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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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

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

Helvellyn from Castle Crag (Ashness Fell)

Helvellyn from Castle Crag (Ashness Fell)

Photo: Ron Anderson (6)

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)

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

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

Photo: Andy Malcolm (30)

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (17)

*The Coniston Fells, The Langdale Pikes, High Raise, The Helvellyn Ridge, Fairfield, Seat Sandal, Great Rigg, Heron Pike and finally Loughrigg Fell from Lang How

*The Coniston Fells, The Langdale Pikes, High Raise, The Helvellyn Ridge, Fairfield, Seat Sandal, Great Rigg, Heron Pike and finally Loughrigg Fell from Lang How

Photo: David Connolly (6)

On the summit of Helvellyn

On the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Glenn Philpott (2)

*Striding Edge and Helvellyn from Nethermost Pike

*Striding Edge and Helvellyn from Nethermost Pike

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (16)

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)

Raise (Helvellyn) from White Side

Raise (Helvellyn) from White Side

Photo: Roy Smith (4)

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (20)

Descending Helvellyn via Swirral Edge

Descending Helvellyn via Swirral Edge

Photo: David Cooper (3)

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (35)

On Raise (Helvellyn)

On Raise (Helvellyn)

Photo: Paul Coulter (12)

Striding Edge, (left), Helvellyn and Catstye Cam (right) from Birkhouse Moor

Striding Edge, (left), Helvellyn and Catstye Cam (right) from Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Christian Sky (1)

Grisedale Beck with Helvellyn in the distance

Grisedale Beck with Helvellyn in the distance

Photo: Alan Wainwright (6)

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (3)

Christmas Day on top of Helvellyn

Christmas Day on top of Helvellyn

Photo: Arabella Bazley (1)

Me (in orange jacket) and my mate Neil on our way to the top of Helvellyn on a drizzly and bitterly cold day.

Me (in orange jacket) and my mate Neil on our way to the top of Helvellyn on a drizzly and bitterly cold day.

Photo: David LeHunte (2)

The view from Helvellyn on a cold winters afternoon

The view from Helvellyn on a cold winters afternoon

Photo: Nigel Auty (1)

On Helvellyn

On Helvellyn

Photo: Dave Blanchard (1)


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