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Helvellyn
950m (3118ft)

The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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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

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)



Helvellyn is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:

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

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

Mark Davidson bagged 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 hiked on August 17th, 2019 [from/via/route] Thirlmere

Kevin Foster summited on October 24th, 2019 [from/via/route] Patterdale [with] By myself. [weather] Blue skies (cloud developing later on Striding Edge and Helvellyn). - This was actually my second visit to Helvellyn this year. My earlier visit had been via Catstyecam and Swirral Edge with my friend Peter (and my faithful Labrador Henry). Henry had struggled a bit that day (well he is 10 and technically older than me now in adult years) which influenced my decision to leave him at home today. In hindsight I think he would have managed the route over Striding Edge I took. After taking a few photos and joining the crowds at the wind shelter to eat my lunch I set off (alone) in the direction of Nethermost Pike. The crowds made their way down Swirral Edge or towards Helvellyn Lower Man.

Andrew Johnson conquered on October 2nd, 2019 [from/via/route] Bramcrag quarry. Car left in Grasmere. Bus to Thirlmere dam road then bike to Bramcrag quarry, [weather] Sunny weather

Robin Thorne scaled during May, 2018 [from/via/route] Coast to Coast Walk [with] Jon Thorne [weather] Sunny

Jamie Bryan walked up on July 6th, 2019 [from/via/route] Route from Thirlmere [weather] Sunny

Richard Marchant climbed on October 28th, 2010 [from/via/route] From Glenridding up on to Birkhouse Moor to Striding Edge-Helvellyn-Swirl Edge-Catstye Cam down to Red Tarn up to the Hole in the Wall and followed the footpath down in to Grisedale and cut back up to Lanty's Tarn and down to the car in Glenridding. [with] My oldest son James. [weather] Overcast but dry and the cloud level was above Helvellyn, also very light winds. - First time for James on Striding Edge.

Stephen Reader bagged on July 5th, 2019 [from/via/route] Via Grisedale Tarn, Dollywaggon & Nethermost Pikes [with] Mountain Walks [weather] Very windy, cold and wet on top. No view at all.

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

Birkhouse Moor summit cairn - with Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam beyond

Birkhouse Moor summit cairn - with Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam beyond

Photo: Alan Wainwright (13)

Starting the descent from Helvellyn via Swirral Edge

Starting the descent from Helvellyn via Swirral Edge

Photo: Mike Hall (3)

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (17)

Helvellyn Summit Cairn

Helvellyn Summit Cairn

Photo: David Wright (269)

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) frozen solid

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) frozen solid

Photo: Terry Maddocks (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 Helvellyn summit

Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Photo: David Booth (5)

Great Langdale and Blea Rigg with The Helvellyn Massiff in the distance under a deep blanket of snow from the lower slopes of Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco)

Great Langdale and Blea Rigg with The Helvellyn Massiff in the distance under a deep blanket of snow from the lower slopes of Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco)

Photo: Simon Barnett (56)

Ullswater, Glenridding and the Helvellyn Ridge from Place Fell

Ullswater, Glenridding and the Helvellyn Ridge from Place Fell

Photo: Robbie Breadner (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)


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