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Lower Man (Helvellyn)
925m (3036ft)

The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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8th highest in England,
21st in England & Wales

Walk Lower Man (Helvellyn) walking UK Mountains in The Eastern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria, England

The view from the summit of Lower Man (Helvellyn)

Photo: Ian McCutcheon

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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


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You can walk to the top of Lower Man (Helvellyn) by using any of these 7 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk c432 Helvellyn from Thirlmere

The 'easiest' way up Lakeland's most climbed mountain

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 5ml (8km)
Ascent:2,649ft (807m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk c113 Helvellyn from Thirlmere

Lakeland's most popular mountain

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 8.75ml (14km)
Ascent:3,296ft (1,005m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c124 Helvellyn Ridge from Thirlmere

Lakeland's most popular mountain with a fine ridge walk

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 10.5ml (17km)
Ascent:3,575ft (1,090m)
Time:7½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding

Lakeland's most popular via the easier Swirral Edge

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 10.75ml (17km)
Ascent:3,449ft (1,051m)
Time:7.25hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c394 Helvellyn, Catstye Cam and Sheffield Pike from Glenridding

Superb high level walk

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 10ml (16km)
Ascent:4,020ft (1,225m)
Time:8 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 8 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c286 The Glenridding Skyline from Glenridding

Superb high level walk

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 11.5ml (18.5km)
Ascent:4,418ft (1,346m)
Time:8½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 8 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c192 Helvellyn Ridge from Glenridding

An exhilarating high ridge walk

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 13ml (21km)
Ascent:4,359ft (1,329m)
Time:9.25hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 8 Icon (Hard)

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

Iain Jones walked up Lower Man (Helvellyn) on April 16th, 2011 [from/via/route] Helvellyn [with] Jim Hamilton, Alex Walker & Rob Argent - 05 August 2017 - The Wainwright 60 - Day 3 (Helvellyn); 02 December 2023 - via Swirral Edge with Fell Top Assessor

Chris Hughes climbed Lower Man (Helvellyn) on June 28th, 2023 [from/via/route] Thirlmere car park [weather] mist / drizzle

Melfyn Parry bagged Lower Man (Helvellyn) on May 23rd, 2023 [from/via/route] Started walk from the car park at the Patterdale Hotel, followed route C427 with a couple of changes. Climbed over Striding Edge & then on to Helvellyn but then took a detour to walk out to Lower Man then doubled back to Helvellyn before descending Swirral Edge to then climb too summit of Catstye Cam. From here we descended to Hole in the Wall & then went out to Birkhouse Moor & rather than doubling back to Hole in the Wall to repeat the path back to the carpark we continued beyond the summit along easy to follow paths which led back down to join the return route at NY377158, making a total of 16.4Km [with] With DS [weather] Sunny spells & quite warm at times especially on uphill sections when in lea of the breeze. On the tops the breeze was chilly. - Stunning views in all directions.

Nina Adams hiked Lower Man (Helvellyn) on April 22nd, 2023 [from/via/route] Helvellyn YHA @Glenridding - Glenridding Common - White Side - Lower Man - Helvellyn - Lower Man - Whiteside - YHA [with] Craig [weather] 7.8° Rain Poor visibility

Christine Shepherd summited Lower Man (Helvellyn) on June 11th, 2006 [from/via/route] Walked from Glennridding using walk c394. Repeated this walk solo on 15.4.21 on a glorious day. Climbed again on 7.5.22 [with] My daughter, Rebecca. [weather] Hot & sunny

Martin Woods conquered Lower Man (Helvellyn) 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

Angela Haworth scaled Lower Man (Helvellyn) 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.

Kevin Foster walked up Lower Man (Helvellyn) on June 29th, 2019 [from/via/route] Catstyecam, Swirral Edge & Helvellyn [with] Peter and Henry. [weather] Baking hot. - Report to follow.

Margaret Richards climbed Lower Man (Helvellyn) on September 12th, 2018 [from/via/route] c113 from Thirlmere [with] Don [weather] Sunny & windy - Fantastic views

Lucy Perchard bagged Lower Man (Helvellyn) on September 5th, 2018 [from/via/route] the Helvellyn range ascending from Legburthwaite to Sticks Pass & then along the ridge to Raise, Whiteside, Lower Man, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike & Dollywagon Pike, then down to Grisedale Tarn, back up to Seat Sandal before descending down to Grasmere. [with] Tony [weather] Mostly sunny

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Lower Man (Helvellyn)

Birkhouse Moor (foreground left), Catstye Cam (foreground centre), White Side (centre right) and Raise (Helvellyn) (right) with Striding Edge, Helvellyn and Lower Man (Helvellyn) in the background from Sheffield Pike

Birkhouse Moor (foreground left), Catstye Cam (foreground centre), White Side (centre right) and Raise (Helvellyn) (right) with Striding Edge, Helvellyn and Lower Man (Helvellyn) in the background from Sheffield Pike

Photo: Peter Dryden (27)

Kepple Cove and Glenridding Common from Lower Man (Helvellyn)

Kepple Cove and Glenridding Common from Lower Man (Helvellyn)

Photo: Kate Daniel (2)

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)

Lower Man (Helvellyn) summit cairn

Lower Man (Helvellyn) summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (891)

Catstye Cam (left), Helvellyn (centre) and Lower Man (Helvellyn) (right) from near White Side

Catstye Cam (left), Helvellyn (centre) and Lower Man (Helvellyn) (right) from near White Side

Photo: Rob Barklamb (54)


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