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Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from Helvellyn

The Eastern Fells,
The Lake District National Park,
Cumbria, England

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Walk c213 Helvellyn from Glenridding

Lakeland's 3rd highest via the infamous Striding & Swirral Edges - not for the faint hearted

Route Summary: - Glenridding, Birkhouse Moor, Hole-in-the-Wall, Red Tarn (Helvellyn), Bleaberry Crag, Low Spying How, High Spying How, Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge, Hole-in-the-Wall, Brownend Plantation, Grisedale Beck, Lanty's Tarn, Keldas, Glenridding.

Length: 12km (7½ miles) | Ascent: 899m (2949ft) | Allow at least: 5¾hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale

Lakeland's 3rd highest via the infamous Striding Edge

Route Summary: - Patterdale, Patterdale Church, Grisedale Bridge, Grisedale Beck, Brownend Plantation, Lanty's Tarn, Hole-in-the-Wall, Red Tarn (Helvellyn), Bleaberry Crag, Low Spying How, High Spying How, Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge (optional), Hole-in-the-Wall, Grisedale Beck, Patterdale.

Length: 12.5km (8 miles) | Ascent: 911m (2990ft) | Allow at least: 6hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk c432 Helvellyn from Thirlmere

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

Route Summary: - The Swirls, Helvellyn Gill, Browncove Crags, Lower Man (Helvellyn), Helvellyn, Lower Man (Helvellyn), Browncove Crags, Helvellyn Gill, The Swirls.

Length: 8km (5 miles) | Ascent: 807m (2649ft) | Allow at least: 4½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk c113 Helvellyn from Thirlmere

Lakeland's most popular mountain

Route Summary: - The Swirls Car Park Thirlmere, Browncove Crags, Lower Man (Helvellyn), Helvellyn, White Side, Raise (Helvellyn), Sticks Pass, Sticks Gill, Stanah Gill, Legburthwaite, Thirlmere, Thirlspot, The Swirls Car Park Thirlmere.

Length: 13.5km (8½ miles) | Ascent: 1005m (3296ft) | Allow at least: 6½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


Walk c124 Helvellyn Ridge from Thirlmere

Lakeland's most popular mountain with a fine ridge walk

Route Summary: - The Swirls Car Park Thirlmere, Browncove Crags, Lower Man (Helvellyn), Helvellyn, White Side, Raise (Helvellyn), Sticks Pass, Stybarrow Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Great Dodd, Legburthwaite, Thirlmere, Thirlspot, The Swirls Car Park Thirlmere.

Length: 17km (10½ miles) | Ascent: 1090m (3575ft) | Allow at least: 7½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding

Lakeland's most climbed mountain via the infamous Striding Edge - not for the faint hearted

Route Summary: - Glenridding, Birkhouse Moor, Hole-in-the-Wall, Red Tarn (Helvellyn), Bleaberry Crag, Low Spying How, High Spying How, Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, High Crag (Helvellyn), Dollywaggon Pike, Grisdale Tarn, Ruthwaite Lodge, Grisedale Beck, Brownend Plantation, Lanty's Tarn, Keldas, Glenridding.

Length: 16km (10 miles) | Ascent: 1031m (3382ft) | Allow at least: 7hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Very Hard


Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding

Lakeland's most popular via the easier Swirral Edge

Route Summary: - Glenridding, Birkhouse Moor, Hole-in-the-Wall, Red Tarn (Helvellyn), Swirral Edge, Helvellyn, Lower Man (Helvellyn), White Side, Raise (Helvellyn), Sticks Pass, Lucy's Tongue, Glenridding Beck, Glenridding.

Length: 16km (10 miles) | Ascent: 951m (3119ft) | Allow at least: 6¾hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


Walk c192 Helvellyn Ridge from Glenridding

An exhilarating high ridge walk

Route Summary: - Glenridding, Glenridding Dodd, Sheffield Pike, Green Side, Stybarrow Dodd, Sticks Pass, Raise (Helvellyn), White Side, Lower Man (Helvellyn), Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, High Crag (Helvellyn), Dollywaggon Pike, Grisdale Tarn, Grisedale Beck, Brownend Plantation, Lanty's Tarn, Keldas, Glenridding.

Length: 21km (13 miles) | Ascent: 1329m (4359ft) | Allow at least: 9¼hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


Walk c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale

Lakeland's most climbed mountain - not for the faint hearted

Route Summary: - Patterdale, Grisedale Bridge, Grisedale Beck, Brownends Plantation, Hole-in-the-Wall, Birkhouse Moor, Hole-in-the-Wall, Red Tarn (Helvellyn), Bleaberry Crag, Low Spying How, High Spying How, Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, High Crag (Helvellyn), Dollywaggon Pike, Grisedale Tarn, Deepdale Hause, St Sunday Crag, Birks, Patterdale.

Length: 18.5km (11½ miles) | Ascent: 1396m (4582ft) | Allow at least: 8¾hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Very Hard


Walk c286 The Glenridding Skyline from Glenridding

Superb high level walk

Route Summary: - Glenridding, Glenridding Dodd, Sheffield Pike, Nick Head, Glencoyne Head, Hart Side, Green Side (White Stones), Stybarrow Dodd, Sticks Pass, Raise (Helvellyn), White Side, Lower Man (Helvellyn), Helvellyn, Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam, Red Tarn Beck, Glenridding Beck, Glenridding Youth Hostel, Glenridding.

Length: 19.5km (12¼ miles) | Ascent: 1346m (4418ft) | Allow at least: 9hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


Walk c394 Helvellyn, Catstye Cam and Sheffield Pike from Glenridding

Superb high level walk

Route Summary: - Glenridding, Glenridding Dodd, Sheffield Pike, Nick Head, Sticks Pass, Raise (Helvellyn), White Side, Lower Man (Helvellyn), Helvellyn, Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam, Glenridding Beck, Glenridding Youth Hostel, Glenridding.

Length: 16km (10 miles) | Ascent: 1225m (4020ft) | Allow at least: 8hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


Walk c264 The Grisedale Round from Patterdale

Superb high level ridge walk

Route Summary: - Patterdale, Grisedale Bridge, Grisedale Beck, Brownend Plantation, Hole-in-the-Wall, Birkhouse Moor, Hole-in-the-Wall, Red Tarn (Helvellyn), Bleaberry Crag, Low Spying How, High Spying How, Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, High Crag (Helvellyn), Dollywaggon Pike, Seat Sandal, Grisedale Tarn, St Sunday Crag, Birks, Arnison Crag, Patterdale.

Length: 21km (13¼ miles) | Ascent: 1581m (5189ft) | Allow at least: 10hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Very Hard


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