Walking and Hiking Photo:

Helvellyn summit plateau
The Eastern Fells,
The Lake District National Park,
Cumbria, England

Helvellyn summit plateau

Walk Photograph by:

Craig Carter (8 of 84)

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Walk c427 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Patterdale

Lakeland's 3rd highest via the infamous Striding Edge

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Vital Statistics:

Length:8 miles (12.5 km)
Ascent:2,990ft (911m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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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:5 miles (8 km)
Ascent:2,649ft (807m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk c113 Helvellyn from Thirlmere

Lakeland's most popular mountain

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Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75 miles (14 km)
Ascent:3,296ft (1,005m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:Grade 7 Walking 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:10.5 miles (17 km)
Ascent:3,575ft (1,090m)
Time:7½ hrs
Grade:Grade 7 Walking Hard
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Walk c213 Helvellyn from Glenridding

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

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Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5 miles (13.5 km)
Ascent:3,278ft (999m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:Grade 7 Walking Hard
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Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding

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

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Vital Statistics:

Length:10 miles (16 km)
Ascent:3,382ft (1,031m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:Grade 7 Walking 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:10.75 miles (17 km)
Ascent:3,449ft (1,051m)
Time:7.25hrs
Grade:Grade 7 Walking Hard
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Walk c192 Helvellyn Ridge from Glenridding

An exhilarating high ridge walk

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Vital Statistics:

Length:13 miles (21 km)
Ascent:4,359ft (1,329m)
Time:9.25hrs
Grade:Grade 8 Walking Hard
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Walk c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale

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

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Vital Statistics:

Length:11.5 miles (18.5 km)
Ascent:4,582ft (1,396m)
Time:8.75hrs
Grade:Grade 8 Walking Hard
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Walk c286 The Glenridding Skyline from Glenridding

Superb high level walk

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Vital Statistics:

Length:11.5 miles (18.5 km)
Ascent:4,418ft (1,346m)
Time:8½ hrs
Grade:Grade 8 Walking 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:10 miles (16 km)
Ascent:4,020ft (1,225m)
Time:8 hrs
Grade:Grade 8 Walking Hard
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Walk c264 The Grisedale Round from Patterdale

Superb high level ridge walk

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Vital Statistics:

Length:13.25 miles (21 km)
Ascent:5,189ft (1,581m)
Time:10 hrs
Grade:Grade 9 Walking Very Hard

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