Walk c113 Helvellyn from Thirlmere

Lakeland's most popular mountain


Route outline for walk c113:

- 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.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
3
English
Mountains
Wainwright
3
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
4
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is Helvellyn at 950m (3118ft). Helvellyn is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (3rd highest in England, 12th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 3). Helvellyn is also known as an English Nuttall (4th in England, 14th in England & Wales). Helvellyn is classified as a Marilyn (2nd highest in England, 164th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Lower Man (Helvellyn), 925m (3036ft). Lower Man (Helvellyn) is also known as an English Nuttall (8th in England, 21st in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Raise (Helvellyn), 883m (2898ft). Raise (Helvellyn) is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (14th highest in England, 34th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 12). Raise (Helvellyn) is also known as an English Nuttall (17th in England, 39th in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag White Side, 863m (2832ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (18th Eng, 40th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 16) and an English Nuttall (22nd Eng, 47th Eng & Wal).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


This walk 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)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c113 Helvellyn from Thirlmere

In no particular order . . .

Thirlmere from Browncove Crags

Thirlmere from Browncove Crags

Photo: William Ringwood (38)

Walkers on Swirral Edge from the summit of Helvellyn

Walkers on Swirral Edge from the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Craig Carter (7)

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (17)

Lesley, Millie and Monty on Robinson summit in May 2012

Lesley, Millie and Monty on Robinson summit in May 2012

Photo: Tony Lee (2)

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

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

Photo: Andy Malcolm (30)

Green Gable and Great Gable from Grey Knotts

Green Gable and Great Gable from Grey Knotts

Photo: William Ringwood (43)

Stybarrow Dodd from Sticks Pass

Stybarrow Dodd from Sticks Pass

Photo: Roy Smith (6)

The Trig Point on the summit of Helvellyn

The Trig Point on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (532)

Thirlmere from Raise (Helvellyn)

Thirlmere from Raise (Helvellyn)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (28)

Lesley and the 2 Cocker Spaniels, Millie and Monty, on Helvellyn in November 2011

Lesley and the 2 Cocker Spaniels, Millie and Monty, on Helvellyn in November 2011

Photo: Tony Lee (1)


. . . load all 159 walk photos from Walk c113 Helvellyn from Thirlmere


Send us your photographs and pictures from your walks and hikes

To see your walk photographs and pictures as part of this collection, please send them as email attachments (configured for any computer) along with your name to:

and we shall do our best to publish them.

(Guide Resolution = 300dpi. At least = 660 pixels (wide) x 440 pixels (high).)

Send us your walking and hiking photographs and pictures via Facebook

You can also submit photos via our Facebook Page.

NB. Please indicate where each photo was taken.





Do not miss our pick of the Best Walks in Britain


Follow go4awalk.com on Twitter Follow go4awalk.com on Facebook





Find new Friends to go walking with
Walk all 214 Wainwrights in just 59 Walks. Download GPS Waypoints - Great Walks you must not miss!
Walk The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Walk - All the Latest Route Information, GPS Waypoints and Split Times to keep you on Schedule
Walk The British Three Peaks Challenge Walk - All the Latest Route Information and GPS Waypoints
See our pick of The Best Walks in The Lake District - Great Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of the Best Lake District Ridge Walks - Great Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of the Best Lake District Walks to do in the rain - Great Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Snowdonia - Great Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Ridge Walks in Wales - Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Brecon Beacons - Great Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Yorkshire Dales - Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Peak District - Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Forest of Bowland - Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Shropshire - Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Cheshire - Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Lancashire - Walks you must not miss!
Not sure where to walk next? Try Peak Bagging - Great Walks you must not miss!
Not sure where to walk next? Walk part of a National Trail - Great Walks you must not miss!
Walks with Downloadable and Uploadable GPS Waypoint Data
Walking Kit Gear Tested by Walkers

Walking Gear Tested by Walkers
Full Site Search