Walk c124 Helvellyn Ridge from Thirlmere

Lakeland's most popular mountain with a fine ridge walk


Route outline for walk c124:

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.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
5
English
Mountains
Wainwright
6
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
6
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

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 highest in England, 14th highest in England & Wales) and an English Marilyn (2nd highest in England, 165th highest in the UK). The summit of Helvellyn is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

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

You will also reach the summit of Raise (Helvellyn) at 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 highest in England, 39th highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag:

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 c124 Helvellyn Ridge from Thirlmere

In no particular order . . .

Walk c124 Helvellyn Ridge from Thirlmere - Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (4)

Walk c124 Helvellyn Ridge from Thirlmere - Looking towards Bassenthwaite and The Skiddaw Massif from Raise (Helvellyn)

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

Photo: Andy Malcolm (30)

Walk c124 Helvellyn Ridge from Thirlmere - Helvellyn from White Side

Helvellyn from White Side

Photo: Roy Smith (3)

Walk c124 Helvellyn Ridge from Thirlmere - Stybarrow Dodd from Sticks Pass

Stybarrow Dodd from Sticks Pass

Photo: Roy Smith (6)

Walk c124 Helvellyn Ridge from Thirlmere - Striding Edge and St Sunday Crag from Helvellyn

Striding Edge and St Sunday Crag from Helvellyn

Photo: Chris Oakley (4)

Walk c124 Helvellyn Ridge from Thirlmere - Sticks Gill from Sticks Pass

Sticks Gill from Sticks Pass

Photo: Paul Coulter (15)

Walk c124 Helvellyn Ridge from Thirlmere - Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (35)

Walk c124 Helvellyn Ridge from Thirlmere - Helvellyn summit

Helvellyn summit

Photo: Paul Coulter (10)

Walk c124 Helvellyn Ridge from Thirlmere - The infamous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

The infamous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Andrew Fryer (2)

Walk c124 Helvellyn Ridge from Thirlmere - Darryl at the top of Helvellyn

Darryl at the top of Helvellyn

Photo: Nanci Moll (3)

Walk c124 Helvellyn Ridge from Thirlmere - Watson's Dodd Summit

Watson's Dodd Summit

Photo: David Hayter (242)

Walk c124 Helvellyn Ridge from Thirlmere - Heading for Sticks Pass from Raise

Heading for Sticks Pass from Raise

Photo: Paul Coulter (14)

Walk c124 Helvellyn Ridge from Thirlmere - Me at the summit trig point on Helvellyn

Me at the summit trig point on Helvellyn

Photo: Peter Pearson (2)

Walk c124 Helvellyn Ridge from Thirlmere - Thirlmere Reservoir from path from near Browncove Crags

Thirlmere Reservoir from path from near Browncove Crags

Photo: David Wright (270)

Walk c124 Helvellyn Ridge from Thirlmere - Birkhouse Moor with Ullswater beyond from Helvellyn

Birkhouse Moor with Ullswater beyond from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (18)

Walk c124 Helvellyn Ridge from Thirlmere - Thirlmere

Thirlmere

Photo: Roy Smith (9)

Walk c124 Helvellyn Ridge from Thirlmere - Raise (Helvellyn) from White Side

Raise (Helvellyn) from White Side

Photo: Roy Smith (4)

Walk c124 Helvellyn Ridge from Thirlmere - Myself, Emma Cooper & Rachel Hargreaves on the summit of Helvellyn after tackling Striding Edge

Myself, Emma Cooper & Rachel Hargreaves on the summit of Helvellyn after tackling Striding Edge

Photo: David Cooper (2)

Walk c124 Helvellyn Ridge from Thirlmere - Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: William Ringwood (40)

Walk c124 Helvellyn Ridge from Thirlmere - Nethermost Pike and Dollwaggon Pike from Helvellyn

Nethermost Pike and Dollwaggon Pike from Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (38)


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