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 a English Mountain (Hewitt) (3rd highest in England, 12th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 3). Helvellyn is also known as a English Nuttall (4th highest in England, 14th highest in England & Wales). Helvellyn is also classified as a English Marilyn (2nd highest in England, 165th highest in the UK).

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 a English Mountain (Hewitt) (14th highest in England, 34th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 12). Raise (Helvellyn) is also known as a English Nuttall (17th highest in England, 39th highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag White Side at 863m (2832ft). White Side is classified as a English Mountain (Hewitt) (18th highest in England, 40th highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 16) and a English Nuttall (22nd highest in England, 47th highest in England & Wales); Great Dodd at 857m (2813ft). Great Dodd is classified as a English Mountain (Hewitt) (21st highest in England, 44th highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 19) and a English Nuttall (26th highest in England, 52nd highest in England & Wales); Stybarrow Dodd at 843m (2767ft). Stybarrow Dodd is classified as a English Mountain (Hewitt) (24th highest in England, 50th highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 21) and a English Nuttall (31st highest in England, 59th highest in England & Wales); Watson's Dodd at 789m (2589ft). Watson's Dodd is classified as a Wainwright (No. 41)

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 . . .

Beautiful Wharfedale

Beautiful Wharfedale

Photo: Philip Hemsworth (2)

Cuns Fell summit

Cuns Fell summit

Photo: Mark Kissipie (76)

The Plaque beneath the Bassett Monument inside St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

The Plaque beneath the Bassett Monument inside St. Bartholomew's Church, Blore

Photo: Devina Lee (9)

The path towards Longridge Fell from Weedacre Farm

The path towards Longridge Fell from Weedacre Farm

Photo: Colin Hardman (2)

Sca Fell (left) and Scafell Pike (centre) from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Sca Fell (left) and Scafell Pike (centre) from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Photo: James Brennan (7)

Sam with Adam and Eve at the summit of Tryfan

Sam with Adam and Eve at the summit of Tryfan

Photo: Stephen Cooper (2)

Back at Thirlspot - and happy!

Back at Thirlspot - and happy!

Photo: Paul Coulter (18)

Fremington Edge from Calver Hill

Fremington Edge from Calver Hill

Photo: Mike Knipe (147)

A train crossing Dutton Viaduct over The Weaver Navigation

A train crossing Dutton Viaduct over The Weaver Navigation

Photo: Jimmy Wakefield (10)

Worton village

Worton village

Photo: Billy Leech (3)


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