Walk c213 Helvellyn from Glenridding

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


Route outline for walk c213:

- 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.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
1
English
Mountain
Wainwright
2
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
3
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 Striding Edge, 863m (2832ft). Striding Edge is also known as an English Nuttall (23rd in England, 48th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Birkhouse Moor, 718m (2356ft). Birkhouse Moor is classified as a Wainwright (No. 79). Birkhouse Moor is also known as an English Nuttall (110th in England, 188th in England & Wales).


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 c213 Helvellyn from Glenridding

In no particular order . . .

David Morecroft at the summit of Helvellyn

David Morecroft at the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: David Morecroft (19)

On Striding Edge on the way to Helvellyn

On Striding Edge on the way to Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (20)

Thirlmere from Helvellyn

Thirlmere from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (21)

Striding Edge basking in glorious September Sun viewed from Helvellyn

Striding Edge basking in glorious September Sun viewed from Helvellyn

Photo: Dean Richardson (5)

Starting the descent from Helvellyn via Swirral Edge

Starting the descent from Helvellyn via Swirral Edge

Photo: Mike Hall (3)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (19)

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Photo: Craig Carter (10)

Helvellyn summit

Helvellyn summit

Photo: William Ringwood (39)

Striding Edge

Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (24)

Striding Edge and St Sunday Crag from Helvellyn

Striding Edge and St Sunday Crag from Helvellyn

Photo: Chris Oakley (4)


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