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 . . .

Helvellyn summit

Helvellyn summit

Photo: William Ringwood (39)

Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (33)

The Bad Step on Striding Edge

The Bad Step on Striding Edge

Photo: Terry Maddocks (2)

Swirral Edge from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: William Ringwood (41)

Sheffield Pike from the lower slopes of Birkhouse Moor

Sheffield Pike from the lower slopes of Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Richard Nicholls (32)

A very grumpy Shaun post walk in Glenridding after scaling Helvellyn via Striding Edge on a very, very wet day!

A very grumpy Shaun post walk in Glenridding after scaling Helvellyn via Striding Edge on a very, very wet day!

Photo: Mike Hall (4)

Family group having completed Striding Edge before the last pull up to Helvellyn.

Family group having completed Striding Edge before the last pull up to Helvellyn.

Photo: John Turner (16)

Ullswater from Glenridding

Ullswater from Glenridding

Photo: David Hayter (336)

Admiring the view at the top of a windless Ingleborough

Admiring the view at the top of a windless Ingleborough

Photo: Dean Richardson (7)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Dean Richardson (4)

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from Striding Edge

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from Striding Edge

Photo: Ian Gaylard (9)

Nethermost Pike and Dollwaggon Pike from Helvellyn

Nethermost Pike and Dollwaggon Pike from Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (38)

On Striding Edge - looking up to Helvellyn

On Striding Edge - looking up to Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (16)

Nethermost Pike from Dollywaggon Pike

Nethermost Pike from Dollywaggon Pike

Photo: Dean Richardson (14)

Helvellyn (left), Swirral Edge and Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from the approach to Striding Edge near Hole-in-the-Wall

Helvellyn (left), Swirral Edge and Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from the approach to Striding Edge near Hole-in-the-Wall

Photo: Ray Foster (10)

Swirral Edge and Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from Striding Edge

Swirral Edge and Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from Striding Edge

Photo: Katherine Horrex (7)

Grisedale with Birks beyond from near the Hole-in-the-wall between Birkhouse Moor and Helvellyn

Grisedale with Birks beyond from near the Hole-in-the-wall between Birkhouse Moor and Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Balfe (14)

Walkers on Swirral Edge from the summit of Helvellyn

Walkers on Swirral Edge from the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Craig Carter (7)

Helvellyn and Red Tarn from below Swirral Edge

Helvellyn and Red Tarn from below Swirral Edge

Photo: Christian Sky (5)

Robin Hood's Bay

Robin Hood's Bay

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (13)

February frosts around Elterwater

February frosts around Elterwater

Photo: John Holt (9)

Descending near Great Gable

Descending near Great Gable

Photo: Mike Jennings (11)

The Trig Point on the summit of Helvellyn

The Trig Point on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (532)

Looking south towards Skipton and Airedale from Crookrise Crag Top

Looking south towards Skipton and Airedale from Crookrise Crag Top

Photo: Linda Royston (10)

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (9)

On Striding Edge in thick mist

On Striding Edge in thick mist

Photo: Dean Richardson (15)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Wayne Hill (82)

Looking down William Clough to a snowy and frozen Kinder Reservoir from near Mill Hill (Ashop Head), Kinder Scout

Looking down William Clough to a snowy and frozen Kinder Reservoir from near Mill Hill (Ashop Head), Kinder Scout

Photo: Peter Royle (7)

Starting the climb from Striding Edge up onto Helvellyn

Starting the climb from Striding Edge up onto Helvellyn

Photo: Terry Maddocks (3)

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Photo: Chris Oakley (2)

Walkers beside the River Dove in Wolfscote Dale

Walkers beside the River Dove in Wolfscote Dale

Photo: Craig Carter (12)

Helvellyn summit trig piller

Helvellyn summit trig piller

Photo: Alan Wainwright (34)

The head of the Grisedale Valley with Dollywaggon Pike to the left, High Crag, Nethermost Pike and then Helvellyn (far right) from near Brownend Plantation

The head of the Grisedale Valley with Dollywaggon Pike to the left, High Crag, Nethermost Pike and then Helvellyn (far right) from near Brownend Plantation

Photo: Mike Renny (4)

Me on Striding Edge

Me on Striding Edge

Photo: Philip Hemsworth (5)

Beinn Ime from The Cobbler (Ben Arthur)

Beinn Ime from The Cobbler (Ben Arthur)

Photo: Derek Cambers (2)

Derwentwater from Cat Bells

Derwentwater from Cat Bells

Photo: Brian Balfe (16)

Levers Water and The Old Man of Coniston from Swirl Hawse

Levers Water and The Old Man of Coniston from Swirl Hawse

Photo: David Booth (4)

The infamous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

The infamous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Andrew Fryer (2)

Coniston and Coniston Water from Dow Crag

Coniston and Coniston Water from Dow Crag

Photo: Chris Oakley (5)

Striding Edge

Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (23)

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Photo: Iain Macdonald (2)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: John Friskney (1)

Ullswater from Keldas near Lanty's Tarn

Ullswater from Keldas near Lanty's Tarn

Photo: Linda Royston (9)

Birkhouse Moor from Hole-in-the-Wall in the snow

Birkhouse Moor from Hole-in-the-Wall in the snow

Photo: Mick Fox (14)

Temperature Inversion seen from the summit of Helvellyn

Temperature Inversion seen from the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Paul Johnson (20)

Approaching Kidsty Pike from Rampsgill Head

Approaching Kidsty Pike from Rampsgill Head

Photo: Paul Holroyd (8)

On Striding Edge with Helvellyn summit beyond

On Striding Edge with Helvellyn summit beyond

Photo: Stella Whittaker (15)

Clouds rolling in over Fairfield (left), Dollywaggon Pike and Nethermost Pike from Helvellyn

Clouds rolling in over Fairfield (left), Dollywaggon Pike and Nethermost Pike from Helvellyn

Photo: Craig Carter (11)

Bassenthwaite with Skiddaw beyond from Helvellyn

Bassenthwaite with Skiddaw beyond from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (19)

The final push to the summit of Ben Lui (Beinn Laoigh) last spring, made all the better by a temperature inversion

The final push to the summit of Ben Lui (Beinn Laoigh) last spring, made all the better by a temperature inversion

Photo: John Turner (9)

The Scafell Massiff from Bowfell - with Sca Fell to the left, Mickledore in the centre and Scafell Pike to the right

The Scafell Massiff from Bowfell - with Sca Fell to the left, Mickledore in the centre and Scafell Pike to the right

Photo: Wayne Hill (83)

Helvellyn from White Side

Helvellyn from White Side

Photo: Roy Smith (3)

Grisedale Beck

Grisedale Beck

Photo: Alan Wainwright (5)

Me and Darryl Brooks at Hallin Fell summit with Ullswater beyond

Me and Darryl Brooks at Hallin Fell summit with Ullswater beyond

Photo: Nanci Moll (4)

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Striding Edge in all it's glory from Helvellyn

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Striding Edge in all it's glory from Helvellyn

Photo: Stella Whittaker (17)

Catstye Cam, White Side and Raise (Helvellyn) from the summit of Birkhouse Moor

Catstye Cam, White Side and Raise (Helvellyn) from the summit of Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Katherine Horrex (2)

Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn and Catstye Cam from the Birkhouse Moor

Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn and Catstye Cam from the Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Katherine Horrex (4)

St Sunday Crag (left) and Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

St Sunday Crag (left) and Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

Photo: Alan Wainwright (10)

Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from the top of Helvellyn, May 2012

Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from the top of Helvellyn, May 2012

Photo: Christine Leach (1)

The view from Helvellyn on a cold winters afternoon

The view from Helvellyn on a cold winters afternoon

Photo: Nigel Auty (1)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

St Sunday Crag above Grisedale from Hole-in-the-Wall in the snow

St Sunday Crag above Grisedale from Hole-in-the-Wall in the snow

Photo: Mick Fox (16)

Ullswater and Glenridding from the lower slopes of Birkhouse Moor

Ullswater and Glenridding from the lower slopes of Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Richard Nicholls (31)

Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Photo: Gerry Ball (14)

Striding Edge from the Helvellyn summit ridge

Striding Edge from the Helvellyn summit ridge

Photo: William Ringwood (42)

Dave Munro and Red Tarn from Helvellyn with Striding Edge beyond

Dave Munro and Red Tarn from Helvellyn with Striding Edge beyond

Photo: Paul Holroyd (7)

Looking north east towards Stob Coire na Ceannain from Stob Choire Claurigh

Looking north east towards Stob Coire na Ceannain from Stob Choire Claurigh

Photo: Jill Smythe (3)

Looking back east along Striding Edge toward St Sunday Crag

Looking back east along Striding Edge toward St Sunday Crag

Photo: Stella Whittaker (14)

Standing on the Ordnance Survey Concrete Ring on the summit of Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Standing on the Ordnance Survey Concrete Ring on the summit of Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (491)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Chris Oakley (1)

On Striding Edge en-route to Helvellyn

On Striding Edge en-route to Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (21)

Looking down to Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Looking down to Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: William Ringwood (67)

With work colleagues on the summit of Helvellyn on a sponsored walk

With work colleagues on the summit of Helvellyn on a sponsored walk

Photo: Kate Daniel (1)

Grisedale with St Sunday Crag (right) from the outflow of Grisedale Tarn

Grisedale with St Sunday Crag (right) from the outflow of Grisedale Tarn

Photo: Ian Gaylard (10)

Newlands Church

Newlands Church

Photo: Wayne Hill (92)

Striding Edge from the lower slopes of Helvellyn

Striding Edge from the lower slopes of Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (31)

Helvellyn

Helvellyn

Photo: Derek Cambers (1)

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Photo: Craig Carter (10)

Deep Snow on Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark from Stickle Tarn

Deep Snow on Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark from Stickle Tarn

Photo: Ray Foster (11)

On Striding Edge - looking back to Birkhouse Moor

On Striding Edge - looking back to Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Alan Wainwright (15)

Striding Edge, Helvellyn and Red Tarn from below Swirral Edge

Striding Edge, Helvellyn and Red Tarn from below Swirral Edge

Photo: Christian Sky (4)

Sunset on Derwent Water from Friar's Crag

Sunset on Derwent Water from Friar's Crag

Photo: Richard Nicholls (60)

Catstye Cam from Hole-in-the-wall

Catstye Cam from Hole-in-the-wall

Photo: Ian Gaylard (6)

Me, halfway across Sharp Edge, trying to be brave

Me, halfway across Sharp Edge, trying to be brave

Photo: Paula Oldham (3)

The famous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

The famous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Paul Hopper (1)

Birkhouse Moor with Ullswater beyond from Helvellyn

Birkhouse Moor with Ullswater beyond from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (18)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Terry Maddocks (1)

Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Red Tarn from Hole-in-the-Wall

Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Red Tarn from Hole-in-the-Wall

Photo: Chris Ellis (2)

Striding Edge

Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (26)

Our dog Ted enjoying the view in the way up Helvellyn

Our dog Ted enjoying the view in the way up Helvellyn

Photo: Karen Kazerella (1)

Me and my father John at the summit of Helvellyn at the beginning of Feb 2012

Me and my father John at the summit of Helvellyn at the beginning of Feb 2012

Photo: Helen Robinson (1)

On Swirral Edge in the Snow

On Swirral Edge in the Snow

Photo: Mick Fox (12)

The Robert Dixon Memorial on Striding Edge

The Robert Dixon Memorial on Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (17)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (35)

The 'Bad Step' at the western end of Striding Edge

The 'Bad Step' at the western end of Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (28)

Helvellyn from Hole-in-the-Wall at the start of Striding Edge

Helvellyn from Hole-in-the-Wall at the start of Striding Edge

Photo: Christian Sky (3)

Helvellyn from Hole-in-the-Wall at the start of Striding Edge

Helvellyn from Hole-in-the-Wall at the start of Striding Edge

Photo: Christian Sky (3)

On High Spy

On High Spy

Photo: Dave Roberts (8)

Rays of sun shining through the clouds over Fairfield (left) and Dollywaggon Pike (right) and Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

Rays of sun shining through the clouds over Fairfield (left) and Dollywaggon Pike (right) and Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

Photo: Edward Felstead (18)

Snowdon from The Watkin Path

Snowdon from The Watkin Path

Photo: Mike Smart (8)

Birkhouse Moor summit cairn - with Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam beyond

Birkhouse Moor summit cairn - with Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam beyond

Photo: Alan Wainwright (13)

Sunset over Derwent Water with Cat Bells (Catbells) in the background from near Walla Crag

Sunset over Derwent Water with Cat Bells (Catbells) in the background from near Walla Crag

Photo: Glenn Philpott (3)

Pete approaching one of the high points of Striding Edge

Pete approaching one of the high points of Striding Edge

Photo: Jill Smythe (2)

Helvellyn Summit

Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (40)

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)

Striding Edge basking in glorious September Sun viewed from Helvellyn

Striding Edge basking in glorious September Sun viewed from Helvellyn

Photo: Dean Richardson (5)

Grisedale Beck with Helvellyn and Birkhouse Moor beyond

Grisedale Beck with Helvellyn and Birkhouse Moor beyond

Photo: Alan Wainwright (8)

St Sunday Crag shrouded in cloud from Dollywaggon Pike

St Sunday Crag shrouded in cloud from Dollywaggon Pike

Photo: Dean Richardson (16)

Thirlmere from Helvellyn

Thirlmere from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (21)

Monsal Weir, Monsal Dale

Monsal Weir, Monsal Dale

Photo: Richard Nicholls (44)

Striding Edge summit

Striding Edge summit

Photo: Alan Wainwright (22)

Catstye Cam (centre) and Helvellyn from Birkhouse Moor

Catstye Cam (centre) and Helvellyn from Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Richard Nicholls (33)

The Runaway Ramblers on Helvellyn

The Runaway Ramblers on Helvellyn

Photo: David Morecroft (12)

Approaching Striding Edge and Helvellyn via Low Spying How and Bleaberry Crag

Approaching Striding Edge and Helvellyn via Low Spying How and Bleaberry Crag

Photo: Katherine Horrex (6)

Temperature Inversion seen from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Temperature Inversion seen from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Chris Ellis (1)

Helvellyn Summit Cairn

Helvellyn Summit Cairn

Photo: David Wright (269)

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (3)

High Pike (Caldback) from Carrock Fell

High Pike (Caldback) from Carrock Fell

Photo: Gerry Ball (17)

White Side from Helvellyn Lower Man

White Side from Helvellyn Lower Man

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (10)

Ullswater, Place Fell (right - distance) and <br>Hartsop Dodd (right - mid-distance) from Caudale Head

Ullswater, Place Fell (right - distance) and
Hartsop Dodd (right - mid-distance) from Caudale Head

Photo: Chris Trueman (2)

My husband just before tackling Sstriding Edge on Helvellyn

My husband just before tackling Sstriding Edge on Helvellyn

Photo: Kaz Bridges (1)

Helvellyn summit shelter

Helvellyn summit shelter

Photo: Craig Carter (9)

Walkers negotiating Striding Edge

Walkers negotiating Striding Edge

Photo: Katherine Horrex (8)

Striding Edge, (left), Helvellyn and Catstye Cam (right) from Birkhouse Moor

Striding Edge, (left), Helvellyn and Catstye Cam (right) from Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Christian Sky (1)

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Roy Smith (2)

Climbing Birkhouse Moor above Mires Beck

Climbing Birkhouse Moor above Mires Beck

Photo: Lorelei Ashman (1)

Sheffield Pike from the lower slopes of Birkhouse Moor

Sheffield Pike from the lower slopes of Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Richard Nicholls (42)

Place Fell and Grisedale from Hole-in-the-Wall

Place Fell and Grisedale from Hole-in-the-Wall

Photo: Edward Felstead (15)

Runaway Ramblers from Bury on top of Steel Fell (Dead Pike) in early May

Runaway Ramblers from Bury on top of Steel Fell (Dead Pike) in early May

Photo: David Morecroft (19)

Derwent Water, Blencathra, Walla Crag and 
Bleaberry Fell from High Spy

Derwent Water, Blencathra, Walla Crag and Bleaberry Fell from High Spy

Photo: Peter Swan (14)

Looking up Grisedale with St Sunday Crag (left) and Dollywagon Pike (centre)

Looking up Grisedale with St Sunday Crag (left) and Dollywagon Pike (centre)

Photo: Rob Barklamb (6)

Helvellyn from Swirral Edge

Helvellyn from Swirral Edge

Photo: Katherine Horrex (15)

Fleetwith Pike reflected in Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike reflected in Buttermere

Photo: Paul Johnson (21)

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (4)

Swirral Edge from the col between Helvellyn and Catstye Cam

Swirral Edge from the col between Helvellyn and Catstye Cam

Photo: Katherine Horrex (16)

Striding Edge and Red Tarn from Helvellyn Summit

Striding Edge and Red Tarn from Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (39)

*Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam (far right) from near Hole-in-the-wall

*Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam (far right) from near Hole-in-the-wall

Photo: Richard Heeley (4)

Me on Kinder Downfall wondering what happened to the waterfall

Me on Kinder Downfall wondering what happened to the waterfall

Photo: Peter Pearson (3)

Sunrise (4.50am) from the summit of Ingleborough

Sunrise (4.50am) from the summit of Ingleborough

Photo: Nigel Auty (2)

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (17)

Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn and Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor

Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn and Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Katherine Horrex (1)

Storms brewing over St Sunday Crag (far left), Fairfield (left) and Dollywaggon Pike (right) and Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

Storms brewing over St Sunday Crag (far left), Fairfield (left) and Dollywaggon Pike (right) and Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

Photo: Edward Felstead (19)

Helvellyn, Red Tarn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Striding Edge

Helvellyn, Red Tarn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (14)

Helvellyn from the 'Bad Step' at the western end of Striding Edge

Helvellyn from the 'Bad Step' at the western end of Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (30)

Preparing to descend The Chancellor from Am Bodach (Aonach Eagach)

Preparing to descend The Chancellor from Am Bodach (Aonach Eagach)

Photo: Iain Macdonald (5)

On Striding Edge in the mist

On Striding Edge in the mist

Photo: Mike Smart (7)

Helvellyn and Swirral Edge (top right) from Red Tarn (Helvellyn)

Helvellyn and Swirral Edge (top right) from Red Tarn (Helvellyn)

Photo: John Holt (8)

Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Hole-in-the-Wall

Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Hole-in-the-Wall

Photo: Alan Wainwright (11)

Ullswater from (just below) Birks

Ullswater from (just below) Birks

Photo: Andy Malcolm (8)

Helvellyn Summit

Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (41)

Looking South from High Spy

Looking South from High Spy

Photo: Rob Barklamb (33)

My husband Eric on Helm Crag

My husband Eric on Helm Crag

Photo: Amanda Hamlyn (2)

Ullswater from Glenridding Dodd

Ullswater from Glenridding Dodd

Photo: Richard Heeley (3)

The Ullswater Water Steamer docked at Glenridding<br>with Place Fell in the background

The Ullswater Water Steamer docked at Glenridding
with Place Fell in the background

Photo: Chris Trueman (3)

Lanty's Tarn

Lanty's Tarn

Photo: Dean Richardson (19)

The Memorial to Robert Dixon on Striding Edge

The Memorial to Robert Dixon on Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (18)

On Helvellyn

On Helvellyn

Photo: Dave Blanchard (1)

On the summit of Helvellyn

On the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Glenn Philpott (2)

Derwent Water and Bleaberry Fell from Maiden Moor

Derwent Water and Bleaberry Fell from Maiden Moor

Photo: Peter Swan (15)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Dean Richardson (1)

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) with Catstye Cam beyond from Striding Edge

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) with Catstye Cam beyond from Striding Edge

Photo: Stella Whittaker (16)

On Silver How above Grasmere

On Silver How above Grasmere

Photo: Gillian Lauder (3)

On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Jerry Obeney (3)

En-route to Rossett Pike from Great Langdale

En-route to Rossett Pike from Great Langdale

Photo: Terry Clarke (1)

High Raise (Langdale) Summit

High Raise (Langdale) Summit

Photo: Hugh Turner (3)

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) frozen solid

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) frozen solid

Photo: Terry Maddocks (4)

Ullswater

Ullswater

Photo: Richard Nicholls (43)

On Striding Edge in mist

On Striding Edge in mist

Photo: Dean Richardson (13)

The Newlands Valley from High Spy with Bassenthwaite Lake in the distance and The Skiddaw Massif to the right

The Newlands Valley from High Spy with Bassenthwaite Lake in the distance and The Skiddaw Massif to the right

Photo: Wayne Hill (91)

A Frozen Red Tarn from Striding Edge in the Snow

A Frozen Red Tarn from Striding Edge in the Snow

Photo: Tony Price (6)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Dean Richardson (3)

The famous view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

The famous view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Ray Foster (9)

White Side summit cairn

White Side summit cairn

Photo: Paul Coulter (11)

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: William Ringwood (40)

Helvellyn and Striding Edge from Nethermost Pike

Helvellyn and Striding Edge from Nethermost Pike

Photo: Alan Wainwright (39)

The final 'bad rocky step' on Striding Edge

The final 'bad rocky step' on Striding Edge

Photo: Katherine Horrex (11)

On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Jerry Obeney (2)

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (35)

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (1)

Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Katherine Horrex (12)

Me (in orange jacket) and my mate Neil on our way to the top of Helvellyn on a drizzly and bitterly cold day.

Me (in orange jacket) and my mate Neil on our way to the top of Helvellyn on a drizzly and bitterly cold day.

Photo: David LeHunte (2)

Striding Edge

Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (24)

The aircraft memorial on Helvellyn

The aircraft memorial on Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (37)

Snow on Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor

Snow on Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Richard Nicholls (59)

Me on Helvellyn Summit

Me on Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Jonathan Ashforth (2)

Striding Edge

Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (25)

On Striding Edge on the way to Helvellyn

On Striding Edge on the way to Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (20)

Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor

Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Andy Malcolm (7)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (19)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Dean Richardson (2)

Grisedale Beck with Helvellyn in the distance

Grisedale Beck with Helvellyn in the distance

Photo: Alan Wainwright (6)

Climbing up the edge of Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag) high above the North Western shores of Ullswater.

Climbing up the edge of Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag) high above the North Western shores of Ullswater.

Photo: Mike Renny (3)

Striding Edge

Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (27)

On Helvellyn

On Helvellyn

Photo: Gillian Lauder (2)

Grisedale Beck with St Sunday Crag beyond

Grisedale Beck with St Sunday Crag beyond

Photo: Alan Wainwright (7)

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam, Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Ullswater from the summit of Helvellyn

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam, Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Ullswater from the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Katherine Horrex (14)

High Dodd (Sleet Fell) and Place Fell across Ullswater from Mossdale Bay near Glenridding

High Dodd (Sleet Fell) and Place Fell across Ullswater from Mossdale Bay near Glenridding

Photo: Andy Malcolm (172)

Quarry Workings below Levers Water from near the Miners Bridge, Coniston

Quarry Workings below Levers Water from near the Miners Bridge, Coniston

Photo: David Hayter (337)

David Morecroft on top of the 'Howitzer', Helm Crag

David Morecroft on top of the 'Howitzer', Helm Crag

Photo: David Morecroft (20)

The 'easier' path on the north side of Striding Edge

The 'easier' path on the north side of Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (29)

The aircraft memorial on Helvellyn

The aircraft memorial on Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (36)

Sgurr Mor (left - in cloud), 'The Horns' and Beinn Dearg (Torridon) (right) from Tom na Gruagaich (Beinn Alligin)

Sgurr Mor (left - in cloud), 'The Horns' and Beinn Dearg (Torridon) (right) from Tom na Gruagaich (Beinn Alligin)

Photo: John Turner (17)

Looking back along Striding Edge

Looking back along Striding Edge

Photo: Katherine Horrex (10)

Walkers on Striding Edge

Walkers on Striding Edge

Photo: Katherine Horrex (9)

Rescue Helicopter above a frozen Red Tarn from Striding Edge

Rescue Helicopter above a frozen Red Tarn from Striding Edge

Photo: Tony Price (7)

Looking up Grisedale to St Sunday Crag & Fairfield (left), Grisedale Hause, Dollywaggon Pike, High Crag (Helvellyn) & Nethermost Pike from below Hole-in-the-Wall

Looking up Grisedale to St Sunday Crag & Fairfield (left), Grisedale Hause, Dollywaggon Pike, High Crag (Helvellyn) & Nethermost Pike from below Hole-in-the-Wall

Photo: Katherine Horrex (13)

Helvellyn Summit

Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (12)

Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Photo: David Booth (5)

Superb view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Superb view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Christian Sky (2)

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Roger Stone (1)

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from Striding Edge

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from Striding Edge

Photo: Andy Brown (1)

Eric and me on Helvellyn, 5 months after his hip replacement :)

Eric and me on Helvellyn, 5 months after his hip replacement :)

Photo: Amanda Hamlyn (1)

On Great Gable

On Great Gable

Photo: Andrew Fryer (1)

The Jubilee Walkers on top of Blackstone Edge above Littleborough

The Jubilee Walkers on top of Blackstone Edge above Littleborough

Photo: David Morecroft (13)

My mate Tony at Llyn Cau on the Minffordd Path with Cadair Idris in the background

My mate Tony at Llyn Cau on the Minffordd Path with Cadair Idris in the background

Photo: David LeHunte (3)

Striding Edge and Helvellyn above Red Tarn from the col between Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam

Striding Edge and Helvellyn above Red Tarn from the col between Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam

Photo: Brian Balfe (15)

On the summit of Helvellyn

On the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Dean Richardson (6)

Clough Head and The Dodds from Blencathra (or Saddleback).

Clough Head and The Dodds from Blencathra (or Saddleback).

Photo: Liz Halpin (6)

On Striding Edge in the Snow

On Striding Edge in the Snow

Photo: Tony Price (5)

Storms developing over Fairfield (left) and Dollywaggon Pike (right) from Brownend Plantation, Grisedale

Storms developing over Fairfield (left) and Dollywaggon Pike (right) from Brownend Plantation, Grisedale

Photo: Edward Felstead (17)

Striding Edge from the top of Swirral Edge on Helvellyn

Striding Edge from the top of Swirral Edge on Helvellyn

Photo: Gerry Ball (12)

Striding Edge and Red Tarn from Swirral Edge

Striding Edge and Red Tarn from Swirral Edge

Photo: Gerry Ball (16)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (37)

Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor summit

Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor summit

Photo: Alan Wainwright (12)

Starting the descent from Helvellyn via Swirral Edge

Starting the descent from Helvellyn via Swirral Edge

Photo: Mike Hall (3)

On Striding Edge in mist

On Striding Edge in mist

Photo: Ian Gaylard (8)

Ullswater from Birkhouse Moor

Ullswater from Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Tony Price (8)

Ullswater from near Lanty's Tarn

Ullswater from near Lanty's Tarn

Photo: Dean Richardson (18)

Grisedale Beck with Birkhouse Moor beyond

Grisedale Beck with Birkhouse Moor beyond

Photo: Alan Wainwright (4)

Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Red Tarn taken from Hole-in-the-Wall at the beginning of Striding Edge

Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Red Tarn taken from Hole-in-the-Wall at the beginning of Striding Edge

Photo: Stella Whittaker (13)

Helvellyn Summit Shelter

Helvellyn Summit Shelter

Photo: David Wright (268)

Approaching Swirral Edge in the Snow

Approaching Swirral Edge in the Snow

Photo: Mick Fox (11)

A very snowy Helvellyn in early March!

A very snowy Helvellyn in early March!

Photo: Peter Dodds (1)

Green Gable and Great Gable from Grey Knotts

Green Gable and Great Gable from Grey Knotts

Photo: William Ringwood (43)

Coniston Old Man from Swirl How on a snowy February day.

Coniston Old Man from Swirl How on a snowy February day.

Photo: Liz Halpin (5)

Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn and Swirral Edge (right) from above Hole-in-the-Wall

Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn and Swirral Edge (right) from above Hole-in-the-Wall

Photo: William Ringwood (65)

Green Gable left), Great Gable (centre) and Kirk Fell (right) with the Scafell Massif beyond (centre) from High Crag (Buttermere)

Green Gable left), Great Gable (centre) and Kirk Fell (right) with the Scafell Massif beyond (centre) from High Crag (Buttermere)

Photo: Rob Barklamb (7)

Brothers Water

Brothers Water

Photo: Andy Malcolm (174)

Place Fell, Grisedale and the lower slopes of St Sunday Crag (right) from below Hole-in-the-Wall

Place Fell, Grisedale and the lower slopes of St Sunday Crag (right) from below Hole-in-the-Wall

Photo: Edward Felstead (16)

At the summit of Helvellyn during a recent family get together

At the summit of Helvellyn during a recent family get together

Photo: John Turner (8)

David Morecroft at the summit of Helvellyn

David Morecroft at the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: David Morecroft (19)

Lesley, Millie and Monty on Robinson summit in May 2012

Lesley, Millie and Monty on Robinson summit in May 2012

Photo: Tony Lee (2)

Entering Swaledale near Keld

Entering Swaledale near Keld

Photo: Paul Holroyd (16)

Striding Edge (left) and Helvellyn from the approach to Hole-in-the-Wall

Striding Edge (left) and Helvellyn from the approach to Hole-in-the-Wall

Photo: Katherine Horrex (5)

Striding Edge and St Sunday Crag from Helvellyn

Striding Edge and St Sunday Crag from Helvellyn

Photo: Chris Oakley (4)

Catstye Cam and Ullswater from Helvellyn

Catstye Cam and Ullswater from Helvellyn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (524)

Christmas Day on top of Helvellyn

Christmas Day on top of Helvellyn

Photo: Arabella Bazley (1)

On Helvellyn

On Helvellyn

Photo: Chris Oakley (3)

Me with Stuart Nicholson and Ryan McDowell on Scafell Pike.

Me with Stuart Nicholson and Ryan McDowell on Scafell Pike.

Photo: Jonathan Ashforth (1)

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (2)

Low Water on the way up The Old Man of Coniston

Low Water on the way up The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Dave Roberts (9)

Swirral Edge (Helvellyn) and Catstye Cam

Swirral Edge (Helvellyn) and Catstye Cam

Photo: Iain Macdonald (3)

Striding Edge from Helvellyn in all its glory

Striding Edge from Helvellyn in all its glory

Photo: Roger Nunns (1)

Grisedale Tarn with St Sunday Crag (centre left) and Fairfield (right)

Grisedale Tarn with St Sunday Crag (centre left) and Fairfield (right)

Photo: Tony Higgs (22)

This is me scrambling to the summit of Helvellyn after surviving Striding Edge!

This is me scrambling to the summit of Helvellyn after surviving Striding Edge!

Photo: Paula Oldham (4)

Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

Photo: Alan Wainwright (9)

On Crib Goch

On Crib Goch

Photo: Dave Blanchard (2)

Derwent Water from a snowy Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Derwent Water from a snowy Blencathra or Saddleback (Hallsfell Top)

Photo: Andy Brown (2)

Looking up Swirral Edge

Looking up Swirral Edge

Photo: Gerry Ball (15)

Swirral Edge (Helvellyn)

Swirral Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (34)

Helvellyn summit

Helvellyn summit

Photo: Paul Coulter (10)

Kepple Cove and Glenridding Common from Lower Man (Helvellyn)

Kepple Cove and Glenridding Common from Lower Man (Helvellyn)

Photo: Kate Daniel (2)

Base Brown summit cairn

Base Brown summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (533)

Helvellyn from above Red Tarn (Helvellyn)

Helvellyn from above Red Tarn (Helvellyn)

Photo: Katherine Horrex (17)

John and Tony on top of Helvellyn

John and Tony on top of Helvellyn

Photo: John Gilllatt (1)

Helvellyn summit plateau

Helvellyn summit plateau

Photo: Craig Carter (8)

Catstye Cam (shoulder left) and Raise (Helvellyn) above Keppel Cove from Red Tarn Beck in the snow

Catstye Cam (shoulder left) and Raise (Helvellyn) above Keppel Cove from Red Tarn Beck in the snow

Photo: Mick Fox (13)

On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Iain Macdonald (1)

Sarah on top of Helvellyn

Sarah on top of Helvellyn

Photo: Sarah Harrison (3)

Mike, Tim and Shaun at the summit trig point on a very wet Helvellyn - I swear there were seals on the summit!

Mike, Tim and Shaun at the summit trig point on a very wet Helvellyn - I swear there were seals on the summit!

Photo: Mike Hall (2)

On Striding Edge in mist

On Striding Edge in mist

Photo: Ian Gaylard (7)

Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn and Catstye Cam from the summit of Birkhouse Moor

Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn and Catstye Cam from the summit of Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Katherine Horrex (3)

The Helvellyn and Fairfield Massif from Dale Head (Newlands)

The Helvellyn and Fairfield Massif from Dale Head (Newlands)

Photo: Rob Barklamb (34)

Striding Edge (left) and Helvellyn from near Hole-in-the-wall

Striding Edge (left) and Helvellyn from near Hole-in-the-wall

Photo: Richard Heeley (2)

On the summit of Helvellyn in the snow

On the summit of Helvellyn in the snow

Photo: Christine Shepherd (490)

The entrance to Victoria Cave

The entrance to Victoria Cave

Photo: Philip Hemsworth (6)

Thirlmere Reservoir from path from near Browncove Crags

Thirlmere Reservoir from path from near Browncove Crags

Photo: David Wright (270)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (38)

Me at the summit trig point on Helvellyn

Me at the summit trig point on Helvellyn

Photo: Peter Pearson (2)

Taking a breather before tackling Striding Edge

Taking a breather before tackling Striding Edge

Photo: Dean Richardson (12)

Striding Edge with Helvellyn beyond

Striding Edge with Helvellyn beyond

Photo: William Ringwood (66)

Helvellyn Summit flanked by Striding Edge (left) and Swirral Edge (right) from Hole-in-the-Wall in the snow

Helvellyn Summit flanked by Striding Edge (left) and Swirral Edge (right) from Hole-in-the-Wall in the snow

Photo: Mick Fox (15)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (36)

The cairn and plane crash memorial on the summit of Great Carrs

The cairn and plane crash memorial on the summit of Great Carrs

Photo: Christine Shepherd (525)

Dollywaggon Pike from Nethermost Pike

Dollywaggon Pike from Nethermost Pike

Photo: William Ringwood (68)

On a very wet Striding Edge

On a very wet Striding Edge

Photo: Mike Hall (1)

Glenridding Dodd (left), Glenridding and Ullswater from Birkhouse Moor

Glenridding Dodd (left), Glenridding and Ullswater from Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Mike Jennings (10)

Swirral Edge, Helvellyn

Swirral Edge, Helvellyn

Photo: Hugh Turner (4)

Boredale Hause and Angletarn Pikes across Ullswater from Glenridding

Boredale Hause and Angletarn Pikes across Ullswater from Glenridding

Photo: Andy Malcolm (173)

Darryl at the top of Helvellyn

Darryl at the top of Helvellyn

Photo: Nanci Moll (3)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Robyn English (1)

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (32)

Ullswater from Glenridding Dodd

Ullswater from Glenridding Dodd

Photo: Gerry Ball (13)

Striding Edge and Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from the summit of Helvellyn

Striding Edge and Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Peter Royle (6)

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (20)

Anthea and Graham on Helvellyn summit with Ullswater in the distance

Anthea and Graham on Helvellyn summit with Ullswater in the distance

Photo: Graham Stainsby (1)

Striding Edge from the top of Helvellyn

Striding Edge from the top of Helvellyn

Photo: Iain Macdonald (4)

Blea Tarn (Langdale)

Blea Tarn (Langdale)

Photo: Richard Heeley (5)

Derwent Water with Keswick and the Skiddaw Massif beyond from High Spy

Derwent Water with Keswick and the Skiddaw Massif beyond from High Spy

Photo: Dave Roberts (7)


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