Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding

Lakeland's most popular via the easier Swirral Edge


Route outline for walk c224:

Glenridding  -  Birkhouse Moor  -  Hole-in-the-Wall  -  Red Tarn (Helvellyn)  -  Catstye Cam  -  Swirral Edge  -  Helvellyn  -  Lower Man (Helvellyn)  -  White Side  -  Raise (Helvellyn)  -  Sticks Pass  -  Lucy's Tongue  -  Glenridding Beck  -  Glenridding




Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
4
English
Mountains
Wainwright
5
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 Catstye Cam at 890m (2921ft). Catstye Cam is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (12th highest in England, 30th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 10). Catstye Cam is also known as an English Nuttall (15th highest in England, 35th highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag:


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Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding

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Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - 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)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - Sheffield Pike from the lower slopes of Birkhouse Moor

Sheffield Pike from the lower slopes of Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Richard Nicholls (42)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - Helvellyn Summit

Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (40)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - The infamous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

The infamous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Andrew Fryer (2)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - Swirral Edge (Helvellyn) and Catstye Cam

Swirral Edge (Helvellyn) and Catstye Cam

Photo: Iain Macdonald (3)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - On the summit of Helvellyn

On the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Glenn Philpott (2)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - Superb view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Superb view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Christian Sky (2)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - On the summit of Helvellyn in the snow

On the summit of Helvellyn in the snow

Photo: Christine Shepherd (490)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - 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)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - White Side from Helvellyn Lower Man

White Side from Helvellyn Lower Man

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (10)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - Helvellyn summit

Helvellyn summit

Photo: William Ringwood (39)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - Helvellyn Summit

Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (12)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - 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)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - 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)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - Helvellyn

Helvellyn

Photo: Derek Cambers (1)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (3)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - Me at the summit trig point on Helvellyn

Me at the summit trig point on Helvellyn

Photo: Peter Pearson (2)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - Red Tarn (Helvellyn) frozen solid

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) frozen solid

Photo: Terry Maddocks (4)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - Thirlmere from Helvellyn

Thirlmere from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (21)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - On Catstye Cam with Ullswater in the distance

On Catstye Cam with Ullswater in the distance

Photo: Jim Stamp (1)


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