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




Peak Bagging Statistics for 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:

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 c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding

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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 - Striding Edge from Helvellyn in all its glory

Striding Edge from Helvellyn in all its glory

Photo: Roger Nunns (1)

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 - 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)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - Striding Edge and Red Tarn from Swirral Edge

Striding Edge and Red Tarn from Swirral Edge

Photo: Gerry Ball (16)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - Myself, Emma Cooper & Rachel Hargreaves descending Helvellyn via Swirral Edge

Myself, Emma Cooper & Rachel Hargreaves descending Helvellyn via Swirral Edge

Photo: David Cooper (4)

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

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - Stybarrow Dodd from Sticks Pass

Stybarrow Dodd from Sticks Pass

Photo: Roy Smith (6)

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

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

Swirral Edge, Helvellyn

Photo: Hugh Turner (4)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - Glenridding Dodd (left), Glenridding and Ullswater from Birkhouse Moor

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

Photo: Mike Jennings (10)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - Temperature Inversion seen from the summit of Helvellyn

Temperature Inversion seen from the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Paul Johnson (20)

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

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 - On Helvellyn

On Helvellyn

Photo: Chris Oakley (3)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Roger Stone (1)

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

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - The Runaway Ramblers on Helvellyn

The Runaway Ramblers on Helvellyn

Photo: David Morecroft (12)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - Ullswater from Birkhouse Moor

Ullswater from Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Tony Price (8)

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


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