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)  -   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
3
English
Mountains
Wainwright
4
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
5
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). Helvellyn is also classified as an English Marilyn (2nd highest in England, 164th 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 an English Mountain (Hewitt) (14th highest in England, 34th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 12). Raise (Helvellyn) is also known as an 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 an English Mountain (Hewitt) (18th highest in England, 40th highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 16) and an English Nuttall (22nd highest in England, 47th highest in England & Wales) ; Birkhouse Moor at 718m (2356ft). Birkhouse Moor is classified as a Wainwright (No. 79) and an English Nuttall (110th highest in England, 188th highest in England & Wales).

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

In no particular order . . .

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)

Striding Edge and Red Tarn from Swirral Edge

Striding Edge and Red Tarn from Swirral Edge

Photo: Gerry Ball (16)

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)

Helvellyn Summit Shelter

Helvellyn Summit Shelter

Photo: David Wright (268)

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Photo: Iain Macdonald (2)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Sticks Gill from Sticks Pass

Sticks Gill from Sticks Pass

Photo: Paul Coulter (15)


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