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

In no particular order . . .

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

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

Looking up Swirral Edge

Photo: Gerry Ball (15)

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 (32)

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 (4)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - Thirlmere from Lower Man (Helvellyn)

Thirlmere from Lower Man (Helvellyn)

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (11)

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

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

Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (41)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - A very snowy Helvellyn in early March!

A very snowy Helvellyn in early March!

Photo: Peter Dodds (1)

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

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 - Helvellyn summit trig piller

Helvellyn summit trig piller

Photo: Alan Wainwright (34)

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 - The Trig Point on the summit of Helvellyn

The Trig Point on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (532)

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

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Photo: Chris Oakley (2)

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

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - The aircraft memorial on Helvellyn

The aircraft memorial on Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (36)

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 - Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: William Ringwood (40)

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

Striding Edge from the Helvellyn summit ridge

Photo: William Ringwood (42)

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

The famous view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Ray Foster (9)


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