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

In no particular order . . .

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

Thirlmere from Raise (Helvellyn)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (28)

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

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

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

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

Raise (Helvellyn) summit cairn

Photo: Paul Coulter (13)

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

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Photo: Craig Carter (10)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - Glenridding Dodd (left), Ullswater and Place Fell from near Hole-in-the-Wall on the lower slopes of Helvellyn

Glenridding Dodd (left), Ullswater and Place Fell from near Hole-in-the-Wall on the lower slopes of Helvellyn

Photo: David Cooper (5)

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

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 - Raise (Helvellyn) from White Side

Raise (Helvellyn) from White Side

Photo: Roy Smith (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 - Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (20)

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

Ullswater and Glenridding from the lower slopes of Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Richard Nicholls (31)

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 - Helvellyn summit plateau

Helvellyn summit plateau

Photo: Craig Carter (8)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - Approaching Swirral Edge in the Snow

Approaching Swirral Edge in the Snow

Photo: Mick Fox (11)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - The view from Helvellyn on a cold winters afternoon

The view from Helvellyn on a cold winters afternoon

Photo: Nigel Auty (1)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn and Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor

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

Photo: Katherine Horrex (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 (2)

Walk c224 Helvellyn via Swirral Edge and Raise from Glenridding - Keppel Cove and Catstye Cam from White Side

Keppel Cove and Catstye Cam from White Side

Photo: Roy Smith (5)


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