Walk c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale

Lakeland's most climbed mountain - not for the faint hearted


Route outline for walk c269:

Patterdale  -  Grisedale Bridge  -  Grisedale Beck  -  Brownends Plantation  -  Hole-in-the-Wall  -  Birkhouse Moor  -  Hole-in-the-Wall  -  Red Tarn (Helvellyn)  -  Bleaberry Crag  -  Low Spying How  -  High Spying How  -  Striding Edge  -  Helvellyn  -  Nethermost Pike  -  High Crag (Helvellyn)  -  Dollywaggon Pike  -  Grisedale Tarn  -  Deepdale Hause  -  St Sunday Crag  -  Birks  -  Patterdale.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
3
English
Mountains
Wainwright
6
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
7
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
2
Marilyns
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 Nethermost Pike at 891m (2924ft). Nethermost Pike is classified as an Wainwright (No. 9). Nethermost Pike is also known as an English Nuttall (14th highest in England, 34th highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Striding Edge at 863m (2832ft). Striding Edge is also known as an English Nuttall (23rd highest in England, 48th highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Dollywaggon Pike at 858m (2816ft). Dollywaggon Pike is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (20th highest in England, 43rd highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 18) and an English Nuttall (25th highest in England, 51st highest in England & Wales) ; St Sunday Crag at 841m (2760ft). St Sunday Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (26th England, 52nd highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 22), an English Nuttall (33rd highest in England, 61st 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) ; Birks at 622m (2041ft). Birks is classified as a Wainwright (No. 125) and an English Nuttall (228th highest in England, 396th 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 c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale

In no particular order . . .

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (35)

On a very wet Striding Edge

On a very wet Striding Edge

Photo: Mike Hall (1)

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: William Ringwood (40)

Helvellyn and Striding Edge from Nethermost Pike

Helvellyn and Striding Edge from Nethermost Pike

Photo: Alan Wainwright (39)

Swirral Edge and Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from Striding Edge

Swirral Edge and Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from Striding Edge

Photo: Katherine Horrex (7)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Dean Richardson (3)

St Sunday Crag from Patterdale

St Sunday Crag from Patterdale

Photo: Alan Wainwright (2)

The infamous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

The infamous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Andrew Fryer (2)

Grisedale Tarn

Grisedale Tarn

Photo: Tony Higgs (23)

Coniston Old Man from Swirl How on a snowy February day.

Coniston Old Man from Swirl How on a snowy February day.

Photo: Liz Halpin (5)


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