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




Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
4
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) 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 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 (2831ft). Striding Edge is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (19th highest in England, 42nd highest in England & Wales) Striding Edge is also known as an English Nuttall (23rd highest in England, 49th highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag:


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Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale

In no particular order . . .

Walk c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale - On Helvellyn

On Helvellyn

Photo: Chris Oakley (3)

Walk c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale - Helvellyn

Helvellyn

Photo: Derek Cambers (1)

Walk c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale - On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Dean Richardson (3)

Walk c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale - A frozen Grisedale Tarn from the lower slopes of Dollywaggon Pike in the snow

A frozen Grisedale Tarn from the lower slopes of Dollywaggon Pike in the snow

Photo: Peter Dryden (23)

Walk c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale - The aircraft memorial on Helvellyn

The aircraft memorial on Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (36)

Walk c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale - 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 c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale - Looking back along Striding Edge

Looking back along Striding Edge

Photo: Katherine Horrex (10)

Walk c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale - Catstye Cam from Hole-in-the-wall

Catstye Cam from Hole-in-the-wall

Photo: Ian Gaylard (6)

Walk c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale - Hartsop above How, Hart Crag and Fairfield from Deepdale Hause

Hartsop above How, Hart Crag and Fairfield from Deepdale Hause

Photo: Alan Wainwright (52)

Walk c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale - The famous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

The famous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Paul Hopper (1)

Walk c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale - Me on Helvellyn Summit

Me on Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Jonathan Ashforth (2)

Walk c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale - John and Tony on top of Helvellyn

John and Tony on top of Helvellyn

Photo: John Gilllatt (1)

Walk c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale - Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (1)

Walk c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale - Striding Edge with Helvellyn beyond

Striding Edge with Helvellyn beyond

Photo: William Ringwood (66)

Walk c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale - Sarah on top of Helvellyn

Sarah on top of Helvellyn

Photo: Sarah Harrison (3)

Walk c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale - 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 c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale - Ullswater and Patterdale from Birks

Ullswater and Patterdale from Birks

Photo: Alan Wainwright (56)

Walk c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale - Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn and Swirral Edge (right) from above Hole-in-the-Wall

Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn and Swirral Edge (right) from above Hole-in-the-Wall

Photo: William Ringwood (65)

Walk c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale - At the summit of Helvellyn during a recent family get together

At the summit of Helvellyn during a recent family get together

Photo: John Turner (8)

Walk c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale - Superb view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Superb view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Christian Sky (2)


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