Walk c432 Helvellyn from Thirlmere

The 'easiest' way up Lakeland's most climbed mountain


Route outline for walk c432:

The Swirls  -  Helvellyn Gill  -  Browncove Crags  -  Lower Man (Helvellyn)  -  Helvellyn  -  Lower Man (Helvellyn)  -  Browncove Crags  -  Helvellyn Gill  -  The Swirls




Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
1
English
Mountain
Wainwright
1
Wainwright
 English Nuttalls
2
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 can find more walks near this one on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

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1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL5 The English Lakes - North Eastern area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c432 Helvellyn from Thirlmere

In no particular order . . .

Walk c432 Helvellyn from Thirlmere - Lower Man (Helvellyn) summit cairn

Lower Man (Helvellyn) summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (891)

Walk c432 Helvellyn from Thirlmere - On the summit of Helvellyn

On the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Glenn Philpott (2)

Walk c432 Helvellyn from Thirlmere - 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)

Walk c432 Helvellyn from Thirlmere - Striding Edge from the lower slopes of Helvellyn

Striding Edge from the lower slopes of Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (31)

Walk c432 Helvellyn from Thirlmere - Helvellyn Summit Cairn

Helvellyn Summit Cairn

Photo: David Wright (269)

Walk c432 Helvellyn from Thirlmere - Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (1)

Walk c432 Helvellyn from Thirlmere - Thirlmere from Helvellyn

Thirlmere from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (21)

Walk c432 Helvellyn from Thirlmere - Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (9)

Walk c432 Helvellyn from Thirlmere - 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 c432 Helvellyn from Thirlmere - Looking down to Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Looking down to Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: William Ringwood (67)

Walk c432 Helvellyn from Thirlmere - 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 c432 Helvellyn from Thirlmere - The view from Helvellyn on a cold winters afternoon

The view from Helvellyn on a cold winters afternoon

Photo: Nigel Auty (1)

Walk c432 Helvellyn from Thirlmere - Swirral Edge from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (893)

Walk c432 Helvellyn from Thirlmere - Helvellyn summit trig piller

Helvellyn summit trig piller

Photo: Alan Wainwright (34)

Walk c432 Helvellyn from Thirlmere - Catstye Cam and Ullswater from Helvellyn

Catstye Cam and Ullswater from Helvellyn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (524)

Walk c432 Helvellyn from Thirlmere - Me at the summit trig point on Helvellyn

Me at the summit trig point on Helvellyn

Photo: Peter Pearson (2)

Walk c432 Helvellyn from Thirlmere - Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam, Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Ullswater from the summit of Helvellyn

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam, Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Ullswater from the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Katherine Horrex (14)

Walk c432 Helvellyn from Thirlmere - Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (20)

Walk c432 Helvellyn from Thirlmere - Myself, Emma Cooper & Rachel Hargreaves on the summit of Helvellyn after tackling Striding Edge

Myself, Emma Cooper & Rachel Hargreaves on the summit of Helvellyn after tackling Striding Edge

Photo: David Cooper (2)

Walk c432 Helvellyn from Thirlmere - On Helvellyn

On Helvellyn

Photo: Chris Oakley (3)


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