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.




Peak Bagging Statistics for 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). 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 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).

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 c432 Helvellyn from Thirlmere

In no particular order . . .

Swirral Edge from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: William Ringwood (41)

Superb view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Superb view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Christian Sky (2)

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (1)

Thirlmere from Browncove Crags

Thirlmere from Browncove Crags

Photo: Roy Smith (1)

Helvellyn summit

Helvellyn summit

Photo: Paul Coulter (10)

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)

Darryl at the top of Helvellyn

Darryl at the top of Helvellyn

Photo: Nanci Moll (3)

Striding Edge from the Helvellyn summit ridge

Striding Edge from the Helvellyn summit ridge

Photo: William Ringwood (42)

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)

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (3)

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (4)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Photo: David Booth (5)

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)

Helvellyn Summit Cairn

Helvellyn Summit Cairn

Photo: David Wright (269)

The Runaway Ramblers on Helvellyn

The Runaway Ramblers on Helvellyn

Photo: David Morecroft (12)

Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (33)

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)

Christmas Day on top of Helvellyn

Christmas Day on top of Helvellyn

Photo: Arabella Bazley (1)

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (9)

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)

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Roger Stone (1)

Striding Edge from the lower slopes of Helvellyn

Striding Edge from the lower slopes of Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (31)

Thirlmere Reservoir from path from near Browncove Crags

Thirlmere Reservoir from path from near Browncove Crags

Photo: David Wright (270)

Helvellyn summit

Helvellyn summit

Photo: William Ringwood (39)

Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Photo: Gerry Ball (14)

On the summit of Helvellyn in the snow

On the summit of Helvellyn in the snow

Photo: Christine Shepherd (490)

Thirlmere from Helvellyn

Thirlmere from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (21)

Sarah on top of Helvellyn

Sarah on top of Helvellyn

Photo: Sarah Harrison (3)

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (20)

Me (in orange jacket) and my mate Neil on our way to the top of Helvellyn on a drizzly and bitterly cold day.

Me (in orange jacket) and my mate Neil on our way to the top of Helvellyn on a drizzly and bitterly cold day.

Photo: David LeHunte (2)

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Helvellyn

Photo: Chris Oakley (2)

Runaway Ramblers from Bury on top of Steel Fell (Dead Pike) in early May

Runaway Ramblers from Bury on top of Steel Fell (Dead Pike) in early May

Photo: David Morecroft (19)

Kepple Cove and Glenridding Common from Lower Man (Helvellyn)

Kepple Cove and Glenridding Common from Lower Man (Helvellyn)

Photo: Kate Daniel (2)

Thirlmere from Browncove Crags (Helvellyn)

Thirlmere from Browncove Crags (Helvellyn)

Photo: Paul Coulter (8)

Catstye Cam and Ullswater from Helvellyn

Catstye Cam and Ullswater from Helvellyn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (524)

Looking down to Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Looking down to Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: William Ringwood (67)

Anthea and Graham on Helvellyn summit with Ullswater in the distance

Anthea and Graham on Helvellyn summit with Ullswater in the distance

Photo: Graham Stainsby (1)

Me at the summit trig point on Helvellyn

Me at the summit trig point on Helvellyn

Photo: Peter Pearson (2)

The aircraft memorial on Helvellyn

The aircraft memorial on Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (37)

Striding Edge and Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from the summit of Helvellyn

Striding Edge and Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Peter Royle (6)

Helvellyn Summit Shelter

Helvellyn Summit Shelter

Photo: David Wright (268)

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (2)

Mike, Tim and Shaun at the summit trig point on a very wet Helvellyn - I swear there were seals on the summit!

Mike, Tim and Shaun at the summit trig point on a very wet Helvellyn - I swear there were seals on the summit!

Photo: Mike Hall (2)

Striding Edge and Red Tarn from Helvellyn Summit

Striding Edge and Red Tarn from Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (39)

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: William Ringwood (40)

The famous view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

The famous view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Ray Foster (9)

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam and Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (35)

John and Tony on top of Helvellyn

John and Tony on top of Helvellyn

Photo: John Gilllatt (1)

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Roy Smith (2)

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)

Walkers on Swirral Edge from the summit of Helvellyn

Walkers on Swirral Edge from the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Craig Carter (7)

Bassenthwaite with Skiddaw beyond from Helvellyn

Bassenthwaite with Skiddaw beyond from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (19)

Helvellyn summit shelter

Helvellyn summit shelter

Photo: Craig Carter (9)

Thirlmere from Lower Man (Helvellyn)

Thirlmere from Lower Man (Helvellyn)

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (11)

Temperature Inversion seen from the summit of Helvellyn

Temperature Inversion seen from the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Paul Johnson (20)

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Photo: Craig Carter (10)

Thirlmere from Browncove Crags

Thirlmere from Browncove Crags

Photo: William Ringwood (38)

White Side from Helvellyn Lower Man

White Side from Helvellyn Lower Man

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (10)

Above Browncove Crags (Helvellyn)

Above Browncove Crags (Helvellyn)

Photo: Paul Coulter (9)

Helvellyn summit plateau

Helvellyn summit plateau

Photo: Craig Carter (8)

Starting the descent from Helvellyn via Swirral Edge

Starting the descent from Helvellyn via Swirral Edge

Photo: Mike Hall (3)

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)

Helvellyn summit trig piller

Helvellyn summit trig piller

Photo: Alan Wainwright (34)

On Helvellyn

On Helvellyn

Photo: Gillian Lauder (2)

Clouds rolling in over Fairfield (left), Dollywaggon Pike and Nethermost Pike from Helvellyn

Clouds rolling in over Fairfield (left), Dollywaggon Pike and Nethermost Pike from Helvellyn

Photo: Craig Carter (11)

The Trig Point on the summit of Helvellyn

The Trig Point on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (532)

On Helvellyn

On Helvellyn

Photo: Dave Blanchard (1)

Me on Helvellyn Summit

Me on Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Jonathan Ashforth (2)

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)

Striding Edge from the top of Swirral Edge on Helvellyn

Striding Edge from the top of Swirral Edge on Helvellyn

Photo: Gerry Ball (12)

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (32)

Striding Edge and St Sunday Crag from Helvellyn

Striding Edge and St Sunday Crag from Helvellyn

Photo: Chris Oakley (4)

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)

The infamous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

The infamous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Andrew Fryer (2)

A very snowy Helvellyn in early March!

A very snowy Helvellyn in early March!

Photo: Peter Dodds (1)

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (17)

Striding Edge from Helvellyn in all its glory

Striding Edge from Helvellyn in all its glory

Photo: Roger Nunns (1)

With work colleagues on the summit of Helvellyn on a sponsored walk

With work colleagues on the summit of Helvellyn on a sponsored walk

Photo: Kate Daniel (1)

Birkhouse Moor with Ullswater beyond from Helvellyn

Birkhouse Moor with Ullswater beyond from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (18)

Helvellyn Summit

Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (12)

On Helvellyn

On Helvellyn

Photo: Chris Oakley (3)

The view from Helvellyn on a cold winters afternoon

The view from Helvellyn on a cold winters afternoon

Photo: Nigel Auty (1)

Helvellyn Summit

Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (41)

Helvellyn Summit

Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (40)

The famous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

The famous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Paul Hopper (1)

Helvellyn

Helvellyn

Photo: Derek Cambers (1)

Nethermost Pike and Dollwaggon Pike from Helvellyn

Nethermost Pike and Dollwaggon Pike from Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (38)

The aircraft memorial on Helvellyn

The aircraft memorial on Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (36)


. . . see just 10 walk photos from Walk c432 Helvellyn from Thirlmere


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