Helvellyn

Overview
Height: 3,118 Feet - 950 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 341 151
Area: Eastern
Ordnance Survey: OL5
Wainwright Guidebook: One

Early writers regarded Striding Edge as a place of terror: contemporary writers, following a modern fashion, are inclined to dismiss it as of little account. In Fact, Striding Edge is the finest ridge there is Lakeland, for walkers – its traverse is always an exhilarating adventure in fair weather or foul, and it can be made easy or difficult according to choice. The danger of accident is present only when a high wind is blowing or when the rocks are iced: in a mist on a calm day, the edge is really fascinating day.


 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

 

Helvellyn, Striding Edge and Catstye Cam.

Helvellyn from Red Tarn.

Striding Edge.


Helvellyn from Striding Edge.

The Dixon Memorial, Striding Edge.

Looking down on Striding Edge, Red Tarn and Birkhouse Moor.

The Charles Gough Memorial found at the top of Striding Edge.

Helvellyn summit cross shelter with Nethermost Pike beyond.

Helvellyn summit plateau.

 

There are 18 walks to choose from including Helvellyn

The tale of Charles Gough and his faithful dog Foxie

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8th July 2017
ASCENT: 2,950 Feet 899 Metres
MILES: 8.5
WAINWRIGHTS: Helvellyn
ROUTE: Patterdale - Grisedale Lane - Grisedale Brow - Hole-in-the-Wall - Striding Edge - Helvellyn - Swirral Edge - Red Tarn - Hole-in-the-Wall - Patterdale
 

Helvellyn to Stone Arthur

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3rd December 2016
ASCENT: 3,913 Feet - 1,192 Meters
MILES: 8.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Helvellyn - Nethermost Pike - Dollywagon Pike - Fairfield - Great Rigg - Stone Arthur
ROUTE: Swirls - Browncove Crags - Helvellyn - Nethermost Pike - High Crag - Dollywagon Pike - Grisedale Tarn - Grisedale Hause - Fairfield - Great Rigg - Stone Arthur- Greenhead Gill - Michael's Nook - A591
 

Helvellyn twice

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10th November 2016
ASCENT: 4,878 Feet - 1,487 Meters
MILES: 4.6
WAINWRIGHTS: Helvellyn
ROUTE: A591 - Swirls - Helvellyn Gill - Browncove Crags - Helvellyn - Browncove Crags - Helvellyn Gill - Swirls - A591
 

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 25 A Grisedale Horseshoe

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30th July 2016
ASCENT: 4,879 Feet - 1,488 Meters
MILES: 13.1
WAINWRIGHTS: 9, Birkhouse Moor - Catstye Cam - Helvellyn - Nethermost Pike - Dollywagon Pike - Seat Sandal - St Sunday Crag - Birks - Arnison Crag
ROUTE: Glenridding – Mires Beck - Birkhouse Moor – Red Tarn - Catstye Cam - Swirral Edge – Helvellyn - Nethermost Pike - High Crag - Dollywagon Pike - Seat Sandal - Grisedale Hause - Deepdale Hause - St Sunday Crag - Birks - Trough Head - Arnison Crag - Grisedale Bridge – Glenridding
 

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 18 -Helvellyn Days

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27th June 2015
ASCENT: 6,468 Feet 1,972 Metres
MILES: 16.2
SUMMITS OVER 2,000 Ft: 15, Birkhouse Moor (NY 365 163) - Birkhouse Moor (NY 363 159) - Birkhouse Moor (NY 361 158) Birkhouse Moor (NY 360 157) - Helvellyn - Catstye Cam - Helvellyn Lower Man - White Side - Raise - Nethermost Pike - High Crag - Dollywagon Pike - Seat Sandal - St Sunday Crag - Gavel Pike
ROUTE: Patterdale - Glenridding - Birkhouse Moor North East Ridge - Hole-in-the-Wall - Striding Edge - Helvellyn - Swirral Edge - Catstye Cam - Swirral Edge - Helvellyn Lower Man - White Side - Raise - White Side - Helvellyn Lower Man - Helvellyn - Nethermost Pike - High Crag - Dollywagon Pike - Seat Sandal - Grisedale Tarn - Deepdale Hause - St Sunday Crag - Gavel Pike - Thornhow End - Grisedale Lane - Patterdale
 

Catstye Cam north west ridge, Swirral Edge and Hard Tarn

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30th May 2015
ASCENT: 4,500 Feet - 1,373 Metres
MILES: 12.6
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Catstye Cam - Helvellyn - Nethermost Pike - Dollywagon Pike
ROUTE: Glenridding - Greenside Road - Glenridding Beck - Brown Cove- Brown Cove Tarn - Catstye Cam north west ridge - Catstye Cam - Red Tarn - Swirral Edge - Helvellyn - Nethermost Pike - Dollywagon Pike - The Tongue - Ruthwaite Cove - Hard Tarn - Nethermost Cove - Nethermost Beck - Grisedale - Lanty's Tarn - Glenridding
 

Helvellyn from Swirls

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19th December 2014
ASCENT: 3,800 Feet 1,159 Meters
MILES: 7.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Helvellyn – Nethermost Pike
ROUTE: Swirls – Brown Cove Crags – Helvellyn Lower Man – Helvellyn – Nethermost Pike – High Crag – Birk Side – Comb Crags – Wythburn – Forest Path – Swirls
 

A Grisedale Horseshoe via Striding Edge


13th September 2013
ASCENT: 4,934 Feet – 1,540 Meters
MILES: 11.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 8, Helvellyn – Nethermost Pike – Dollywagon Pike  – Seat Sandal – Fairfield – St Sunday Crag – Birks – Arnison Crag
ROUTE: Patterdale – Grisedale – Striding Edge – Helvellyn – Nethermost Pike – High Crag – Dollywagon Pike – Grisedale Tarn – Seat Sandal – Grisedale Hause – Fairfield – Cofa Pike – Deepdale Hause – St Sunday Crag – Birks – Trough Head – Arnison Crag – Oxford Crag – Patterdale
 

Hevellyn from Stanah


11th January 2014
ASCENT: 3,232 Feet 986 Meters
MILES: 10
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Raise – White Side – Helvellyn – Nethermost Pike
ROUTE: Stanah – Sticks Pass – Raise – White Side – Helvellyn Lower Man – Helvellyn – Nethermost Pike – Birk Side – Forestry Path Above Thirlmere – Swirls – Fisher Place Gill -Stanah
 

Nethermost Pike to Clough Head

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5th October 2013
ASCENT: 4,400 Feet, 1,244 Meters
MILES: 13.4
WAINWRIGHTS: 8 Nethermost Pike – Helvellyn – White Side – Raise – Stybarrow Dodd – Watson’s Dodd – Great Dodd – Clough Head
ROUTE: Wythburn – Comb Crags – Birk Side – Nethermost Pike -  Helvellyn – Helvellyn Lower Man – White Side – Raise – Sticks Pass – Stybarrow Dodd – Watson’s Dodd – Great Dodd – Calfhow Pike – Clough Head – Mariel Bridge – Old Coach Road – Wanthwaite
 

Catstye Cam via the North West Ridge

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4th May 2013
ASCENT: 3,678 Feet, 1,121 Metres
MILES: 9.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Catstye Cam – Helvellyn – White Side – Raise – Sheffield Pike – Glenridding Dodd
ROUTE: Stybarrow Crag – Lake Path – Greenside Road – Greenside Mine – Glenridding Beck – Keppel Cove Dam – Catstye Cam North West Ridge – Catstye Cam – Swirral Edge – Helvellyn – Helvellyn Lower Man – White Side – Raise – Sticks Pass – Green Side – Nick Head – Sheffield Pike – Heron Pike – South East Ridge – Glenridding Dodd – Stybarrow Crag
 

Helvellyn to Dollywagon Pike from Swirls

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29th March 2013
ASCENT: 3,300 Feet, 1,006 Metres
MILES: 8.6
WAINWRIGHTS: 3,  Helvellyn – Nethermost Pike – Dollywagon Pike
ROUTE: Swirls – Brown Cove Crags – Helvellyn Lower Man  -Helvellyn – Nethermost Pike – High Crag – Dollywagon Pike – Grisedale Tarn – Raise Beck – Dunmail Raise – Wythburn – Forest Path – Swirls
 

Helvellyn & the Nethermost Pike East Ridge

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7th October 2012
ASCENT: 3,149 Feet, 960 Metres
MILES: 9
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Helvellyn & Nethermost Pike
ROUTE: Patterdale – Hole-in-the-Wall – Striding Edge – Helvellyn – Nethermost Pike – Nethermost Pike East Ridge – Hard Tarn – Eagle Crag – Nethermost Beck – Grisedale Valley – Patterdale
 

The Grisedale Horseshoe

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10th March 2012
ASCENT: 4,590 Feet, 1,400 Metres
MILES: 11.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Dollywagon Pike, Saint Sunday Crag & Birks
ROUTE: Patterdale – Grisedale Bridge – Brownend Plantation – Hole-in-the-wall – Birkhouse Moor – Red Tarn (Helvellyn) – Swirral Edge – Helvellyn – Nethermost Pike – High Crag – Dollywagon Pike – Grisedale Tarn – Deepdale Hause – Saint Sunday Crag – Birks – Patterdale
 

The Eastern Fells & Edge’s

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1st July 2011
ASCENT: 4,416 Feet 1,346 Meters
MILES: 11
WAINWRIGHTS: 8, Birkhouse Moor, Helvellyn, White Side, Raise, Stybarrow Dodd, Hart Side, Sheffield Pike & Glenridding Dodd
ROUTE:  
 

Dollywagon Pike via the Helvellyn Ridge

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9th January 2011
ASCENT: 2,940 Feet, 896 Meters
MILES: 9.4
WAINWRIGHTS: 3 Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike & Dollywagon Pike
ROUTE:  
 

Making It Up On The Eastern Fells

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9th May 2010
ASCENT: 3,118Ft 950 Mtrs
MILES: 11.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 7, Catstye Cam, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn(Lower Man), Whiteside, Raise, Stybarrow Dodd
ROUTE:  
 

Helvellyn Via Striding Edge

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14th June 2008
ASCENT: 950 Mtrs  3118 Ft
MILES: xxx
WAINWRIGHTS: 2  Birkhouse Moor,Helvellyn
ROUTE: xxxx
 


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