Parking Information for - Car Park, Swirls, Thirlmere

Parking Details and Map
Nearest Post Code: CA12 4TW
Grid Reference: NY 316 416
Notes: The car park at Swirls is a very popular car park all year around and is owned by United Utilities. There is a toilet block on the car park with easy access onto Helvellyn via Browncove Crags. On the opposite side of the A591 a smaller car park can be found overlooking Thirlmere Reservoir. Parking charges apply at both car parks, however a short distance north (upper arrow) a lay-by can be found where it is free to park.


 

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Walks starting from this parking place

Helvellyn to Dollywagon Pike from Swirls

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9th December 2017
ASCENT: 3,080 Feet - 940 Metres
MILES: 6.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Helvellyn - Nethermost Pike - Dollywagon Pike
ROUTE: Swirls - Browncove Crags - Helvellyn Lower Man - Helvellyn - Nethermost Pike - High Crag - Dollywagon Pike - Grisedale Tarn - Grisedale Hause - Raise Beck - Top of Dunmail Raise
 

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
 

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
 

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:  
 

 

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