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Name:Helvellyn
Hill number:2515
Height:950m / 3117ft
Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Area:Lake District - Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
County (CoH):Westmorland (CoH)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington), Eden (Carlisle)
Watershed:Solway Firth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Furth, Hewitt,
Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett, Synge, Fellranger,
Historic County Top, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Trail 100
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,F,Hew,N,W,B,Sy,Fel,CoH,BL,Bg,T100,P60
0,P500)
Grid ref:NY 34246 15110
Summit feature:cairn near stone shelter
Drop:712m
Col:238m  NY327117  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL5S
Observations:trig point is slightly lower
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
Notes:
  • Westmorland historic county top

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Catstye Cam and Helvellyn from Green Side

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 2311 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
night time Edges with PupLittledave03/02/2018
winter conditionsLittledave01/02/2018
Parked at Thirlmere/Legburthwaite skirted the intake wall before branching off above Fornside farm up onto Calfhow Pike, out & back to Clough Head, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise, White Side, Helvellyn back down via Brown How.Stu Percival30/01/2018
Via Striding Edge with Sanjay in treacherous conditions. Rescued a crag fast and terrified walker.designrob27/01/2018
with Pepa via Swirral Edge, Winter conditionsLittledave25/01/2018
Helvellyn via Swirls path descending by White Side. Snowy and clear. With FJ.Mark Jackson28/12/2017
Glen Coynes (Car Park) - Bleabankside - Nick Head - The Chimney - Raise - Whiteside - Helvellyn Lower Bank - Helvellyn Trig then Summit - Return via Glanridding Common - Glenridding - path along edge of Ulswater (lit by a super moon).briandavies03/12/2017
Walked up from Glenridding to YHA, summit and then down to Patterdalelozinworcester19/11/2017
Ten Peaks recce. Parked at Legburthwaithe ran to Swirls car park, Helvellyn, Wythburn, The Bog, High Raise, Martcrag Moor, Rosset Pike, Bowfell via Hanging Knotts Crag, Esk Pike, Great End, Sca Fell Pike dropped down the Corridor Route to Styhead Tarn, Stockley Gill Bridge to the YHA at Borrowdale.Stu Percival19/11/2017
MVW from Glenridding, clear day.Frank15/11/2017
Parked at Patterdale and ran along to Glenridding up onto Glenridding Dodd, Sheffield Pike down to Nick Head then skirted Glencoyne Head up onto Hart Side skirted White Stones to the top of Sticks Pass then up onto Raise, White Side, Helvellyn trig point along Swirral Edge, Catstycam, out & back to Birkhouse Moor, Striding Edge, Nerthermost Pike, Dollywagon Pike, Seat Sandal, St Sunday Crag, Birks & Arnison Crag.Stu Percival03/10/2017
Glenridding, Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Dollywaggon Pike, return via Grisedale.squeegs29/09/2017
Up from Thirlmere. No views too much mistTigger424206/09/2017
Low cloud, visibility poorchrizzssie27/08/2017
From Patterdale - Striding Edge and Swirral Edge. Foggy, wet, drizzle, windy, lots of people, and slippy. Someone fell and died while we were there and we were following mountain rescue on the edge. We also passed the two mountain bikers who were later injured. A day saddened by tragic accident.NorthernWayfarer27/08/2017
From Swirls Car Park (NY 31698 16870) - Browncove Crags - Helvellyn - Helvellyn Lower Man - White Side - Raise - White Side - Brown Crag.david23020113/08/2017
With EricGusTButt01/08/2017
part of a summer walk in 2017 walking from youth hostel to youth hostelJoel45131/07/2017
With Spro & PepaLittledave26/07/2017
Climbed with Zoe & Lulu.neilblair35324/07/2017
Good walk.Simba24/07/2017
Patterdale Hotel, Birkwith Moor, Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, High Crag, Dollywaggon Pike, Grizedale Tarn and then back to start through Patterdale.ianwkitson18/07/2017
Helvellyn Ridge with Swirral and Striding Edgephilhews12/07/2017
From St Johns in the Vale Clough Head Great Dodd Watsons Dodd Stybarrow Dodd Raise Whiteside Helvellyn Lower Man Helvellyn Nethermost Pike Dollywagon Pike Seat SandalWifey201602/07/2017
Long ridge walk today starting in Dalebottom climbed Clough Head, Gread Dodd, Watsons Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd.Raise, White Side, Helvellyn. Netermost Pike, Dollywagon then finally up Seat Sandal for a 10 Wainwright Bag great walkTobo196902/07/2017
From Patterdale via Striding Edge. Set off around 8:45am. Conditions were wet (fine mist with the odd shower), cloudy, and windy. Reached summit about 11:40amNorthernWayfarer22/06/2017
Up from Browncove on a wide stoney path.bevandy11415/06/2017
Sunny morning ascent with Sam & Dad from the church (Wythburn). Windy up top. Descended towards Thirlspot down stone 'steps'.tsar.nathan03/06/2017
Exhilarating scramble over striding edge to reach the top of Helvellyn. Perfect conditions in the sun with a slight breeze but not too windy to be of concern! One of my favourites with the rock climbing element, descending via swirral edge.AmyYoung24/05/2017
With Jim Catchpole, who is bagging the Historic County Tops. Up from Dunmail and down to Swirls. Sunny with great visibility, but too windy to hang around long at the top. First time up here since move to Cumbria a couple of years ago.Hillsidenick08/05/2017
Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Catstye Cam, Sheffield Pike, Heron Pike, Glenridding Doddkeithouk07/05/2017
Walk from Glenridding up Glenridding Dodd, Sheffield Pike and Hartside. Such a nice day we went on to include Raise, Whiteside, Lower Man, Helvellyn and Catstye Cam before returning to the carPhilip A02/05/2017
Oh we're hereCyclistno122/04/2017
Parked in Glenridding, Sheffield Pike, Green Side, Hart Side, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise, White Side, Lower Man, Helvellyn, Swiral Edge, Catsye Cam. Original plan was to walk Sheffield Pike to Hart Side, but the weather and going was good, so decided on an impromptu trip to Helvellyn, with good views apart from Catstye Cam.Fell_wanderer19/04/2017
Up from Browncove Crags with Damian, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave17/04/2017
Walk with Mark from Glenridding onto Birkhouse Moor, Helvellyn via Striding Edge, Nethermost Pike, Dollywagon and Seat Sandal returning via the tarn down Grisedale BeckPhilip A13/04/2017
As part of the Great Grisedale Horseshoe from Stuart Marshalls book.hillexplorer27/03/2017
13 miles / 7 Fells in glorious winter sunshine and snow - with Karen. Patterdale - ARNISON CRAG - BIRKS - ST SUNDAY CRAG - Grisedale Tarn - SEAT SANDAL - DOLLYWAGON PIKE - NETHERMOST PIKE - HELVELLYN - Swirral Edge - Patterdale.richoakes25/03/2017
Helvellyn, Helvellyn Lower Man, White Side, Raise, Stybarrow Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Great Dodd, Randerside, High Brow, Low Howkeithouk19/02/2017
With Richard & Andy, crampons not needed on ascent from Swirls CP.JohnStoneham06/02/2017
Magic run with Jo.tom smith25/01/2017
Sunny day, blue sky but very windy. Up Catstye Cam then Swirral Edge up to Helvellyn.GaryG25/01/2017
Best views ever! stunning! best time up there. had soup and bread at the top as cloud inversion crept closer and closer before heading to Nethermost pike.Scotty 2 Hotty21/01/2017
Up via Lower Man - down via BrownCove Crags. Wind gusting up to 55mph snow underfootArdensBold01/01/2017
From the Swirl Car park up Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, High Crag, Dollywagon Pike and then back over Helvellyn again and down via Lower Man, White Side and Brown Crag. With A,C&M, good views but biting wind on tops.PeterD27/12/2016
Parked on A591 near Grassmere, Tongue Gill, Seat Sandal, Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn, Grisedale Tarn, Tongue Gill. Sunny with clear views, a fair ammount of snow on the ground.Fell_wanderer28/11/2016
White Side-Raise-White Side-Lower Man-Helvellyn from Thirlmere. Glorious winter conditions.jonesthesteam24/11/2016
Spro & Pepa, winter conditionsLittledave18/11/2016
Skived work, start of accent from Swirl How car park across the road from Thirlmere..up through the shoulder and Blackcove crag...Blizzard at the top on our own with Bec, -12 3ft of snow at the wind shelter..Scotty 2 Hotty17/11/2016
Second visit to Helvellyn summit as part of a Striding Edge circuit with Smoky and Leo. Glenridding, Birkhouse Moor, Striding Edge, Helvellyn. Returned via Swirral Edge then Hole-in-the-Wall. Dry mild day but edges and summit in cloud. Saw my first Brocken Spectre.Skip29/10/2016