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Name:Helvellyn
Hill number:2515
Height:949.8m / 3116ft
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright 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:713.4m
Col:236.4m  NY 3270 1172  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL5S
Observations:trig point is slightly lower
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Notes:
  • Westmorland historic county top

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With MVW from Dunmail Raise via Willy Wife Moor on way to Helvellyn return down Comb Crags path to start. Cold and cloudy. Summit to ourselves.Frank04/12/2018
striding and swirral edge horseshoesimonshrewsbury25/11/2018
Start at Thirlspot. Ascent via Brown How,Browncove Crags, Helvellyn, Helvellyn Lower Man, White Side, Raise, descent via Sticks Pass.lindslow02/11/2018
Strong winds / very coldFJH28/10/2018
Back Packing TripCora Thorny06/10/2018
From Glenridding ascend Birkhouse Moor via Mires Beck and Little Cove. On to Bleaberry Crag and Striding Edge to Helvellyn. On to Nethermost Pike and Dollywaggon Pike. Return to Helvellyn. Across Swirral Edge to Catsye Cam. Descend to Red Tarn Beck to Glenridding Beck. Up Swart Beck to Mine via Stang End and ascend Sheffield Pike. Descend to Glenridding Dodd and return to Glenridding via the Rake.raymooremanx29/09/2018
Birkhouse Moor, Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Helvellyn Lower Man, Catstye Cam. Parking in GlenriddingDan Baddeley24/09/2018
With Rianne. From Thirlmere car park. good views until the top when cloud set in.gettingonabit15/09/2018
2nd mountain day out after Yen's Collarbone accident. With Robin Chan.Mountainhikes05/09/2018
glimpses of view through the fog at 11amTeasyChris04/09/2018
With Geraldine Keenan and Tianan West. From Wythburn Church carpark to Kings Head pub. Return by bus.Pete West28/08/2018
With 15 and 12 year old sons in worsening wind and rain. YHA Helvellyn - Red Tarn - Striding Edge - Helvellyn - Helvellyn Lower Man - White Side - Keppel Cove - YHA.clyoung14/08/2018
A big day out. Birkhouse Moor, Striding Edge, Nethermost Pike, Dollywaggon Pike, Helvellyn, Catstye Cam, Helvellyn Lower Man, White Side, Raise, Sheffield Pike. Stayed dry and clear with good views, but progressively more windy. 6h45m up and down from Glenridding.huwthomas31/07/2018
Dollywaggon Pike, High Crag, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn, Helvellyn Lower Man, White Side, Raise, Stybarrow Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Castle Rockkeithouk22/07/2018
Circular walk up Helvellyn from GlenriddingWierdostomps20/07/2018
With Liz, Shona, Steed and Marcus. Glenridding -Birkhouse Moor - Striding Edge - Helvellyn - Swirral Edge - Catsycam - GlenriddingJonathanConey14/07/2018
A Grisedale Horseshoesms.3714/07/2018
Birkhouse Moor North Top > Birkhouse Moor > Birkhouse Moor South Top > Birkhouse Moor Extreme South Top > Helvellyn > Helvellyn Lower Man > White Side from GR: NY 38581 16923ronaldo33313/07/2018
2nd mountain as part of solo 5 mountains in 3 days to raise money for True Heroes Racing. From Stybeck Farm via Brown Cove Crags. Very hot below but raining and cloudy at summit so views disappointingMickeyfinn12/07/2018
Birkhouse Moor North Top > Birkhouse Moor > Birkhouse Moor South Top > Birkhouse Moor Extreme South Top > Striding Edge > Helvellyn > Helvellyn Lower Man > White Side from GR: NY 38581 16923ronaldo33310/07/2018
With brother and his wife, WB and Dave, Catherine. Another hot day. From Glenridding to Helvellyn via Striding Edge, then to Grisedale Hause (welcome swim in tarn) then contourd across to St Sunday Crag. Fairly quiet on hills. Long walk for the heat. Welcome pint at bottom.niallp04/07/2018
Parked in Glenridding and headed up.to the hole in the wall route onto striding edge. 2nd time on this ridge for me. Fantastic views today. Submitted hellvelyn and descended via swirral edge. Great route.Zoe Little22/06/2018
RepeatSteve Q22/06/2018
With K and RM via Dollywagon Pike after afternoon snooze at Grisedale Tarn. Summited at 8:00pm ish on a perfect late summer evening. Then chased off summit by descending cloud.Ashley11/06/2018
legburthwaite, sticks pass,raise,whiteside,lowerman, helvellyn. nethermost, dollywaggon,helvellyn, sticks pass, stybarrow,watson,great, sticks, brown crag,car. 18.5milesAvidSockWearer10/06/2018
Helvellyn via Hole in the Wallmaaaaaaaatty06/06/2018
Part of Cumbrian 3 PeaksThursday02/06/2018
It was an early start from Glenridding. I parked for £3 in the Sports field and headed up the lane, before turning left to the path up to Birks. There were still Bluebells out and the views down to Ullswater were superb as there was a thin layer of mist in the valley. It was a slog to the summit of Birks before it became easier to St Sunday Crag. Nice to have it to myself on this summit and the views were stunning. I descended to Deepdale Hause and cut around Grisedale Tarn to the steep climb to Seat Sandal. The views West were great in the soft rather misty light all the main peaks were a dark silhouette against the milky sky. I headed north and straight up the wall to the cairn at the edge of the cliffs on Dollywaggon Pike. It was then an easy walk over Nethermost Pike and on to the summit of Helvellyn where I had 5 minutes on my own. I continued along Striding Edge which was much easier than I imagined with no difficulties to the summit of High Spying How.isabelle01/06/2018
YHA Helvellyn to Birkhouse Moor to Catstye Cam to Helvellyn to Helvellyn Lower Man to Browncove Crags to White Side to Raise to Stand to Sheffield Pike to Heron Pike and then finally Glenridding Dodd before heading back up the road to YHA Helvellyn.Dugswell230/05/2018
Ascent via Striding Edge with Paul Smith.andrew larkins230/05/2018
With E on a beautiful sunny day. Superb views in all directions. From cp at Wythburn > Helvellyn > Nethermost Pike > High Crag > Dollywaggon Pike > Grisedale Tarn > Raise Beck > Wythburn. A day for plenty of stops to take in the Lake District scenery at its best.Beeliner24/05/2018
OCT with SeanLittledave19/05/2018
Via Striding Edge with one very proud 10 year old.DanMaisieBex07/05/2018
simmo002029/04/2018
Approach from ThirlmereJBKarko28/04/2018
With Kev and Bert stayed at YHA Helvellynstu7524/04/2018
Glenridding CP > Greenside Road > Red Tarn > Catstye Cam > Swirral Edge > Helvellyn > Helvellyn Lower Man > White Side > Raise > Sticks Pass > Sheffield Pike > Heron Pike > Glenridding Dodd > Glenridding CP. Beautiful Blue sky day, just me and H.johnkaysleftleg21/04/2018
Wythburn - Helvellyn -Nethermost Pike - High Crag - Dollywaggon Pike - Grisedale Tarn - Wythburn. Beautiful sunny conditions with a slight breeze.Delta6821/04/2018
From Glenridding, Nr. Travellers Rest Pub, Greenside Road NY 38179 16979, via White Side, Helvellyn Lower Man. Returned by same route.Westdenewalker11/04/2018
(Walkers with) Torun Mcmoran (Parking/start point) Patterdale Hotel car park - Grisedale Brow - Hole in't wall - Striding Edge - Helvellyn - Swirral Edge - Red Tarn - Hole in't wall - Grisedale Brow - Patterdale Hotel.redbob21/02/2018
christopherpenningto17/02/2018
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