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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), Catchment Boundaries, Eden (Carlisle)
Watershed:Solway Firth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Furth, Hewitt,
Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett, Synge, Fellranger,
Historic County Top, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem, Trail 100
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,F,Hew,N,W,B,Sy,Fel,CoH,BL,Bg,Cm,T100,
P600,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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GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
Notes:
  • Westmorland historic county top

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Hike to Helvellyn and Nethermost Pike with Andrew and Neve. Solo to Grasmere via High Crag, Dollywaggon Pike, Grisedale Tarn and Seat Sandal. Regroup at the pub. 13.27km 03:48:28.peter_tun07/08/2019
Billy Bland recce with Marsden Racerstsar.nathan02/08/2019
Zero visibility on the summit. Too windy to attempt the ridge. Heading down for waterSockpan24/07/2019
Early Start from Glenridding. 9m Circular. Birkhouse Moor, Striding Edge [High Spying How], Helvellyn, Helvellyn Lower Man & Catstye Cam. Clouds Cleared as we hit Helvellyn, lovely warm sunny day.Jephcote8306/07/2019
Climbed from Raise on route from Clough Head to Grasmeredombenson03/07/2019
From Pooley Bridge to Harsop, White Side, Lower Man, Helvellyn and Deepdale. 47th ascentIWC23/06/2019
Dunmail Raise - Raise Beck - Dollywaggon Pike via the wall (torture) - High Crag - Nethermost Pike - Helvellyn - Birk Side - Dunmail RaiseMountainTerrier19/06/2019
Day 2 on the Lakes Divide Hike with G and Fish. More low cloud, poor visibility, fresh, light wind, rain. Occasional breaks in cloud allowed for peeps at views over Red Tarn, Striding and Swirral.MrHallorann15/06/2019
Helvellyn and the Dodds Fell Racepaulcook280926/05/2019
BGR Leg 2 support (clockwise)paulcook280918/05/2019
ENGLISH 3000's Started 03:00 Wasdale Head CP with GAVIN SIMPSON > SCAFELL (3162) > SYMONDS KNOTT (3147) > (Lord's Rake) > SCAFELL PIKE (3209) > BROAD CRAG (3069) > ILL CRAG (3054) > Blunt Top > High Raise [High Raise (High White Stones)] > Low White Stones > STEEL FELL [DEAD PIKE - STEEL FELL] > (Dunmail Raise) > HELVELLYN (3117) > HELVELLYN LOWER MAN (3035) >White Side > Raise > Little Dodd (St John's Common) > Calfhow Pike > Clough Head > White Pike > (Threlkeld) > Sale How > SKIDDAW SOUTH TOP (3035) > SKIDDAW MIDDLE TOP (3045) > SKIDDAW (3054) > SKIDDAW NORTH TOP ( 3025) > Broad End > Bakestall finished 23:00 Peter House Farm 36 Miles - 11,721ft ascent (20 hours)Mark A Hartry18/05/2019
Walked with Claire, Luca and Jo - nice warm spring day with clear views.willpalmer12/05/2019
Red tarm wild camp > striding edge > Helvellyn > swirral edge > catstye cam > swirral edge > Helvellyn > dollywagon pike > seat sandal > Fairfield > the Cape (st Sunday crag) > patterdale. With Nathan, weather fine no rain.axoree11/05/2019
Great Lakeland 3 Day 2019twg2705/05/2019
Dollywagon Pike, High Crags, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn, Birkhouse Moor on a diversion from Coast to Coast.PGCE28/04/2019
With DeborahWierdostomps17/04/2019
With Sue, on a trial backpack for TGOC, in fine weather from Patterdale. Busy and cold.Phreerunner14/04/2019
From car park at Wythburn Church via footpath under Comb Crags and up Birk Side.Leviathan4008/04/2019
Most recent ascentRik.Fizz23/02/2019
Route from Grasmere via Grisedale Tarn with LCTptauwhare22/02/2019
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
from Swirls, with Ralphrosehip31/08/2018
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
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 16923Hippster10/07/2018
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