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Name:Catstye Cam
Hill number:2518
Height:889.6m / 2919ft
Parent (Ma):2515  Helvellyn
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Eden (Carlisle)
Class:Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett,
Synge, Fellranger, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
Grid ref:NY 34811 15822
Summit feature:cairn
Col:827.2m  NY 3456 1557  
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 1208 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Winter. Very Windy.Dan-Waterston01/03/2020
Alpine day with ScottRumboldDARRENG17/12/2019
Alpine day with Darren GroutageRumbo17/12/2019
With Sue from Patterdale via Hole in the Wall. Return Birkhouse Moor and Keldas. Wet and breezy day.Frank23/11/2019
Route: Glenridding Mires Beck Birkhouse Moor Bleaberry Crag High Spying How Striding Edge Helvellyn Swirral Edge Catstye Cam Glenridding Common Glenridding. Stats: 4hrs25, 13.0km, 1,017m ascent. Weather: hot & sunny. Notes: lovely scrambling up Striding Edge (ignored path & stayed on ridge).millionmts13/09/2019
grisdale raceDave Sargent07/09/2019
From Glenridding. 1st to Keldas, then the 4 Birkhouse Moor tops. Path to Red Tarn and ascent to end of Swirral Edge, straight up the ridge to Catstye Cam, down to the Greenside Mines Track back to GlenriddingWayne Mac17/08/2019
From Glenridding: Glenridding Dodd,Sheffield Pike, Raise, White Side, Lower Man (Helvellyn), Hellvelyn and Catstye Cam. Glorious day out with Hiking Manchester. Fantastic views, clear day, very close at times with lots of midges!Lazylizzie13/07/2019
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 Helvellyn via Swirrel edge on route from Clough Head to Grasmere.dombenson03/07/2019
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
From Birkhouse Moor past the hole in the wallCyclistno128/04/2019
after doing both edges and Helvellyn we went up and down Catstye cam and back the same way to red tarnAristotle Chip22/04/2019
With DeborahWierdostomps17/04/2019
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
Glenridding up onto Birkhouse Moor via Lanty's Tarn, past Red Tarn then double back up onto Catstye Cam, back past Red Tarn and down past the YHA to Glenridding.Chipstertrain08/08/2018
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
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
With my dog Tess. Ascent from Glenridding.adrian34514/07/2018
Got the steamer from Pooley Bridge with Sam, Charlotte and Andy. From Glenridding went up the side of Birkhouse Moor - onto Striding Edge/ Helvelyn and back down via Catstye Cam. Must've been 12 miles; 5.5 hours.Mozzer14/07/2018
on my way down back to Glenriddingjmistry8629/06/2018
Ascended via swirral edge to summit the descended of the path towards Red tarn and back to the hole in the wall route pack to glenridding. Great round including striding edge and swirral edge.Zoe Little26/06/2018
RepeatSteve Q22/06/2018
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
on my own, great weatherwhiteuss27/05/2018
On the return from Helvellyn, descended via Swirral Edge. Amazing how few people climb this superb hill.DanMaisieBex07/05/2018
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
From Glenridding, Nr. Travellers Rest Pub, Greenside Road NY 38330 16924. Then along Swirral Edge but unable to complete top section due to ice. Returned via Red Tarn and Birkhouse Moor.Westdenewalker09/04/2018
Via red tarnDanGeere06/04/2018
climbed via Y Gully with Spro & Pepa, winter conditionsLittledave04/02/2018
night time Edges with Pup, winter conditionsLittledave02/02/2018
with Pepa, winter conditionsLittledave20/01/2018
MVW from Glenridding, clear day.Frank15/11/2017
From Glenridding, up the NW Ridge to the summit. With Clare, Evan, Eire, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave11/11/2017
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
From Glenridding.twg2729/08/2017
From Glenridding Birkhouse Moor Catstye CamWifey201626/08/2017
Just a quick hop up Birkhouse moor and catsycamTobo196926/08/2017
With Spro & PepaLittledave26/07/2017
From Lower Man. Last summit of the day, tired and ready for bed.Simba24/07/2017
Helvellyn Ridge with Swirral and Striding Edgephilhews12/07/2017
fron Glenriddingdavidsharpe2301/07/2017
After lunch on Helvellyn, headed down to Swirral Edge and across to Catstye Cam. Wind had picked up and was quite strong with gusts, was still in dense cloud with a fine mist and occasional shower. Descended via the north-west ridge which was very steep. I slipped once going down and fell 2m on my backside. Arrived back in Glenridding just after 2pm.NorthernWayfarer22/06/2017
11.8 mile walk in very hot and sunny weather from Patterdale hotel car park (Cheaper then excessive Glenridding car park), walked along road into Grisedale and took path up hillside to Hole-in-the-wall, out and back to Birkhouse Moor, onto Striding Edge bagging High Spying How (small scramble to summit), down little trail to beautiful Red Tarn, up path to Swirral Edge turning back to Catstye Cam, down terribly lose path east from summit, and onto main path descending to near the Youth Hostel west of Glenridding, slogged in heat up Sticks Pass path then turned back following little trails to Sheffield Pike, then along neat little trail down to col, easily bagged Glenridding Dodd, descended to Glenridding and back along paths by road to Patterdale, great end to lovely 3 days in the Lake District bagging 22 hills and mountains.DanTrig19/06/2017
Helvelyn via Birkhouse Moor, Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirrel Edge, Catstycam.MrChris198004/06/2017