Once a natural lake and now a vast reservoir, you’ll soon discover the captivating beauty of the area on your hikes around Thirlmere. Helvellyn from Stanah 12th July 2015 Route. This makes the walk more interesting, but would involve some relatively minor ascents to reach the summit's. Looking back along the path . Catstycam, Red Tarn from the top of Swirral This website is run by Keswick Tourism Association, a not for profit trade organisation, which is funded almost totally by its members. It does however avoid the scrambling experience of Striding Edge and Swirrel Edge which you encounter when ascending from the eastern side. The best way to reach the three highest peaks is to climb the Helvellyn Gill Path then proceed to the Helvellynn’s summit. memorial, The top section of Swirral Edge from We cross the footbridge over Helvellyn Gill . Although a National Trust car park, parking was free on both occasions - the pay-and-display machine was longterm out of use. Once a natural lake and now a vast reservoir, you’ll soon discover the captivating beauty of the area on your hikes around Thirlmere. Utilisez le passage plus bas en direction de Thirlspot. The bridle-track emerges onto the Greenside Road ~ Miresbeck lane where a sign indicates the start of the Helvellyn via Mires Beck path: The north east ridge of Birkhouse Moor from the Mires Gill path: Looking back towards Glenridding and Place Fell from the Mires Gill path We follow a path beside the gill for a short distance . Follow the main ridge path South from Helvellyn summit until it forks at Swallow Scarth, take the left branch and follow it South to Dollywaggon Pike. This … Swirls is the start of the most direct route to the top of Helvellyn, "the modern pedestrian highway" which … The Striding Edge route to Helvellyn summit is certainly one of the busiest. ruin, From the same position, across the revised edition, Looking back to Skiddaw from the In taking the latter a little more ascent is needed but seeing as the legs still feel fresh, I go with the more scenic route. The shortest option starting from Thirlmere is just to go up to the summit via the Helvellyn Gill path and come back down the same way. From Dollywaggon Pike the path turns South East. The path re-crosses Helvellyn Gill to reach the open fellside via gates in the intake walls The first of a long series of zigzags up the very steep lower slope. Length 7.2 mi Elevation gain 3467 ft Route type Point to point. Edge, Approaching the summit of Helvellyn, From here, the walker can take the straight path to Helvellyn summit, or take a slight detour to visit the summits of Dollywaggon and Nethermost Pike's. It's a steep ascent but the path is well defined for most of the route so there isn't much scrambling. All our walks are provided free of charge to download but you might consider donating a small one-off amount to help with the running costs and upgrades to our website. The mountain of Helvellyn is the highest of Wainwright's Eastern Fells and the third tallest mountain in the Lake District at 950m tall, making it a Furth North of Mines Gill are the Helvellyn Screes, a more craggy stretch of hillside, beneath the north-west ridge, with a loose scree covering in places. Take the path at the back of the car park signposted Helvellyn. Wythburn – High Crag – Nethermost Pike – Helvellyn ... enough to get above the cloud. Both times we parked in Swirls car park at the base of Helvellyn Gill, north of Ambleside, for the most straightforward and well maintained route. But we’re not heading … To begin the southern approach to Helvellyn, there are two routes taking the walker to Grisdale Tarn. walls, The first of a long series of zigzags Browncove Crags, Blencathra from Browncove the trig column on the right, the highest point in the centre with We were the only ones on our route so it came as something of a shock after crossing the twin streams of Helvellyn Gill to arrive on the main path climbing up from Swirls which was fairly busy. Continue up the engineered stone path.The views now extend to the North to the Skiddaw range. The return down from Helvellyn … The path roughens and steepens and swings … This ridge continues north over Helvellyn Lower Man, White Side, Raise, Stybarrow Dodd, Great Dodd and Clough Head, and south leads to … Continue along it and ˆ scenˆthe steep zig-zags to Griseˆle Tarn. Although this shouldn’t be attempted by the faint-hearted, the promise of 954m of descending offers enough motivation to make all the climbing worth it. 3. Helvellyn Lower Man, Looking across Brown Cove to The path is steep in parts, especially in the section from Brown Cove Crags to Lower Man on the ascent. The other route, known as the White Stones Route, originally marked by stones painted white, crosses the fellside at a lower level and fords Helvellyn Gill to join the path from Swirls. The first goes from Grasmere in the south west. …and a fine start to the day as we cross the footbridge over Helvellyn Gill at the start of the walk We follow the path beside the gill, leading up to Browncove Crags We follow the sign to the left and will return via that on the right. Helvellyn (48) Helvellyn (48) June 26, 2016 kcswebs. has helped to make this the most popular route up Helvellyn from the The path flattens out before ascending again, the final stretch to the summit. of Helvellyn Lower Man, Ullswater and Catstycam from above Honister Crag and Dale Head. Dollywaggon Pike and High Crag, The Coniston fells on the Mal Tabb Video: Helvellyn via Helvellyn Gill Path; with Alan Rainford; music Martin Insley All footage GoPro Hero 3 - head cam view terms The path through the forest from Wythburn. It is not marked on the map and AW makes no note of up the very steep lower slope. The Lake District is the sort of region that makes hikers go misty-eyed. Gable centre right, The gradient eases as the path passes Lower Man, the cairn on the left stands above Swirral Edge, Browncove Crags from the summit Continue to follow the left bank until a signpost to Helvellyn directs you over another footbridge to the right bank. This Web Page Created with PageBreeze Free HTML Summary. The name Station Coppice is intriguing, there being now railway or bus depot near to hand obviously! But if you finish up on Harrison Stickle I'd keep your kid's away from the Dungeon Gill path. This point, the high point of Sticks Pass, affords beautiful views on a clear day across Thirlmere and beyond. This leads up next to Helvellyn Gill to meet the path from Thirlspot. Waypoints (0) A 555 bus from Gasmere enabled a linear walk from Swirls. wanted to see the seed cache placed so (though not within the rules of the Degree caches) we thought it was a nice place for a … reach its summit, Looking back to the top of Browncove From Dollywaggon Pike the path turns South East. northern fells; Lonscale Fell, Great Calva and Then descending to Grisedale Tarn taking in Nethermost Pike and Dollywaggon Pike along the way. A party of three inexperienced walkers were intending to ascend Helvellyn on the usual path from Wythburn, Thirlmere. Looking towards Red Tarn and Ullswater from the summit of Helvellyn, Looking towards Thirlmere from the Helvellyn path, Choosing your Accommodation - Types & Ratings, Festivals, Sporting Events, Clubs & Local Groups, Getting Around Keswick and Bus Timetables. Ascend the steep path alongside Helvellyn Gill to Browncove Crags. Cross the wooden bridge over Helvellyn Gill. horizon, Great Gable almost covered by the Les garés du côté Thirlmere de l’A591 étaient libres - ce n’est plus le cas. Leave the car park and cross over the footbridge to the left (north) bank of the gill. During this ascent all the views are behind you so you always have an excuse to stop and catch your breath. increasing cloud formations, The High Stile ridge left centre by-passes it but it is well worth making the short detour to I had one of two choices I needed to make to reach Stanah, I could either brave the A591 or take in a narrow path that navigates above Thirlspot & Fisher Place. Follow the main ridge path South from Helvellyn summit until it forks at Swallow Scarth, take the left branch and follow it South to Dollywaggon Pike. The best way to go back is through the Raise Beck. The Team sent out two vehicles to try and locate this person, which they did within a short time. a footbridge over the stream ( Helvellyn Gill ) leads to a Blencathra provide the backdrop here, Bull Crag above Thirlmere and Great The route Follow the path more gently over Helvellyn Lower Man to Helvellyn summit, with spectacular views of Striding Edge and Red Tarn; Return to Helvellyn Lower Man, then head north to the peak of White Side. From the summit you can choose to simply retrace your steps (turning back at number 2 on the map or alternatively follow the circular route below back to the start. Rog Wilko UKC Supporter 06 Jul 2009. Higher up the path has been stone pitched for much of its length which, together with some re-alignment, has made this ascent much easier Thirlmere and Skiddaw from the lower slope Otherwise get the car out and drive round to the west side and go up form Swirls carpark ( Helvellyn Gill) or Wythburn (Comb Gill) Both these are shorter straight forward routes and I … In … Helvellyn is the third highest peak in the Lakes, but it’s the most rewarding to ride, and this route combines ascending the mountain with a glorious descent down Sticks Pass. and marks the boundary with Whiteside Bank while Whelpside Gill rises below the summit and forms the divide between Helvellyn and Nethermost Pike. All we had to do was roughly follow the hillside until we got there. Location: Helvellyn – Comb Gill. Striding Edge, Looking along the ridge to the flat to Helvellyn Lower Man and the summit ridge, At the back of the car park Description. For most of the above … Length 6.3 miElevation gain 2847 ftRoute type Loop Backpacking Hiking Nature trips Walking running Lake Views Wildlife No shade A snow capped glimpse of Browncove Crags from Helvellyn Gill. Time: 18:50. Continue to follow the left bank until a signpost to Helvellyn directs you over another footbridge to the right bank. However, when Thirlmere reservoir was built, a leat was constructed to capture the water of Helvellyn Gill, so that it is now directed into the reservoir. This route will take between 3 to 4 hours. Swirral Edge, Striding Edge from the top of Swirral From Raise summit, I headed north to Sticks Pass, before turning eastwards, following the Sticks Gill path (with the Lake District … Starting point -  United Utilities Swirls Car Park Thirlmere NY316169 ( or alternatively the roadside ayby just to the North of the car park)Distance - 4.5 miles (up and down) or 9 miles (circular route)Time -  3.5 - 4 hours (up and down route) or 5-6 hours (circular route)Notes - Pay and Display Car Park with toilet facilities ( toilets may be closed in winter). Via Grisedale Tarn (Patterdale) or the zigzag path to Whiteside ( Glenriddng). After lunch, it was a delightfully easy stroll across to Helvellyn Lower Man, followed by White Side, and then onto Raise. Thirlmere, From the same position looking to the Follow the path more gently over Helvellyn Lower Man to Helvellyn summit, with spectacular views of Striding Edge and Red Tarn; Return to Helvellyn Lower Man, then head north to the peak of White Side. The excuse for frequent rests, although the stone pitching does Ladknott Gill to Helvellyn Gill were intercepted by an open concrete leat or aqueduct channel. Bigger (but shorter than Helvellyn)would be a circuit of St Sunday crag fron Patterdale. Helvellyn is the third highest peak in the Lakes, but it’s the most rewarding to ride, and this route combines ascending the mountain with a glorious descent down Sticks Pass. Thankfully I did and was rewarded with splendid views across the low lying clouds. Best go over Loft crag and join the Gimmer descent route. The three highest peaks of the main ridge can quite comfortably be done by climbing the zig-zags of the Helvellyn Gill Path to Helvellyn's summit. If you prefer a longer circular route you can continue over Nethermost Pike and Dollywaggon, down Raise beck to Dunmail Raise and follow the permissive path back to the start. Continue up to cross a large wooden bridge. Ascend the steep path alongside Helvellyn Gill to Browncove Crags. This route has been almost fully paved up to Browncove Crags to avert erosion as it is such a popular walk to the Summit of Helvellyn. the top of Striding Edge on the left marked by the Gough Otherwise get the car out and drive round to the west side and go up form Swirls carpark ( Helvellyn Gill) or Wythburn (Comb Gill) Both these are shorter straight forward routes and I quite like them. The trail offers a number of activity options. Just south of Keswick and … Follow the track as it gets steeper and climbs to the top of Sticks Pass. and the stream down past Thirlspot and Legburthwaite is running once again. handgate and the path to Stanah and Helvellyn, A little further on the path to reach the open fellside via gates in the intake Thirlmere side, Looking back from near the top of Approach from the west to zigzag up the fellside above Helvellyn Gill. You can descend to Grisedale Tarn by hiking along the Nethermost Pike and Dollywaggon Pike. Walk Detail: Although the small campsite at Thirlspot is quite basic and is close enough to the A591 for the traffic to be something of a distraction it does have the benefit of … Both longer than via the edges. Turn right over a second bridge shortly after signposted Helvellyn 2 miles. Crags, Helvellyn Lower Man from the top of Hiking Walking Lake Views Wildflowers Wildlife Rocky. Have you found this walking route useful and would like to make a donation? This Lake District walk ascends from Thirlmere and then heads north along the ridge to use a less frequented route for the descent. The explanation being the knoll above the car park was a ‘Picturesque’ observatory, one of Thomas West’s … From Raise summit, I headed north to Sticks Pass, before turning eastwards, following the Sticks Gill path (with the Lake District Ski Club buildings and ski-tow now on my right). Our return route was back over Lower Man and down to the col between Lower Man and White Side and then taking a little used path down to Brown Crags and then the final steep descent to Stanah The start of the walk with the steep ascent to the right of Stanah Gill and along the right hand skyline. Go through a gate and walk up the stony path beside the ghyll. Fellwalking can be a serious undertaking, especially if the mountain you're climbing is anywhere near as big as Helvellyn. We turn left here . That said, … The path converged with Helvellyn Gill, and Marcus had the furthest wee in history, with his back to the wind, he managed to reach Penrith with his spray! During this ascent all the views are behind you so you always have an excuse to stop and catch your breath. Approaching North-West ridge of Helvellyn: Looking back to Thirlmere from the excellent Helvellyn Gill path: It was disappointing to walk up into the cloud and thereafter only catch fleeting views. Helvellyn Gill at Swirls. From Patterdale, a 11.5km walk along a safe, easy path and old pony track up to the south ridge of Helvellyn ; From Grisedale Tarn (accessible from Grasmere or Patterdale), a zigzagging but safe route up the south ridge ; Swirls, the most direct route to the mountain’s peak, described as the ‘modern pedestrian highway’. The retrospective views are a good As you climb pause to enjoy the views of Thirlmere behind you. 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