Sun 11 Dec 2011

Route: Swirls - Browncove Crags path - Helvellyn - Swallow Scarth - Birk Side - Wythburn path - forest path - Swirls

Distance: 6.75 miles

Ascent: 2,950ft

Time: 3 hours 40 minutes

With: On own


Damp, wet snow, thawing, drizzle, in cloud on the top

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Helvellyn is somewhere up there

Looking north towards the Skiddaw fells

Over Thirlmere to High Seat with the north western fells in the far distance

Snow covering the path but not the slopes

Top of Browncove Crags

Helvellyn's summit trig point

The cross shelter at Helvellyn's summit

The path south to Swallow Scarth

Whelpside Gill below

Swallow Scarth

Looking back to Swallow Scarth

Birk Side

Descending towards Wythburn

Looking across to the Wythburn valley

Forest track on the east side of Thirlmere



Previous Walk: Circuit of Buttermere (Sat 3 Dec 2011)

Next Walk: Helvellyn to Raise (Sat 17 Dec 2011)

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