Dollywaggon Pike to Helvellyn

Sun 15 Aug 2010

Route: Dunmail Raise - Raise Beck - Grisedale Tarn - Dollywaggon Pike - High Crag - Nethermost Pike - Swallow Scarth - Helvellyn - Browncove Crags path - Swirls

Distance: 6.25 miles

Ascent: 2,700ft

Time: 5 hours 15 minutes

With: Anne and David & Jennifer Hall


Hazy sunshine and no wind

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Leaving Dunmail Raise, our route is by Raise Beck, between Willie Wife Moor (left) and Seat Sandal (right)

Looking across Dunmail Raise to Steel Fell

Looking back down Raise Beck to Dunmail Raise

Grisedale Tarn with Fairfield behind

Seat Sandal and Grisedale Tarn from the Dollywagon zig-zags

...and the view west from higher up

Heading up the Dollywaggon Pike zig-zags

Grisedale and Place Fell from Dollywaggon Pike's summit

High Crag, the flat topped Nethermost Pike with Helvellyn behind and the pointed Catstycam

Zooming in on Nethermost Pike's east ridge and Hard Tarn

High Crag

Bowfell, Scafell Pike, Great Gable and Pillar behind High Raise and Ullscarf to name a few, from High Crag

High Crag's summit cairn, looking towards Nethermost Pike and Helvellyn

High Spying How from Nethermost Pike

Catstycam with Ullswater in the distance from Helvellyn's summit trig point

The path to the top of Browncove Crags

Heading down

Thirlmere below and Skiddaw in the distance

Even with all the recent rain and the hosepipe ban Thirlmere is still very low

Raven Crag, The Benn and Skiddaw

Previous Walk: Carrock Fell and High Pike (Sat 7 Aug 2010)

Next Walk: Four Stones Hill and Haweswater (Sat 28 Aug 2010)

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