Helvellyn from Swirls

Tue 22 Jun 2010

Route: Swirls - Browncove Crags path - Helvellyn - Helvellyn Lower Man - below Browncove Crags - Swirls

Distance: 4.75 miles

Ascent: 2,600ft

Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

With: On own

Notes:

Blue sky and scattered clouds, warm out of the cooling breeze

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Looking towards Browncove Crags from near Swirls

Thirlmere with the Skiddaw fells in the distance from above Swirls

Browncove Crags ahead, the path goes to the right of the crags

The view north

Hawes How Island and Deergarth How Island and a low Thirlmere

Swirls Gate

Lower Man ahead

Towards the flat top of Helvellyn, the path on the right goes straight to the trig point

South to the distance Coniston fells

Catstycam

Helvellyn's summit trig point

The cross shelter and south to Fairfield and Nethermost Pike

Red Tarn

North from Lower Man's summit, a clear path to White Side

Brown Cove below and Sheffield Pike in the distance

The cove below Browncove Crags, not called Brown Cove

Browncove Crags

Back on the pitched path for the rest of the descent

Helvellyn Gill

Previous Walk: Great Borne and Starling Dodd from Ennerdale (Sat 22 May 2010)

Next Walk: Scafell Pike plus from Seathwaite (Wed 30 Jun 2010)

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