Wed 9 Sep 2009

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

Distance: 6.75 miles

Ascent: 2,950ft

Time: 4 hours

With: Dad


Sunshine and scattered cloud. A cooling breeze on the summit

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Towards Skiddaw from the Browncove Crags path

Hawes How Island on Thirlmere

Thirlmere and the Skiddaw fells from high up on the Browncove Crags path

Across to White Side

Scafell Pike and Great Gable

Brown Cove and Catstycam

Dad at Helvellyn's trig point

Plaque for 'the first aeroplane to land on a mountain in Great Britain', 1926

The latest erosion control measures, scatter some rocks

High Spying How and Nethermost Cove

Looking back to Helvellyn's summit and Swallow Scarth

West from Birk Side

Thirlmere with Skiddaw in the distance

Descending to Wythburn

The first section of the forest track has been upgraded

Thirlmere from the permissive path

Bridge across Mines Gill

Part of the middle section of the permissive path between Wythburn and Swirls

Browncove Crags from Swirls

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