Helvellyn via Mines Gill

Wed 17 Sep 2008

Route: Wythburn - forest path - Mines Gill - Brownrigg Well - Helvellyn - Swallow Scarth - Birk Side - Comb Gill - Wythburn

Distance: 5.00 miles

Ascent: 2,600ft

Time: 3 hours

With: On own


Very thick haze.

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Looking across Thirlmere to Mines Gill, my route of ascent

Thirlmere from the permissive path

This castle-like building on Thirlmere's east shore is the straining well

The way ahead

The incline, Mines Gill

Looking back down the bottom section of the incline

The incline, Mines Gill

Thirlmere is now far below

Looking up Mines Gill

Looking up to the slag from the old workings

Another shot looking down Mines Gill

The buildings are marked on the the OS map as 'Mine (dis)'

Workings, Mines Gill

Mines Gill, pathless but not steep

This is the Leat that was used to divert water from Brownrigg Well into Mines Gill

Brownrigg Well (Whelpside Gill Spring)

Helvellyn's summit trig point

Helvellyn's summit cairn takes on another new design

Catstycam and Red Tarn

The Gough Memorial above Striding Edge

Striding Edge

Striding Edge from Swallow Scarth

Great Gable to the west

Looking back to Helvellyn's summit and Swallow Scarth

Birk Side

Looking down on Comb Gill and Thirlmere

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