Helvellyn from Swirls

Wed 9 Jul 2008

Route: Swirls - Browncove Crags path - Helvellyn - Browncove Crags path - Swirls

Distance: 4.75 miles

Ascent: 2,540ft

Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

With: Anne


Cloud building, warm

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The wooded Great How and St. John's in the Vale with Blencathra in the distance

Leaving Swirls

The view north from just after crossing Helvellyn Gill

Thirlmere and Skiddaw

Ascending above Swirls

Looking over Thirlmere to High Seat

Looking back down to Swirls as we continue to gain height

Heading for Browncove Crags

The view continues to open out as we gain height

Swirls now a long way below

The view west

Looking over Great How and High Rigg to the Skiddaw fells

The path heads straight for Helvellyn missing Lower Man to its left

Over Steel Fell to the Coniston Fells, no the sheep are not dead they are just relaxing


The cross shelter at Helvellyn's summit

Helvellyn's summit cairn is growing

Easterly panorama from Helvellyn's summit

Red Tarn and Striding Edge

Swirral Edge to Catstycam

White Side, Raise and the Dodds with the Skiddaw fells and Blencathra in the distance

Heading back down to Swirls

Descending to Swirls

Previous Walk: Elterwater and Little Langdale (Tue 8 Jul 2008)

Next Walk: Causey Pike to Outerside (Sat 12 Jul 2008)

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