Helvellyn and the Dodds

Mon 24 Mar 2008

Route: Swirls - Browncove Crags path - Helvellyn - Helvellyn Lower Man - White Side - Raise - Sticks Pass - Stybarrow Dodd - Watson's Dodd - Great Dodd - Calfhow Pike - Clough Head - Threlkeld Knotts - Hilltop Quarries - Wanthwaite

Distance: 10.75 miles

Ascent: 4,000ft

Time: 6 hours 45 minutes

With: David Hall


Snow on the ground, periods of sunshine and blue sky but also snow showers and walking in the cloud at times. Windy for much of the walk.

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Heading up from Swirls and we are soon in the snow

Browncove Crags

The foot of Thirlmere, Skiddaw and Blencathra as we ascend the Browncove Crags path

Looking towards the central fells with Scafell Pike on the far left, Great Gable left of centre and Pillar right of centre

Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell to the north

Looking down the steepest section of the 'path' with Thirlmere far below

Thirlmere, High Seat with the north western fells behind and Skiddaw on the right

Looking over Steel Fell and the Wythburn valley to the Coniston fells

Helvellyn Lower Man and the path to Helvellyn's summit

Red Tarn with Striding Edge on the right from next to Helvellyn's summit trig point

The ridge to the south with the flat topped Nethermost Pike the next summit, Fairfield on the left

Fairfield's north face

Bowfell, Esk Pike, Scafell Pike, Great End, Lingmell and Allen Crags

Catstycam, Birkhouse Moor and Red Tarn

Helvellyn's summit

Heading for Helvellyn Lower Man with the north western fells getting some weather

Looking back to Helvellyn from Lower Man

White Side, Raise and the Dodds from Helvellyn Lower Man's summit

Helvellyn Lower Man's north ridge that we had just descended

Looking back to White Side from Raise with Helvellyn behind on the left

Catstycam with Swirral Edge leading onto Helvellyn

Sticks Pass and Stybarrow Dodd

West from Sticks Pass

Raise from our ascent of Stybarrow Dodd with the ski run and lift on the left

Zooming in on some skiers, Raise

Looking over Birkhouse Moor to High Street, Gray Crag, Thornthwaite Beacon and Caudale Moor

Looking north to Great Dodd and Blencathra from Stybarrow Dodd's summit

Watson's Dodd from Stybarrow Dodd shortly before the weather arrives

Heading for Great Dodd, just visible on the left, from Watson's Dodd

Calfhow Pike and the snow and cloud start to clear again

Great Mell Fell from Calfhow Pike's summit

Heading for Clough Head from Calfhow Pike

Kite boarding on Clough Head

Clough Head's summit looking to a now clear Great Dodd

Threlkeld Knotts and Blencathra

Our descent route off Clough Head

The central fells from highest summit of Threlkeld Knotts

Blencathra from Threlkeld Knotts

Looking back up at Clough Head from just above Hilltop Quarries

Previous Walk: Snowy Blencathra (Sun 23 Mar 2008)

Next Walk: Souther Fell (Sun 30 Mar 2008)

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