Helvellyn via Whelpside Gill

Sat 3 Mar 2007

Route: Wythburn - Whelpside Gill - Brownrigg Well - Helvellyn - Swallow Scarth - Nethermost Pike - Dollywaggon Pike - the head of Raise Beck - Seat Sandal - Dunmail Raise - Permissive path - Wythburn

Distance: 7.00 miles

Ascent: 3,450ft

Time: 5 hours 15 minutes

With: David Hall


Dry, in cloud on the top of Helvellyn

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The Wythburn valley from above Wythburn church

Looking back down on Thirlmere from Whelpside Gill

Looking across Thirlmere to Ullscarf

Heading up Whelpside Gill

Beck junction, we took the left hand stream to head for Brownrigg Well and Helvellyn's summit

Steel Fell

Whelpside Gill Spring (Brownrigg Well)

The start of Whelpside Gill

Helvellyn's trig point, no view for us today

The path to Swallow Scarth and Nethermost Pike from Helvellyn's summit

Looking back down on Whelpside Gill and Thirlmere

Striding Edge from Swallow Scarth

Dollywaggon Pike

High Crag, Nethermost Pike and High Spying How

Looking down Grisedale to Place Fell with Saint Sunday Crag on the right from Dollywaggon Pike's summit

Seat Sandal from the post on Dollywaggon Pike

Looking back up the wall we had descended by off Dollywaggon Pike

Seat Sandal from our descent off Dollywaggon Pike

Looking across Grisedale Tarn to Saint Sunday Crag, Cofa Pike and Fairfield from our ascent of Seat Sandal

Saint Sunday Crag

Dollywaggon Pike from Seat Sandal

Grasmere from Seat Sandal

Thirlmere with Skiddaw in the far distance from our descent to Dunmail Raise from Seat Sandal

Dunmail Raise

The view north to Thirlmere from the permissive path to Wythburn from Dunmail Raise

Previous Walk: Barf and Lord's Seat (Sun 25 Feb 2007)

Next Walk: Friar's Crag, Derwent Water (Sun 4 Mar 2007)

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