Sun 19 Nov 2006

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

Distance: 6.75 miles

Ascent: 2,950ft

Time: 3 hours 50 minutes

With: Anne


Snow on the ground above approx 1,750ft. Very windy on the tops with lots of spindrift. Quickly becoming overcast.

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Looking over Thirlmere to High Seat from the Browncove Crags path

The north western fells from the Browncove Crags path

Ascending the Browncove Crags path up Helvellyn from Swirls

Skiddaw and Blencathra to the north

Climbing above Thirlmere

The view north with White Side centre

Looking over the central fells to Bowfell, the Scafells and Great Gable

Helvellyn Lower Man and the path to Helvellyn

Looking back to Browncove Crags

White Side, Raise, the Dodds and Blencathra to the north

Keppel Cove, Brown Cove and Catstycam

Helvellyn Lower Man to Swirral Edge

Helvellyn's trig point

Red Tarn with the North Pennines beyond the High Street ridge

Helvellyn's summit shelter with Fairfield in the cloud

Striding Edge

The view south towards Nethermost Pike through the spindrift

Heading for the col between Helvellyn and Nethermost Pike

The central fells from Birk Side

A largely snow free central ridge with the north western fells beyond

The Wythburn valley and the central fells

Looking down on Thirlmere from our descent to Wythburn

Looking across Thirlmere to Steel Fell and the Wythburn valley

On the permissive path between Wythburn and Swirls

Previous Walk: A Bannerdale Round (Sat 18 Nov 2006)

Next Walk: Wetherlam and Greenburn (Sat 25 Nov 2006)

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