Helvellyn to Sticks Pass

Sun 24 Sep 2006

Route: Swirls - Browncove Crags path - Helvellyn - Helvellyn Lower Man - White Side - Raise - Sticks Pass - above Stanah - above Thirlspot - Swirls

Distance: 7.75 miles

Ascent: 3,200ft

Time: 3 hours 40 minutes

With: On Own


After the low cloud and heavy rain of the morning a late start (3pm) meant a warm walk in sunshine with broken cloud and only light winds.

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Helvellyn Gill and Browncove Crags from Swirls

The wooded fells of Raven Crag, The Benn and Great How at the foot of Thirlmere with the Skiddaw fells behind from above Swirls

Walkers heading down to Swirls

Looking over Thirlmere, High Seat and Bleaberry Fell to the north western fells

Hawes How Island and Deergarth How Island, Thirlmere

Skiddaw from Browncove Crags

The path to Helvellyn bypassing Lower Man

Great Gable from Helvellyn's summit

The sun catching the top of High Spying How and Saint Sunday Crag

Helvellyn summit


White Side and Raise with the Dodds ridge and Blencathra beyond

Raise from White Side's summit cairn

Catstycam, Helvellyn and Helvellyn Lower Man from Raise's summit

Looking across Sticks Pass to Stybarrow Dodd

Looking across Sticks Gill to Raise

Brown Crag

High Rigg with Skiddaw behind from the descent to Stanah from Sticks Pass

Waterfall, Fisherplace Gill

High Rigg from near Fisherplace Gill

Previous Walk: Barf (Thu 7 Sep 2006)

Next Walk: Easedale Tarn, Codale Tarn and Tarn Crag (Sat 30 Sep 2006)

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