Helvellyn via Striding and Swirral Edges

Sat 9 Jul 2005

Route: Glenridding village - Mires Beck path - Birkhouse Moor - High Spying How - Striding Edge - Helvellyn - Swirral Edge - Catstycam - Red Tarn - Glenridding valley - Glenridding village

Distance: 9.25 miles

Ascent: 3,020ft

Time: 5 hours 30 minutes

With: Anne


Hot, dry, sunny, no wind

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Glenridding Dodd from above Glenridding

Looking back down on Glenridding village and the head of Ullswater from the Mires Beck path

The path to Striding Edge (far left), Helvellyn, the Red Tarn track and Catstycam from Birkhouse Moor's summit

White Side and Raise (with the zig-zags of the Whiteside Bank track on its slopes)


Striding Edge

Striding Edge

Striding Edge

Looking back to High Spying How from Striding Edge

Looking over Red Tarn to Catstycam from Striding Edge

Descending the short gully at the end of Striding Edge

Looking back down on Striding Edge

The view west from Helvellyn - Great Gable (left), Pillar (centre) and High Stile (right)

Catstycam from Helvellyn's summit

Looking north from Helvellyn - White Side and the Dodds with Skiddaw in the distance

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Catstycam from the top of Swirral Edge

A rescue helicopter out on exercise in Brown Cove

Walkers on Striding Edge

Ullswater with the North Pennines in the distance from Catstycam's summit

Helvellyn from Red Tarn

Looking back to Catstycam from Glenridding

Heading back down on Glenridding for an ice cream

Previous Walk: High Street Roman Road (BROCAVVM to GALAVA) (Sat 2 Jul 2005)

Next Walk: Grey Crag, Harrop Pike, Tarn Crag (Sun 10 Jul 2005)

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