Helvellyn via Striding and Swirral Edges

Sun 21 Jul 2002

Route: Glenridding village - Keldas - Lanty's Tarn - Hole-in-the-Wall - High Spying How - Striding Edge - Helvellyn - Swirral Edge - Catstycam - east shoulder - Red Tarn Beck path - Greenside mines - Glenridding village

Distance: 10.00 miles

Ascent: 3,100ft

Time: 4 hours 45 minutes

With: Anne


Dry, light winds, sunny periods, cloud base above the fell tops

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Leaving Glenridding with Birkhouse Moor ahead

Glenridding village and the southern end of Ullswater from the climb up to Lanty's Tarn

Northerly panorama from Keldas: Sheffield Pike, Glenridding Dodd and Ullswater

Lanty's Tarn and Birks


On the path to the Hole-in-the-Wall

Heading for the Hole-in-the-Wall

Hole-in-the-Wall looking to Birkhouse Moor and Place Fell

The Dixon memorial just after High Spying How at the start of Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Looking back down Striding Edge

Helvellyn summit shelter

Westerly panorama from Helvellyn summit

Catstycam and Ullswater from Helvellyn's trig point

Helvellyn Lower Man, White Side, Raise and the Dodd's ridge with the northwestern fells, Skiddaw and Blencathra in the distance

Swirral Edge, Red Tarn and Striding Edge from the top of Swirral Edge

Looking down Swirral Edge to Catstycam

Striding Edge with Fairfield, Dollywaggon Pike and Nethermost Pike behind from Catstycam's summit

360 Panorama from Catstycam's summit

Swirral Edge from Catstycam

Keppel Cove and Raise

Catstycam from Glenridding Beck

Catstycam from Glenridding Beck

Previous Walk: Dodd (Sat 20 Jul 2002)

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