Helvellyn Summit

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Recommended by 33 out of 33 hikers


  • Barney

    A staggering view wherever you look is your prize for all that climbing, and it's a very generous one indeed. The summit is well-served by bridlepaths; if you're tacking the mountain on a bike, popular descents include Glenridding, Dollywagon or the incomparable Stick's Pass. It can get pretty windy (to say the least) but there is a little shelter/wall thing to huddle behind and eat sandwiches. These will unfortunately have to be brought with you!

    • August 4, 2018

  • Dan

    As the third highest mountain in the Lake District, the views from Helvellyn are absolutely magnificent. However, this mountain is not simply a mere slog to the summit. If you follow the route along Striding Edge your breath is sure to be taken many times over. A Lakeland classic!

    • October 17, 2018

  • David

    Helvellyn is the third highest peak in England at 950 metres. The summit itself is unremarkable and is marked by a trig point, however the views are spectacular in every direction. It is best tackled on a clear day to really appreciate the surrounding hills and lakes. For a bit of adventure, try ascend/descend via Striding Edge.

    • March 6, 2018

  • Donnie

    Best walk in england 😁

    • August 19, 2018

  • Mike Dempsey

    Great views, on a clear day! You can see many of the lakes from here.

    • February 21, 2019

  • Christiane

    Just back from Helvellyn and it was great. You should definitely start at swirls car park. From there it goes steeply uphill on stony path, definitely good footwear! After two hours we were up, thrilling views all the time, almost alpine. The summit was cold and windy.

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    • June 6, 2019

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Location: Cumbria, England, United Kingdom


  • Elevation930 m

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