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“Helvellyn Conquered”
Review of Helvellyn

Ranked #10 of 397 things to do in Lake District
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Owner description: This is England's 3rd highest mountain at 3,118 feet.
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Finally managed to complete Helvellyn, leaving from Glenridding up the scenic and hard route, going via striding edge and back via Swirral edge. Personally rate as hard as temperature in the 30@s. Great to see a couple of children up there, but please bear in mind several people are injured every year on this mountain. Completed in 5.5 hours. Great experience with great reviews.

2  Thank Michael M
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

We climbed Helvellyn for the first time this August, and did a circular route from the Thirlmere side: up from Swirls car park, down to Wythburn and then along the forest track back to Swirls. The round trip took 5.5 hours including a lunch stop at the top, and our children (aged 9 and 6) managed this very well with only a bit of complaining along the long forest track at the end. It was one of the best mountain walks I have done, with amazing views all the way. We'll definitely be back - to do the more demanding Striding Edge route when our kids are a bit older.

2  Thank KelBD
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

What an amazing walk and when you reach the top the views are spectacular. A must do. Remember to take the right clothing as the weather can change pretty quickly.

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

We set off from thirlmere which avoids the striding edge walk and the long walk from patterdale to the hole in the wall as we were short of time. we were rewarded with superb views following a not too difficult ascent. A warning on car park charges- the national park car parks charge £7 for all day parking. We did a circular walk using a different ascent and descent

2  Thank Bookreader8888
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

This is my favourite Lake District mountain & I've climbed it regularly since a did an Outward Bound course in 1985, but never in thick snow!
It is a hard physical challenge, especially ascending via Striding Edge, but with heavy snow underfoot & the odd blizzard, it is a lot harder in March.
Major sense of achievement at the end. This is not for the inexperience hiker!!

1  Thank Leedsaway67
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