Helvellyn is a 6.8 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near St. John'S Castlerigg And Wythburn Civil Parish, England, United Kingdom that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and rock climbing.

DISTANCE
6.8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
745 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

rock climbing

trail running

lake

views

rocky

snow

rock climbing
5 days ago

Great days climbing/hiking. Tough if your fitness isn't great but still manageable. Wear good footwear and don't over pack your bag. Water/Food/fresh clothes. boom!!

hiking
1 month ago

Simple route which at the summit provides excellent views. Very stony so decent hiking boots are a must!

walking
3 months ago

This route should probably be named “Helvellyn via Swirls Carpark” it is a bit of a plod, but the most direct & probably easiest route up Helvellyn. It is not particularly inspiring. The views are great (and the only reason I’d give it 4*s).

An interesting alternative way up is to scramble up the stream that much of the lower path follows ~grade 1. Coming down you can make a loop heading north towards Raise and coming down the fells on that side of the bowl. Be careful to cross the stream away from the cliffs.

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Beautiful and difficult hike. I believe I took a different trail that still led up to the top of Helvellyn. Great views along majority of the hike. I was in a group of 12, and it took us about 8 hours from start to finish.

15 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

7 months ago

Wednesday, May 31, 2017