The quintessential Lakeland mountain, on a quiet, clear midwinter morning it’s as close to a perfect mountain experience as you’ll find in England. Famous for Striding Edge, an elegant scythe of sharpened rock descending from the summit of England’s third highest mountain. Red Tarn, the descent of Swirral Edge and the nearby peaks of Catstye Cam and Fleetwith Pike make any ascent of Helvellyn a slice of vintage Lakeland.
Best route: from Glenridding via Striding Edge, then down Swirral Edge.
Height(m) : 950
Height(ft) : 3117
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Location : Lake District: Eastern Fells
National Park : Lake District
Grid Reference : NY342152
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