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“Lake district delight”
Review of Helvellyn

Ranked #60 of 383 things to do in Lake District
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Owner description: This is England's 3rd highest mountain at 3,118 feet.
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
345 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Lake district delight”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Didn't manage to go through Striding Edge and Swillar Edge because the weather was absolutely dreadful, but it was lovely even in the relentless rain.

Visited August 2014
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great walk”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Great walk up helvellyn
And my dog loved it also . Cloudy at the top but still stunning scenery all the way up though . This is the lakes at its beautiful best

Visited July 2014
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Burnley, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“Spectacular escape from the daily grind”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Took a strenuous walk to Helvellyn via Striding Edge and back down Swillar Edge to Catstye Cam onto Glenridding on 23 rd July. The walk really gets your heart pumping and the crossing on Striding Edge is very uplifting. This long climb was part of my preparation for the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in August and was a great day out, although weather very hot. Certainly gets you away from the office emails and phone calls. This is the most scenic walk I've done yet and would recommend to any outdoor lover but respect the environment-you need to be well prepared and have the right gear with you.

Visited July 2014
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
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6 attraction reviews
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“Red Tarn Helvellyn”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Lovely walk from Glenridding via various routes, wonderful of Ullswater and if you are feeling adventurous striding edge is well worth it.
Beware the paths are made up with small stones that make it very slippery coming down wear good walking boots.

Visited July 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
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“Fantastic climb”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We walked from glenridding to Helvellyn via striding edge and were treated to a fabulous climb. This is quite a challenging climb in parts but you are rewarded with stunning views. It was good to finally get to the top so we could look at where we came from. The descent down Swirral edge was easier and we went down to the Tarn so we could put our feet in the water to cool down.

One of the best walks we've ever done in the Lakes

Visited July 2014
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