Walk Report: Helvellyn via Grisedale

Date: 20th Sep 2008
Stats: 11.5 miles, 3400 feet
Weather: Warm and sunny in the valley, cloudy and cold on tops.
Trig Points: 1: TP3724 – Helvellyn
Wainwrights: 4: Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn, Catstye Cam
Other Info: £6 all day car parking in Glenridding with toilets
Summary: Glenridding, Lanty’s Tarn, Grisedale, Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam, Glenridding Common, Glenridding


Key to symbols:
= Trig Point     = Wainwright Summit

Helvellyn via Grisedale
The empty car park in Glenridding

I was using my new camera today. It’s a Panasonic FZ28 with an 18x zoom lens. The photographs below show the scale of the zoom on the camera. The first picture shows Glenridding valley with Sheffield Pike and Glenridding Dodd in the background. Right in the centre of the screen is a camp site with a blue tent and a row of cars between two trees. The second picture zooms in on the camp site and see the results below.

Helvellyn via Grisedale
Camp site in Glenridding valley – 1x zoom

Helvellyn via Grisedale
The number plates on the vehicles in the camp site – 18x zoom!

Helvellyn via Grisedale
Lanty’s Tarn, a superbly peaceful spot

Helvellyn via Grisedale
Walking into Grisedale

Helvellyn via Grisedale
The tops are covered ahead as I walk into Grisedale

Helvellyn via Grisedale
Ruthwaite Lodge beneath Spout Crag

Helvellyn via Grisedale
The Brothers’ Parting Stone

Helvellyn via Grisedale
Figures loom out of the mist ahead on Dollywaggon Pike

Helvellyn via Grisedale
The misty summit of Helvellyn

Helvellyn via Grisedale
The start of the path down to Swirral Edge from the summit of Helvellyn

Helvellyn via Grisedale
Swirral Edge

Helvellyn via Grisedale
Approaching Catstye Cam

Helvellyn via Grisedale
The clouds peel back to reveal the glory of Lakeland – Ullswater in the distance

Helvellyn via Grisedale
Swirral Edge battles to shed itself of cloud

Helvellyn via Grisedale
Striding Edge and Red Tarn still swathed in banks of drifting cloud

Helvellyn via Grisedale
Walkers appear from the cloud banks on Striding Edge

Helvellyn via Grisedale
Hole in the Wall, across the valley, taken from Catstye Cam

Helvellyn via Grisedale
Swirral Edge

Helvellyn via Grisedale
Raise with its head still in the cloud

Helvellyn via Grisedale
Red Tarn Beck

Helvellyn via Grisedale
Red Tarn Beck joins Glenridding Beck

Helvellyn via Grisedale
The end of the path above Glenridding, now I have to drop down into the bracken

Helvellyn via Grisedale
The much fuller car park in Glenridding

lonewalker

Fell-walker, trig-pointer, peak-bagger, Wainwright-er & Pennine Way author, with a passion for long paths, malt whisky, fast cars & Man City

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