3rd June 2006

A long Glenridding round - nine fells, one edge, some mines and a pass.


Walk Overview
Time 08.50 to 15.05
Duration 6 hr 15 min
Distance 12.1 mile
Ascent 4498 ft
Walking with Andrew Leaney
Glenridding - Greenside Mines - Keppel Cove - Catstye Cam - Swirral Edge - Helvellyn - Helvellyn Lower Man - White Side - Raise - Sticks Pass - Stybarrow Dodd - Hart Side - Sheffield Pike - Glenridding Dodd - Glenridding
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Glenridding

Found in the centre of Glenridding, this car park fills up very quickly indeed. Not just because of the amount of walkers heading onto the Helvellyn fells, but with people just wanting to have a walk around the village. Arriving after mid morning during the summer months would be a bit of a hit and miss situation as far as getting a space goes.

To state the obvious; there is a charge for parking here.


Route Map

Birkhouse Moor seen from the Greenside Road.

Keppel Cove dam and sheepfold.

Looking back down to the dam and the sheepfold.

Further up Catstye Cam this view of Ullswater comes into view.

Sun shining on Red Tarn.

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam.

The Northern fells seen behind White Side and Raise.

Helvellyn summit with Catstye Cam below.

Browncove Crags in front of Thirlmere.


A close up of the Skiddaw Fells. Bassenthwaite Lake can be seen to the left of Dodd.

Almost from Raise summit, looking back along the ridge to White Side and Helvellyn Lower Man.

Stybarrow Dodd.
The highest point on the left is Grisedale Pike. The Lord's Seat fells are running across the middle and the Skiddaw fells are on the right of the picture.

On route to Hart Side.

Blencathra and the Mungrisdale fells taken from Hart Side summit.

Glencoyne and Ullswater, from this angle showing just how long the lake is. Not forgetting that part of the lake is still out of sight.

And again from Sheffield Pike summit.

From Heron Pike looking down to Glenridding Dodd, Glenridding, Ullswater and Patterdale.

Glenridding Dodd.

The view to Patterdale from Glenridding Dodd.
Angletarn Pikes is on the left of the valley and Arnison Crag is on the right. The long flat fell in the background is High Street.

Glenridding and Ullswater from The Rake.

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