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Car park, behind Wythburn church, Thirlmere

Undoubtedly most people park here to begin an ascent of the ever popular Helvellyn fells. Speaking personally, the path from here on to the Helvellyn ridge via Birk side is my favourite route up to the Helvellyn ridge.

There is a charge for this car park and it does tend to ful up prety quickly at all times of year.

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The number of walks to choose from is 5

5th October 2013
  Nethermost Pike to Clough Head 13.4 mile 4400 ft
Wythburn Church - Birkside - Nethermost Pike - Swallow Scarth - Helvellyn - Helvellyn Lower Man - White Side - Raise - Sticks Pass (top of) - Stybarrow Dodd - Watson's Dodd - Great Dodd - Calfhow Pike - Clough Head - Old Coach Road - Wanthwaite
 

2nd February 2008
  Wintry conditions on Helvellyn 6.8 mile 3050 ft
Wythburn Church - Birk Side - Swallow Scarth - Helvellyn - Browncove Crags - Swirls Car Park - Forestry path above Thirlmere - Wythburn Church
 

3rd March 2007
  A much quieter route to an almost deserted Helvellyn 7 mile 3500 ft
Wythburn - Whelpside Gill - Brownrigg Well - Helvellyn - Nethermost Pike - Dollywaggon Pike - Grisedale Tarn - Seat Sandal - Dunmail Raise - Wythburn
 

25th December 2006
  Ding Dong merrily on high - Wythburn to Stanah via the Helvellyn ridge 6.5 mile 3166 ft
Wythburn Church - Birk Side - Nethermost Pike - Helvellyn - Helvellyn Lower Man - White Side - Raise - Sticks Pass - Stanah
 

28th March 2004
  Grisedale Tarn and Seat Sandal from Wythburn Church. 6.2 mile 2277 ft
Wythburn Church - Raise Beck - Grisedale Tarn - Grisedale Hause - Seat Sandal - Raise Beck - Wythburn Church
 

 



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Lake District Walks