Helvellyn

Area:Lake District - Eastern Fells
County:Cumberland/Westmorland and Furness
Country:England
Classification:Furth, Wainwright, Birkett, Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall, HuMP, and High Hill of Britain
(also Clem, County Top - Current County and Unitary Authority, Fellranger, Synge, Sim, County Top - Historic, and Tump)
Height:949.8m (with a drop of 713.4m)
Maps:OL5(S) Explorer or 90 Landranger
Grid Ref:NY342151         Hills nearby: 5km 10km 20km
Summit:cairn near stone shelter - photos
Notes:trig point is slightly lower
Daylight:dawn 04:08, sunrise 04:57, sunset 21:19, dusk 22:08
External links:Wikipedia

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Helvellyn Trig point
Helvellyn Trig point


The highest peak on the fabulous north - south ridge stretching from near Ambleside to Thelkeld. Breaking the craggy east side are the ridges of Striding Edge, and Swirrel Edge which drop down to Glenridding and Patterdale. The west drops gently down to the picturesque Thirlmere reservoir.

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