Area:Lake District - Eastern Fells
Classification:Furth, Wainwright, Birkett, Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall, and HuMP
(also Sim, County Top - Historic, Fellranger, Synge, and Tump)
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 07:40, sunrise 08:21, sunset 16:23, dusk 17:04
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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Other walkers registered on our site who have already walked up this hill include: 147matt, 19wayne68, @woody, adgl (x3), adie.boyes, AGJ64 (twice), ahampson, Alan0409 (twice), albee23, Andrew McKillop, Andrewc1980, Andy Duff, Andy67, atessa, awall, bally6872, Baxtertrek, beckylindeman (twice), benbrewins, bentonrambler, bert, beth (twice), Biggeoff, bigphilr, Bilberry, Biscuits17, Boss_keloid, bryanatk, budgie, buffer, Burgpa, CAnderson3, CarlandHay, CARLOS (x13), Carolwildbird, Carvetti, ccoleby, cejackson1951, CEW (x6), charlottegetsaround, chipshot, chloealina, Chris the rambler, chrisfry35 (x9), chrismonks55@gmail.com (x3), Chuckbrick, Claren, Clarky214 (x3), clmyers, Colin M (twice), Cowles, Cydonia (twice), daleheadged, DANE2766 (x3), Daniel278, DanielleC92, Danrobinson, DanW86, darby1963, darrendixon, Darrenh, Dave Martin, Daver64 (x3), davew, Daz Graham, demig, DG123, digby, DJSibbald, domusmantell, DoTMaTrIx, Drhelenward, Drpjohnston (twice), drsylvester68, DukeNukem (x3), DuncanG22 (twice), Dunkman, eclipseandy, Econ (twice), Ejuk, elbog_20, elliemikeandotto, Entropy, Fellwalker (x4), fellwalker68 (x3), fizzerfox, Floydian1 (x5), frothyraptor, gallowshill (x7), Gary Stanley, Gary_D, GaryR, gbh (x4), gdh200, gerard.hurst, gill4rolo, Gillian7660, gilly_3886, Ginty (x3), gossy251, goth_angel, GraemeLackford, griff44, Hannahfw, Harter hod carrier (x3), Hench, henrybuckets (twice), hillbilly (x3), Hillwalker68, Howdo, Hubbards, hydrocairns, i2am2no2man (twice), iggsypoo (x4), IKW, ja5ca, JackKendall, jackyburke80@yahoo.com, James48 (twice), James82 (x4), James_scott, JamieL, Jandy (twice), Jasimo16, JasonMason, JazMeg26, jegger (x3), Jennie, JennyPeachey, Jesspeace (twice), Jimearl6, JMCM, joanne.hemming@hotmail.com, john09cw, johngraham5056@aol.com, johnwsmith51, Jojo777, JonLI, Josh1395, joturner72, jplyons (twice), js1995, JTM, jtrslade, JulesMC, Kanianne (twice), Katherined, Keithb_85, killie, King of the Tops (x4), Kingskerswell, koczur (twice), Lakeviewlad, Lambo330, Lancashire Lad (x11), lancasteruk, leedrich (twice), leetim206, lfaulder, livebox, LozJessNacho, lulatigerlily, Luly (x4), macca69 (x5), Mandbar, Mandy1836, mariablky (x3), MarjWatson (twice), mark.soulby1@btinternet.com, markhallam (x4), mattmanutd, McLeish, michaelrusman@hotmail.com, mike palmer, Mikew92 (twice), millbaggio, motley 55 (x5), mrcydixon, mrjbrister, mthurlow9@aol.com, Mum2LittleDove, munrobracket (x3), Murrell Walkers Club, Nathaniel Hillman, nature man, navdave (x3), NDGF1965, neil_h, NickiG, NicSmith1980, NigelMall, Ninjaman19, Nottspanther, Offtomorrow, On The Rivet, Orayner15, Oscar Hound, pah800 (twice), pandy (twice), Paperballpark, PaulG1952 (twice), PDB1963, penno3, peterb (x3), Peterfishwick, PipT, pjstephenson, pwb999, racheljanemchugh, Rebecca55, rjlawless, rlh1, RogerFells, Rosehip (twice), RuslandRambler (x4), russellporter12, s.lee90, Samlegg11, samross, Samrust, shane1974, SheepFarmer (twice), shivtc@yahoo.co.uk (twice), Shortnick (x3), skiddawlittleboy, Skipper, Slock, Smoo1610 (x3), Spacemonkey (twice), spookyfish, springfishblue, starfury6 (x4), Steaallan, SteelFellLover, Stephenmshanks, sterushton, Steve Britton, Steve1607 (twice), Steve18566, steve71 (x4), stevegunter, StevetheRover (x4), Stewart Sanderson, Strangerclur (x4), StuartL, Sue.campbell1@hotmail.co.uk (x3), Suecash, Susanna (x5), Sylwia J Kociemba (x4), Tabber (twice), thehappymundays, ThinArthur, ThrowerBell, tiamaria, Tiff18, Tirama, TONYL31, TonyRogerson, tonysbrown4@sky.com, Toy poodle, Traverse (twice), Tricia15, trina, Trott, ukhpr (x5), Vicksey22, vinmac, wak, walsh581, Warnettju (twice), Wayne-1977, Westcoasthiker , wezboyes@hotmail.com (twice), wilsonp776, windridge (twice), wittonweavers, wolfgangb, wrowlands3, and yorkmunrobagger (twice).

In our forum you can read the following walk reports which include this hill:

If you need accommodation we have details of 14 properties offering rooms near Helvellyn. Here are some examples:

3 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£437-2476 per week
5.1km (3.2 miles) away, sleeps 4
NC Non-Classified
£422-1367 per week
9.8km (6.1 miles) away, sleeps 8
3 Visit England Assessed Hostel or Bunkhouse
£18.50-38.85 per bed
6.8km (4.2 miles) away

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