Guided Walk: Helvellyn from Swirls

Group on a hillside on a guided walk in the Lake District

27 August 2019

Follow Helvellyn Gill up to the summit with its dramatic and wide-ranging views. Descend by Birk Side returning by the forest path above Thirlmere. Includes one Wainwright.

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Find out about the 214 'Wainwright' fells

  • Starts from: Swirls car park at 10:00 am
    see start point descriptions here.
  • Grid reference: NY 316 168
  • Price: Adult £15, child free
  • Parking charges apply
  • Length: 11.0 km, 6.8 miles
  • Total ascent: 500 m (cumulative height from start point to finish point).
  • Highest point: 950 m
  • Duration: 6.0 hours
  • Grade: Very hard
  • Grade description: Long, full-day mountain walks of 10 – 19 km (6 – 12 miles). Expect sustained, occasionally very steep ascents and descents over loose, slippery rocky ground. Possibly some scrambling. A high level of fitness and stamina is required. If in doubt, we strongly recommend trying a hard grade walk first. Not suitable for children with limited experience of fell walking.
  • Well behaved dogs on leads and guide dogs are welcome.

Please check our list of what to wear and bring. There’s more information in our FAQs to help make the most of your time.

If we have to cancel a walk we will post a notice of cancellation on the listing.

Please, note terms and conditions apply.

Group on a hillside on a guided walk in the Lake District

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