Helvellyn (Summit Hiking Challenge)

Summit Height
Grid Reference
NY 34254 15105
Local 3 Peaks Challenge

Helvellyn (Summit Hiking Challenge) is part of a Local 3 Peaks Challenge.


For some summits, the precise location cannot be reached. You can still bag the summit by getting as close as safe and legally possible.
Always remember to take into account weather conditions and the abilities of your family.

Take a Look
Helvellyn and Fairfield
Trig point & summit ridge, Helvellyn
Footpath on Striding Edge

Photo: Helvellyn and Fairfield – A zoom shot of the ranges from Swirl How about 17 km away. The sunlit snow-free Lingmoor Fell appears through the notch of Swirl Hawse. Photo Credit: © Copyright Karl and Ali and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Photo: Trig point & summit ridge, Helvellyn – The best time to visit Helvellyn before the heat of the day. This picture was taken just after 7 am in morning. Photo Credit: © Copyright Colin Park and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Photo: Footpath on Striding Edge with Helvellyn summit in the background – Photo Credit: © Copyright David Gearing and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.


This is the summit of Helvellyn, which is part of the Lake District 3 Peaks Hiking Challenge.

Our Review

Here are some walking routes up to Helvellyn.

Helvellyn Walking Routes

Here you can find a collection of routes up Helvellyn on Mud and Routes.  Including, GPS routes you can download.

  • Helvellyn via Striding Edge
  • Helvellyn via Catstye Cam and Swirral Edge
  • Helvellyn from Wythburn
  • Helvellyn from Thirlmere
  • Helvellyn via the Pony Path and Keppel cove
  • Helvellyn via Sticks Pass from Glenridding
  • Helvellyn via Grisedale Tarn and Dollywagon Pike from Patterdale

View Helvellyn Walking Routes

Helvellyn via Striding Edge

You can watch a video from Julia Bradbury from the Outdoor Guide.  Click here to view the route.

Striding Ridge Route Map

View Helvellyn via Striding Edge


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Planning your visit

Carparking can be found at Swirls Car park, Keswick CA12 4TW.

How to get here

Here’s where you can find Helvellyn (Summit Hiking Challenge).

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