Wednesday 19th September 2007
walk was an invitation from Sean from the Striding
Edge.net web site to join Angus, Casper and himself on a walk up onto
Helvellyn via Striding Edge. I was offered a lift to the start of the walk
by two fellow OFC
& Roger Hiley who were also planning on walking with Sean. Having
done Great Dodd the day before I was never certain that I would make it as
far as Helvellyn but I decided to give it a go and see how it went.
Start: Patterdale (NY 3928 1615)
Route: Patterdale - Hole-in-the-Wall - Birkhouse Moor - Red Tarn - Greenside Road - Glenridding
Distance: 7.5 miles Ascent: 655 metres Time Taken: 5 hours 15 minutes
Weather: A wet start that cleared to blue sky and sunshine.
Pub visited: White Lion, Patterdale Ale Drunk: Tirrell Brewery, Old Faithful
A wet view of Grisedale Valley as we start up the track to the Hole-in-the-Wall.
Looking towards the head of Grisedale Valley. Is that blue sky I can see?
Sunshine, not something we expected to see at the start of the walk.
Looking rather wet at the Hole-in-the-Wall.
The Striding Edge team.
The rest of the group start making their way up Striding Edge.
Striding Edge & Catsycam from Birkhouse Moor.
The cloud starts to clear from Striding Edge.
Looking up Kepple Cove from Birkhouse Moor.
Place Fell with Loadpot Hill behind.
Looking towards High Street.
The cloud starts to lift from Helvellyn.
Heading towards Red Tarn.
Helvellyn across Red Tarn.
Raise from the path down to Greenside mines.
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