Sunday, 2nd May 2010




Walk: Birkhouse Moor and Helvellyn
Start Point: Glenridding Grid Reference: NY 386 169
Distance: 11 miles Ascent: 3,100 feet
Time: 6 hours    
Weather: A dry day but very cold in parts.
Comments: A group of five set off from a busy Glenridding car park on a cool dry morning. After climbing to the top of Birkhouse Moor we continued on to find a sheltered spot, just before Striding Edge, for elevenses (and a few flakes of snow). We proceeded over Striding Edge then joined the throng of people on top of Helvellyn. With fantastic views in all directions we decided to stay high up for longer than originally planned and continued on to Sticks Pass via Lower Man and Raise. We then made our way back down to the cars, having had a dry and breezy day on the hills.

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Looking back to Glenridding as we start the climb to Little Tove


Clear path heading up through Little Tove


Helvellyn comes into view


Birkhouse Moor


Striding Edge on the left . . .


and again


John leads the way over Striding Edge


The final climb at the end of Striding Edge


Looking back down Striding Edge


Still snow on a very busy Helvellyn


The summit of Raise


Dropping down to Sticks Pass . . .


and descending down Sticks Pass


Glenridding comes into view

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