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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