Birkhouse Moor, Helvellyn, White Side, Raise, Stybarrow Dodd, Sheffield Pike & Glenridding Dodd

Friday 24th July 2015

A terrific days walk, I parked on the roadside just outside of Glenridding and followed the Mires Beck path up to Birkhouse Moor. After that it was over to the well known 'Hole in the Wall' and the very well known Striding Edge. It's a truly exhiliarating ridge walk with steep falls on either side down to Red Tarn on the North and Grisedale on the South. But the weather was fine and dry and there was very little breeze, so everything was straightforward. After the airy High Spying How it was onto the 'Chimney' and then a 'mild' scramble up to the top where the Helvellyn plateau can be reached, with it's small summit cairn, cross shaped wind shelter and trig point (which most seem to think is the actual summit - but does it really matter ?).

After a brief break it was onto White Side via Helvellyn Little Man - then Raise, Stybarrow Dodd, Sheffield Pike and downhill to Glenridding Dodd before reaching Glenridding again,

A great day out !

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Distance: 12.8 miles
Duration: 7:30 hours
Ascent: 4405 ft
Difficulty: Hard
Accompanied By: On my Own
Weather: Dry am, drizzle pm

3D outline of route