Helvellyn

Start point: Lay-by on the A591 (NY 316 173)

Thirlspot – Swirls – Browncove Crags – Helvellyn Helvellyn Lower ManWhite Side Brown Crag (540) – Thirlspot

Distance: 5.6 miles     Total Ascent: 860 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours

Weather: Overcast but clear. 15ºC.

It has been fantastic over the last few weeks to receive so much support from everyone about our new venture in Bowness, both by e-mail and in person at the shop – really lovely to meet everyone who has visited. We all know that fell walking people are warm hearted! Special mention must be made of the Gunter family from Florida in the USA who have followed the site almost since the beginning – I would love to say they flew in specially to see me, but that’s not quite true although the whole family did make a special journey during their holidays to visit the shop – thanks for coming and I’m sorry I missed you that day.

Today’s walk was to Helvellyn for the second time during June; the reason for that was to climb my penultimate Birkett peak, Brown Crag. The clarity today was quite striking even though it was overcast with long clear views for mile after mile.

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