Start point: Lay by opposite Swirls Car Park (NY 315 170)

Swirls – Browncove Crags – Helvellyn Helvellyn Lower ManWhite SideRaise – Swirls

Distance: 6.3 miles     Total Ascent: 920 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours

Weather: Cold and clear with temperature inversion. 5°C

It ended up being a day of two halves with the weather, but I really couldn’t have expected anything better than the cold and clear weather complete with a temperature inversion that covered the whole of the south Lakes that I managed to see from the summit of Helvellyn. Later the inversion lifted and completely enveloped me making it a completely different walk during the latter stages.

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