Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Cumbria  /  Lake District  /  Nature  /  Helvellyn

Helvellyn, Lake District

(120+ reviews on the web)
Mountain
Helvellyn is a mountain in the English Lake District, the highest point of the Helvellyn range, a north-south line of mountains to the north of Ambleside, between the lakes of Thirlmere and Ullswater.Helvellyn is the third-highest point both in England and in the Lake District, and access to Helvellyn is easier than to the two higher peaks of Scafell Pike and Sca Fell. The scenery includes three deep glacial coves and two sharp-topped ridges on the eastern side .The volcanic rocks of which the mountain is made were formed in the caldera of an ancient volcano, many of them in violently explosive eruptions, about 450 million years ago during the Ordovician period. During the last ice age these rocks were carved by glaciers to create the landforms seen today.Since the end of the last ice age, small populations of arctic-alpine plants have survived in favourable spots on rock ledges high in the eastern coves. Rare to Britain species of alpine butterfly, the Mountain Ringlet, also live on and around Helvellyn.
It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Helvellyn and many more Patterdale attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Patterdale trip builder.
Source
Create a full Patterdale itinerary

(Patterdale is the nearest city to Helvellyn)

map

Plan your trip to Lake District

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Lake District by other users

2 days in Lake District BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Windermere BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Lake District BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 43 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in England BY A USER FROM CHILE February, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: February, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Lake District BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 49 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 12 days in United Kingdom SEE PLAN September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in United Kingdom SEE PLAN September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Lake District BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Northern England BY A USER FROM SERBIA July, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 50 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Start from Glenridding, the whole journey is a fairy tale and the Striding Edge..just beautiful!! highly recommend!!  more »
  • Sometimes hair-raising ascent along Striding Edge in hill-fog, stumbling across monuments to those who didn't make it ( not very encouraging!) , but worth it for the euphoric feeling of reaching the p...  more »
  • We didn't have the best weather for climbing Helvellyn but that certainly didn't put us off!! We had a great day walking and taking in all the lovely views (we were up Swirrels Edge), it wasn't even t...  more »