Helvellyn 10

Walk the superb but challenging Helvellyn ridge from end to end taking in 10 mountain peaks along the way.  This Lake District Mountain Challenge Event is without question one of the best walks in the National Park and one which offers stunning views across the entire Lake District to the West coast and beyond.  The 10 mountain peaks are:

1. Clough Head 726m
2. Great Dodd 857m
3. Watson's Dodd 789m
4. Stybarrow Dodd 843m
5. Raise 883m
6. Helvellyn 950m
7. Catstye Cam 890m or St Sunday Crag 841m
8. Nethermost Pike 891m
9. High Crag 884m
10. Dollywaggon Pike 858m

The route:

27km within 12 hours -

Option 1: Start above the village of Dockray at High Row in the Ullswater valley.  Follow an old coach road to the foot of the first mountain peak Clough Head where the challenge event really begins.  This event option includes a descent of Swirral Edge to Catstye Cam and then an ascent of the classic scramble on Striding Edge to the summit of Helvellyn.  Finish at the White Lion Pub in Patterdale.

Option 2: Walk the full mountain ridge avoiding Swirral/Striding Edge and Catstye Cam but including St Sunday Crag before descending into Patterdale.

We provide:

  • Evening briefing prior to the challenge
  • Highly experienced instructors & guides
  • Technical equipment and clothing 
  • Logistical support
  • Catering and refreshments throughout the event
  • Photo memoir of your event
  • 15% off at Cotswold Outdoor

Lake District Lodge Accommodation:

Due to the lengthy duration of the event we advise people to stay in the local area the night before and after, and for those looking for a self-catering option we have our own lodge available for private hire.  Our Lakeland Lodge provides basic but comfortable communal accommodation for up to 12 people.  For groups interested in alternative accommodation we can source a variety of options.

For further details on our Helvellyn 10 Mountain Challenge and our other Lake District events please contact us on 017684 86465.

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At A Glance

Price Per Person: From £100+vat

Activity Level: 2A
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Dates: Year round

Group Size: 1+

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