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Low visibility and high winds

Shame I had no view at all! Final climb up from grisedale end in very low usability and high winds... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lisa C
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Super views

Feels like a hard walk up but worth it for the excellent views. Steep descent at the end. And wide... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Patterdale, England

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shame I had no view at all! Final climb up from grisedale end in very low usability and high winds. Came down at the opposite end, and straight down. Steep and not on a path. Quick descent!

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Feels like a hard walk up but worth it for the excellent views. Steep descent at the end. And wide safe path.

Thank Lmharwood
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

If you choose a good day, and I did, this is a beautiful walk. The views are superb in every direction. Having said that, never underestimate such a walk. It's not easy but the rewards are plenty.

Thank Lukajoreb
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Arduous climb but the views of Ullswater were worth it. If Helvellyn isn't for you, St Sunday may be. If you prefer to hike the valley floor, that is very beautiful also.

Thank wilm840
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Great lakeland fell which we ascended from Patterdale. Quite steep but easy enough path. We carried on over the summit and took the path down to Grizedale Tarn and back along the valley. Long walk but very scenic. Good views from the top of Helvellyn...More

Thank MrandMrsRo
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Great climb up to the crag from Birks, and then the path over Deepdale Hause and Cofa Pike is sublime.

Thank broccolihead
Reviewed 21 October 2016

There are several routes. We chose the route from Patterdale Hotel, through Glenamara Park to Thornhow end and the NE ridge, we descended over Birks and Arnison Crag. It was a fairly straight forward route on reasonable paths, stepped on the steep ascent. It was...More

Thank Tamw0rth2
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Great walk up to faurfield and then down over St Sunday Crag, lovely views of helvelyn and striding edge, but so much quieter, saw a handful of people.

Thank booby1961
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Helvelyn gets all the attention because it's higher and has Striding Edge but I think this is the better hike because you can see both sides off the ridge and you also get to look any Helvelyn if it's not surrounded by clouds. The view...More

Thank DavidinEssex
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Completed this on 18th August, beautiful day and views to die for all round. Tough trek for three overweight middle age guys, but take your time and it's worth it. Magnificent views of Ullswater, Grisedale Tarn and Hellvellyn. Took us about 7 hours (taking it...More

Thank Allister16
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