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Sat, 09 Sept


Wythburn car park

Helvellyn Sunrise Guided Walk (Not via the hairy edges)

Welcome a new day from the majestic Helvellyn, the 3rd highest mountain in the Lake District, on our fully guided walk. A truly unforgettable experience - for all the right reasons!

Helvellyn Sunrise Guided Walk (Not via the hairy edges)
Helvellyn Sunrise Guided Walk (Not via the hairy edges)

Time & Location

09 Sept 2023, 03:15

Wythburn car park, Thirlmere, Cumbria

About the event

About the event

Join SUP & Summit on a memorable guided walk to the summit of Helvellyn, which stands at 950m and is the third highest mountain in England. The route to the summit of Helvellyn is often associated with the exposed Striding and Swirral edges - you may be glad to learn that these will be avoided on this sunrise route, instead taking the route from Thirlmere, a route offering stunning views in all directions.

You will be joined by like-minded individuals who want to challenge themselves in taking on the acclaimed Helvellyn, whilst having a novel experience under a starlit sky (fingers crossed!) and some fun!  You will be a member of a small group (maximum of 6), guided by a qualified mountain leader (first-aider and registered nurse) who will do the thinking and planning for you.

We will meet at Wythburn car park at 3.15am and after a short safety briefing and introductions, we will switch on our head torches and head towards the summit at a pace that suits the group, in time for sunrise at 6.30ish am. Once we have watched sunrise, taken photos etc., we will have the option of visiting the neighbouring summits of Nethermost Pike and Dollywagon Pike. These summits are 45-60 minutes walk away offering different views, enabling those ticking off Wainwrights to knock another two off their to-do list. From Dollywagon, we will begin our descent back to the car park.

What's included:

Leadership from qualified mountain leader / first aider 

Wonderful views (weather permitting) 

A memorable experience and sense of achievement

Cost: £45 pp

Group size: Maximum of 6

Distance:  8 miles approx

Duration: Approx. 6-7hours depending on group pace

Strenuousness level: Strenuous (refer to 'Am I fit enough?' page on website


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