27th October 2005

A long walk taking in nine fells from Glanridding.


Walk Overview
Time 08.20 to 14.40
Duration 6 hr 20 min
Distance 13 mile
Ascent 4505 ft
Walking with On my own
Glenridding - Glenridding Dodd - Sheffield Pike - White Stones - Hart Side - Stybarrow Dodd - Sticks Pass - Raise - White Side - Helvellyn Lower Man - Helvellyn - Swirral Edge - Catstye Cam - Red Tarn - Greenside Mines - Glenridding
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Glenridding Steamers

A trip on Glenridding Steamers seems to be high on the list of many visitors to the Lake District and the car park reflects this. I know I've used this car park a few times as a starting point for a walk, but I wouldn't even try to get parked here unless it were early morning or a last resort because everywhere else was full.

Needless to say there is a charge (by the hour).


Route Map

Looking down to the col between Glenridding Dodd and Heron Pike, taken just below Glenridding Dodd summit.
I hadn't gained a lot of height yet, but the strong gusting wind was already starting to have an effect, by the time I reached Sheffield Pike the wind was making the walk a lot harder then it should have been.

From the opposite side looking back to Glenridding Dodd and Ullswater.

Catstye Cam and the Helvellyn fells under cloud with Raise on the right of the picture.

Glencoyne Head and White Stones from the wet area below Sheffied Pike.

Raise and Sticks Gill.
The path up to Glencoyne Head runs very close to a disused quarry (just on the other side of this post) which wouldn't be a good place to get too close to during poor visibility.

A hazy view towards Great Mell Fell. Taken from Hart Side.

Looking back to Hart Side from the route to Stybarrow Dodd.

Stybarrow Dodd summit with Great Dodd and Blencathra (under the white cloud) behind.

The highest point on Sticks Pass and looking back along the path I took from Stybarrow Dodd.

White Side from Raise.

Looking back to Raise from the path up to White Side.
The path running off to the right of the picture runs above Kepple Cove then down to Greenside Mines and Glenridding Beck. It can act as a good escape route if you need to get off the ridge in a hurry.

Helvellyn Lower Man.

Looking down the bottom half of Swirral Edge to Catstye Cam.

From Catstye Cam summit with Greenside Beck running between Sheffield Pike and Birkhouse Moor.
The path on the left of the beck is the lower part of the path I mentioned earlier. The one on the right of the beck is the path I used today.

Red Tarn and Swirral Edge.
From this point on I was out of the wind and it was like walking on a summers day, only a couple of months late.

Greenside Beck and Sheffield Pike.

Part of the large sheepfold / enclosure next to the point where Red Tarn Beck joins forces with Glenridding Beck.

The view from Greenside Road.

Place Fell from Rake Cottages on Greenside Road.

Looking over a very full Ullswater to Angle Tarn Pikes.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks