Photos - Helvellyn, Ullswater and the Eastern Fells

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One of the most popular mountains in the Lake District, even the name seems to draw people to Helvellyn. However it's justifiably a favourite and for those comfortable with exposure, the ascent up and along Striding Edge is probably the finest and best known ridge walk in England. Helvellyn is also usually the first to be blessed with snow and the last to lose it - heavy cornices build up on the Eastern face and can last until summer. Further east around Haweswater, famous for the drowned village of Mardale, things get quieter and less well trodden, but the scenery is no less attractive and and equally dramatic in places.

Blog posts featuring Helvellyn, Ullswater and the Eastern Fells

Thirlmere and Raven Crag

Raven Crag is a popular place for walkers, climbers and wild campers. The direct path gets you up there quickly, and the views over Thirlmere to Helvellyn are a Lake District classic... (read more)

Deepdale, Greenhow End and a tree

It's easy to be drawn back to familiar photographic memories, and I think I ended up wandering alone down Deepdale at a similar time to this last year... (read more)

Winter settles

So far this winter we've had 2 isolated days of snow in the Lake District before a rapid thaw... (read more)

Winter clings on…

As I write this I'm listening to the sleety rain lashing the windows, and crashes of things being hurled around the garden that probably shouldn't be hurling around the garden... (read more)


Under timid grey skies that threatened nothing more than frustrating spits of rain, I headed into Deepdale with the the finest of plans - none at all... (read more)