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Postby Phooooey » Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:51 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Dollywaggon Pike, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike

Hewitts included on this walk: Dollywaggon Pike, Helvellyn

Date walked: 05/09/2010

Time taken: 6

Distance: 11 km

Ascent: 987m

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Dunmail Raise - Dollywagon Pike - Nethermost Pike - Helvellyn

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Another lovely sunny Sunday in the Lakes ! This week my father was leading a walk on behalf of the Morecambe & Heysham Fellwalking Club and Helvellyn was on the To Do list so I joined a small group of 6 at Dunmail Raise around 10-30.
Damson is ready for the climb on stile at Dunmail Raise
Our path took us up the pass following the stream to Grizedale Tarn under the impressive shadow of Fairfield and then left up the zig zag path to the summit of Dollywagon Pike.
Following stream up to Grizedale Tarn
At Grizedale Tarn
My fellow walkers for today on flanks of Dollywagon Pike
Damson on Dollywagon with St Sundays in background
From here it was a ramble along the ridges over Nethermost and onto summit of Helvellyn.
Dad and Damson on Helvellyn
Damson over Swirral Edge
Gang over Striding Edge
There were plenty of people clambering over Striding and Swirral Edges but we turned around and headed back down west flank towards southern tip of Thirlmere and route back to the cars.
Heading back down to Thirlmere
"Last of The Summer Wine" moment as we stop for a brew
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