Britains favourite walks – Helvellyn

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Britains favourite walks - HelvellynHelvellyn is no1…

According to the Great British public, Helvellyn in the Lake District has been voted number one in a poll of 100 amazing walks.

The program featured the best places to walk across the country, with routes voted on by the public. The program was first broadcast on ITV on Tuesday 30th January at 7.30pm – if you missed it, you can still watch Julia Bradbury and Ore Oduba on ITV Player while the program is still available.

Helvellyn is England’s third Highest peak; the highest being Scafell Pike, which is also featured in the top ten, coming in at number five.

…….. THE ROUTE …….

(Please use a map and plan your own route carefully, this is only a short roundup description)

Either a circular or linear route can be taken from Glenridding carpark, which is the most popular start/end point.

Photo of Woman hiking Helvellyn by Matt Heaton

However you’re planning on walking Helvellyn, always go prepared for the worst elements, even on a sunny day. Always carry a map, full waterproofs, torch (preferably a head-torch), food and water. Also check out our range of Helvellyn cottages for a cosy base camp in the Lakes.

Route up Helvellyn

Our suggested map for this route is OS Landranger 90 – Get it on the OS website HERE
If you’re planning your walking trip up Helvellyn this year, check out some of our nearby cottages HERE
If you loved seeing Max and Paddy on the program, follow them HERE
See Walk Number 4 – CAT BELLS
See Walk Number 5 – SCAFELL PIKE