Helvellyn Hike

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Saturday 13 July 2024


Helvellyn, Cumbria





Take on the trek

Helvellyn is one of the nations favourite walks in the Lake district. With spectacular panoramic views of Thirlmere and Striding Edge this will be a walk you’ll never forget!

This is a 15km walk, taking approximately five to six hours to complete.

The guided circular route will start from the east side of Thirlmere which offers a steadier climb to the peak of Helvellyn, before descending to Grisedale Tarn. This route will avoid the more exposed Swirral and Striding Edge.

Secure your spot

When you sign up

When you purchase your place, we’ll send you a free GNAAS t-shirt as thank you so you can wear it on the day!

We’re asking you to raise £100 in sponsorship. This sponsorship will help us continue our mission to provide pre-hospital care to the people in the North.

We’ll send you all the information you need to start your fundraising and to prepare for the challenge, look out for emails from us as well as your fundraising pack which will include a kit list, this will have everything you’ll need to take with you! You can also find this below.

Great North Explore kit list

Terms and conditions

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Helvellyn Hike, frequently asked questions

Are dogs allowed?
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Yes! As long as your four-legged friend can comfortably go this distance, they’re more than welcome to join the walk. Please remember to bring their water and nutrition.

How fast do I have to walk?
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The walk normally takes between five to six hours but is very much dependant on the whole group. We will walk at the pace of the slowest person!

What should I wear?
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We can’t predict the weather, so let’s hope for the best but prepare for all scenarios! Lots of layers allow you to find a comfortable temperature throughout the walk; a technical top, fleece, and lightweight waterproof are good go-to items.

Most importantly, make sure you have some sensible footwear – a pair of walking shoes you have worn comfortably before, with good grip to tackle the terrain.

Should I bring anything with me?
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Yes, you will need to bring some essential items. We will send a list of everything needed, including food, hot drinks and a personal first aid kit

Are there any toilets?
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The car park has a toilet block, however once we leave the car park I’m afraid it’s wild pee’s!  Please ensure you come with any toiletries you need

Are children allowed?
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Due to the challenging steep sections and length you must be 12+ to join the walk. Under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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