Friday 7th April 2006


Start Point : End of Greenside Road by the bunkhouse / youth hostel


Distance : 6.6 miles          Height Ascended : 820 metres


Route Map


Our first view of Catstye Cam from the path next to the upper reaches of Glenridding Beck


The path leading to Red Tarn (hidden) that is cradled by the surrounds of Striding Edge, Helvelyn and Swirral Edge


The approach to Swirral Edge


Looking down Glenridding Beck to Ullswater from Catstye Cam – Glenridding Screes (l), Birkhouse Moor (r)


Lower Man viewed from the summit of Catstye Cam


Striding Edge (Fairfield summit ridge visible behind), Helvelyn and Red Tarn


Swirral Edge and Lower Man from Catstye Cam


A wider view……………..


On the way down from Catstye Cam


Helvelyn summit cairn


Catstye Cam, Swirral Edge & Helvelyn


A closer view of the snow cornice on the east facing slope of Helvelyn


Lower Man, Whiteside & Raise


Swirral Edge Helvelyn


Looking back to Catstye Cam, Swirral Edge & Helvelyn from near Lower Man


Looking down the path from Lower Man up to Whiteside


Looking west across Browncove Crags


A wider view looking towards Keswick – Skiddaw and Blencathra to the far right


The ridge above Browncove Crags


Sunburst on Glenridding Common and Sheffield Pike


Looking back on our descent from Lower Man


Bruce taking in the view....


Helvelyn and Lower Man from the ‘pile of stones’ marking the path up to Whiteside


Kepple Cove - old dam lower left, Catstye Cam to the right


A last look back - up Brown Cove to Helvelyn and Lower Man 

from the path down from Whiteside to Glenridding Common


Bruce posing below Catstye Cam…………..


Greenside Road seen leading to the Youth Hostel buildings and our start point today

(photo by Duncan) – Place Fell in the middle distance and a glimpse of Ullswater