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Helvellyn Sunset Walk with Adventure Trails

June 18


Take on Helvellyn, one of the tallest mountains in England, and watch the sun set over the beautiful Lake District!

Guided by the experts from Adventure Trails, climb Helvellyn on a Summer evening on Saturday 18th June, watch what has to be one of the most beautiful sunsets possible, and make your descent in the moonlight for a spectacular and unique adventure.

It costs just £35 to sign up with a commitment to raise a minimum of £150 in sponsorship – secure your place below.


Quick facts

Distance; 16km, 10 miles

Total ascent; 920m, 3020ft

Duration; 6-8 hours, including time to enjoy the sunset on the summit.

Difficulty; 3 out of 5

Peaks summited; Whiteside, Lower Man and Helvellyn (950m)


The route

Join us on this wonderful sunset hike up England’s 3rd highest mountain, Helvellyn at the height of Summer. The event is lead by fully qualified and experienced Mountain Leaders.

Meeting point is the main car park in Glenridding village where toilets and facilities are available. We set off up Glenridding Common. As we gain some height we can enjoy amazing views back over Ullswater, perhaps the prettiest of the large lakes in the Lake District. At this point we are still in daylight and the guides will talk you through loads of interesting facts about the local area.

This route takes in 3 peaks, Whiteside, Lower Man and Helvellyn, all of which form part of the Helvellyn Range. From this point we enjoy perhaps the finest view in the Lake District (subject to weather of course!). We can enjoy panoramic views from the Southern Fells, through the Central fells including Scafell Pike right up to the Northern Fell. The sun will set behind the main Central fells giving amazing photo opportunities. Whilst on the summit plateau we can also look down over the nearby, infamous Striding and Swirral Edges through the dusk. Even though we are not going on the Edges, we still get to enjoy them!

After the sunset we then head back down on a similar route to our ascent using head torches, enjoying the moonlight (again, subject to weather!).

Final details will be sent out 10 days before the event.

What you will receive 

  • Route planned and guided by Adventure Trails
  • Photos at the top and at the end of the hike
  • First aid trained professionals
  • Personalised certificate
  • A goody bag
  • Prosecco at the end!


Kit list

    • Walking boots or shoes. Some that will give you sufficient support and good grip.
    • Waterproof jacket (with hood) and waterproof trousers (or overtrousers). Basic shell ones are fine.
    • Headtorch Ensure it works OK and will have sufficient batteries.
    • Suitable clothing for hiking. Base layer/ T shirt (not cotton). Fleece layer. Comfortable walking trousers (no jeans).
    • Snacks/ food
    • Drink 1 litre minimum recommended.
    • Hat and gloves
  • Back pack to carry it all in
  • Optional; Trekking poles


If you would like any further details please call 01524 382538 or email Roz here.

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Helvellyn Sunset Walk
£ 35.00


June 18
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