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Dollywaggon Pike

Dollywaggon Pike



Grid Reference: NY 34629 13063
Height: 858 metres/2815 feet

"Here are silent recesses rarely visited by walkers but well worth a detailed exploration."
A.W Wainwright

To the south of Helvellyn the ridge crosses first the summit of Nethermost Pike before reaching the fine summit of Dollywaggon Pike, a fine summit with good views over the crags of Ruthwaite Cove and Nethermost Pike.

To the south of Dollywaggon Pike the ridge descends to Grisedale Tarn from where paths lead to the summits of Saint Sundays Crag, Fairfield and Seat Sandal.

The eastern shoulder of Dollywaggon Pike is a fine route, a rocky ridge climbs from above Ruthwaite Beck climbing along The Tongue directly to the summit of Dollywaggon Pike.

 

 

  1. Above the cloud on the path to Helvellyn

    Helvellyn from Wythburn: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    One of the easier ascents of Helvellyn with little exposure

    Distance: 11km / 7 miles
    Ascent: 940m / 3000ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. Looking back to Helvellyn from the ridge towards White Side

    The Helvellyn Ridge Walk: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long linear walk taking in all the summits along the main Helvellyn ridge north of Grasmere

    Distance: 20km / 12 miles
    Ascent: 1330m / 4390ft
    Duration: 8 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  3. Wastwater, a welcome sight at the end of day 3

    The Bob Graham 5 Day Challenge: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
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    The infamous 42 peak circuit of the Lakes, we cover the route over 5 days

    Distance: 115km / 72 miles
    Ascent: 8200m / 27000ft
    Duration: 5 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  4. The sun rising from Dollywagon Pike

    Helvellyn Overnight Walk: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    The chance to watch the sun rise from the summit of Helvellyn

    Distance: 11km / 7 miles
    Ascent: 940m / 3000 ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 8:1
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  5. Fairfield from St Sundays Crag

    Helvellyn & Fairfield from Patterdale: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
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    A wonderful long day in the fells, exposed ridges and rugged scenery throughout

    Distance: 19.5km / 12 miles
    Ascent: 1500m / 5000ft
    Duration: 8 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 8:1
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