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From YHA Derwent to YHA Patterdale

A strenuous walk (mountain (above 600m)) in national park Lake District starting and finishing in Cumbria, England, about 20.89km (12.98 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 7:30. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 973m (3192ft)
Loss 920m (3018ft)
Max. Elevation 940m (3083ft)
Elevation (total) 1893m (6210ft)
Start
Keswick
End
Patterdale, Penrith, Cumbria, England
Distance 20.89km
(12.98mi)
Duration ~7:30
Difficulty  
Strenuous
Created by Anonymous Walker on 26 Sep 2011
It's a long straight walk to arrive ar the Thirlspot pub, then a walk over Helvellyn via one of the steepest gills in the Lakes to Patterdale.

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Walk Map

Waypoints

OS Grid NY268200
Start from the YHA and head down to the main road. Follow the lake towards Keswick.
Great Wood About 1.13 km (~0.7 miles) from
OS Grid NY270211
Turn left towards the Great Wood. A slight slope - mind the branches!
Towards Castlerigg About 1.56 km (~0.97 miles) from
OS Grid NY280223
At the last crossing, head north towards the field.
Towards Castlerigg 2 About 0.53 km (~0.33 miles) from
OS Grid NY285223
Walk across the field and cross the road.
Castlerigg About 0.43 km (~0.27 miles) from
OS Grid NY287227
Keep going over the field towards the main road.
Towards Thirlspot 1 About 2.49 km (~1.55 miles) from
OS Grid NY299205
Follow the road - the bus is an option for this part.
Ttowards Thirlspot 2 About 1.97 km (~1.22 miles) from
OS Grid NY316194
As before - you can skip this bit by catching a bus.
Towards Thirlspot 3 About 1.69 km (~1.05 miles) from
OS Grid NY316177
You can head to the pub for lunch.
Towards Helvellyn 1 About 0.50 km (~0.31 miles) from
OS Grid NY321179
A steep ascent; pass the stone wall.
Towards Helvellyn 2 About 1.20 km (~0.75 miles) from
OS Grid NY316168
Way down to the parking space; follow the stone wall.
Towards Helvellyn 3 About 2.43 km (~1.51 miles) from
OS Grid NY337154
Follow a clear but steep path, it's agood 1.5 hour ascent.
Helvellyn About 0.62 km (~0.39 miles) from
OS Grid NY342150
Plateau to the top - take your hat, glove and fleece!
Striding Edge About 0.80 km (~0.5 miles) from
OS Grid NY349149
After a very steep slope, the first part of Striding Edge is to go on top of the boulder.
Towards Patterdale About 1.07 km (~0.66 miles) from
OS Grid NY358155
Follow the length of the edge, then a nice, straightforward path.
Towards Patterdale 1 About 2.27 km (~1.41 miles) from
OS Grid NY381159
A nice path down, and well marked.
Towards Patterdale 2 About 0.35 km (~0.22 miles) from
OS Grid NY382156
The path goes to the kissing gate, then continue down the road.
Towards Patterdale 3 About 1.10 km (~0.68 miles) from
OS Grid NY392161
Follow the track to the main road, then turn right.
YHA Patterdale About 0.75 km (~0.47 miles) from
OS Grid NY398156
The main road takes you to the YHA and the end of the walk.

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