Hellvellyn Route – Is this the best route?
I’d start in Martindale, climb up to bordale hause, then descend to patterdale. Up Helvellyn as you describe, down Dollywagon to Grisedale and down grisedale beck. Then return via ullswater singletrack (south shore of Ullswater).
Sticks pass is ace, but if you’re doing Helvellyn you may as well do Dollywagon.Posted 4 years agoedlongMember
Yup, Ullswater south to north is the way we always ride it. The Boredale Hause descent to patterdale is ace – make sure you head north west at the top of boredale hause. The descent heading southwest towards Kirkstone is boring.
Ullswater path is bloody good fun in either direction, and very much what he ^ said about the descent from Boredale Hause, turn right (NW)for fun, left (SW)for a very dull track.Posted 4 years agoir_banditoSubscriber
As has been said, Dollywagon is a challenging descecnt, but from Grisedale is good.
Sticks Pass is ace, if you don’t mind the there-and-back factor after going up Keppel Cove.
As for Bordale Hause, climbing from Bridgend (south) is a better surface, mostly rideable, easily pushable. For the same reason that the descnet north to Patterdale is better! As for the other side, over Beda Fell to Dalehead has got to be the winner, bit more climbing, so a bigger descent.
My bro-in-law on Beda Fell to Dale Head:
Posted 4 years agoblandMember
Plan on doing Hellvellyn on Sunday and the route i have in mind is
Start in Martindale
Around Ullswater Bridleway
Patterdale – Glenridding
Up old mine track to Keppel Cove
Dollywagon to Grisedale Tarn
Down Grisedale to Patterdale
And then there seems to be two options with a bale out option of returning via Ullswater bridleway
Option 1 – Upto Boredale Haus and down to Dale Head
Option 2 – Upto Boredale Hause and down to Boredale Head
Which is the best final descent? And any other suggestions? Did look at Sticks Pass descent but grisedale and dollywagon looks betterPosted 4 years ago
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