At A Glance

Distance: 11.4 miles
Ascent: 1,130m
Duration: 6-7 hours
Group Ratio: 1:10
Price: £35.00 per person

Why choose this walk?

  • Climb Helvellyn and experience a sunset from the summit of Britain’s favourite mountain
  • Summit 5 peaks on a high-level traverse of the Helvellyn range
  • Explore the beautiful Grisedale Valley and Tarn
  • Experience mountain walking at night and avoid the daytime crowds
  • Enjoy some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the Lake District

Why choose Mountain Walks?

  • Unique walks and events. Discover new routes and experience new places.
  • Efficient and friendly service. We work hard to ensure your experience is extra special.
  • Hassle free. We take the stress and worry out of joining a group guided mountain walk.
  • Passionate, dedicated experts. We pride ourselves on having the very best mountain leaders to ensure you have an unforgettable experience.
  • First-class support. We are here to help you every step of the way.

Book Helvellyn Moonlight

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Event Description

Climb Helvellyn, Britain’s favourite mountain, and enjoy breathtaking views over the Lake District at sunset before heading down in the dark. The walk will take you over 5 summits on an incredible high-level traverse of the Helvellyn mountain range.

This unique guided walk is ideal for anyone wanting to experience Helvellyn away from the crowds and complete a multi-peak sunset walk. You will complete the walk as part of a small group with other like-minded walkers and enjoy an unforgettable experience on these majestic mountains.

2021 Dates:

  • Saturday 10th April 2021 (fully booked)
  • Saturday 8th May 2021
  • Friday 11th June 2021
  • Saturday 10th July 2021
  • Friday 10th September 2021


Helvellyn Moonlight Highlights:

  • Experience a spectacular sunset from Britain’s favourite mountain
  • Summit 5 peaks and traverse the Helvellyn range
  • Beautiful panoramic views across the Lake District
  • Small groups led by experienced Mountain Leaders
  • A unique walking adventure and a chance to do something different
  • Relaxed, fun and sociable group walk


Traverse 5 Summits

The route is a an 11-miles circular walk, starting and finishing in Glenridding, and takes you through the stunning Grisedale Valley, across 5 summits, and returning via Keppel Cove.

You will summit:

  • Dollywagon Pike – 858m
  • Nethermost Pike – 891m
  • Helvellyn – 950m (sunset)
  • Lower Man – 925m
  • White Side – 863m


Is this for me?

The Helvellyn Moonlight walk is ideal for individuals or small groups who are looking for a unique mountain walking experience in the Lake District. This is a challenging walk requiring a good level of fitness. You will be in small groups based on pace, so you can enjoy the experience without any pressure.

Where does it start?

You will meet your group and leaders in Glenridding which is on the edge of Ullswater in the Lake District. All the information will be sent to you by email after booking.

How to book your Helvellyn Moonlight Guided Walk

1.  Decide which date you would like to attend
2.  Book using the online booking calendar above by selecting the date
3.  35% deposit is required on booking and the final payment will be due 30 days before the walk.
4.  We email you all the walk information, kit list, training tips and other useful information to ensure you are prepared


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    I had an amazing walk. From the moment I booked I felt valued and welcomed. Great pre-walk preparation advice sent and communication was flawless. The walk was well guided with friendly guides who are very aware of ability and motivational requirements (I needed a shove, lol). Can’t wait for the next.

    Nicola Storer
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    Amazing company with highly experienced and knowledgeable guides. Everyone is really friendly and their encouragement and patience gives you the confidence to keep going to the very end. Very enjoyable experience.

    Laura Richardson
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    I had the most amazing experience with Mountain Walks. The day was well organised, relaxed, and catered for all levels of ability. The guides were friendly, knowledgeable, and supportive. I will certainly be back for more…and I would highly recommend Mountain Walks to anyone looking for an adventure!!!

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