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Helvelyn – 8km Walk, Red Tarn Swim & film

This is a full day walk or run up Swirral Edge side of Helvelyn and down Striding Edge, offering excellent views and the chance to swim in Red Tarn, the lake below the summit of Helvelyn. The distance isn’t too much but there’s a lot of going up and down, and loads of amazing views to take in, which is why it’s going to take you a long time. I used the Ordnance Survey Map 0L5 (The English Lakes, North Eastern Area), and its best to take that map; I think it might be frustrating to try to find…