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Helvellyn footpaths repaired

Posted 30 September 2011
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Helvellyn footpaths repaired
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Footpaths on England's highest mountain had repair work carried out on them yesterday (September 29th) as part of a conservation project carried out by Friends of the Lake District.

The work on routes up Helvellyn was one of several activities set up by the organisation in its Fell Care Day, which has been run in conjunction with 20 other organisations including two schools.

Monitoring numbers of red squirrels and building a hide for them was another activity carried put, one walkers may appreciate as they get a rare chance to see the endangered creatures when passing through woodland on the lower slopes of the mountain.

Another aspect of the day was a litter pick on Striding Edge and Swirral edge, two exposed but popular ways of climbing Helvellyn from its east side.

Helvellyn's main summit stands at 3,117 ft, while its subsidiary summit of Helvellyn Lower Man reaches 3,025 ft.

Only Scafell Pike (3,210 ft) and Scafell (3,162 ft) offer higher points anywhere in England.