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Walking Event, Sat 8 Aug 2020, £38

Helvellyn via Striding Edge guided walk

Helvellyn via Striding Edge guided walk


A Lake District classic! This challenging mountain walk takes us to the summit of Helvellyn via the craggy ridge of Striding Edge. It involves some scrambling and a head for heights is essential, as is a reasonably good level of fitness.

You will be in a small group of no more than six people plus your guide.

After negotiating Striding Edge and reaching the summit of Helvellyn, our descent route will be a steep scramble down Swirral Edge. If time permits we might also take in the summit of Catstye Cam. On a clear day the views on this walk are amazing!

Should weather conditions be unsuitable to do Striding Edge, an alternative guided walk will be offered in the local area.

This walk is about 8 miles /13km with approx 1,180 metres of ascent/descent over terrain that is rough, craggy, and very steep in places. Scrambling is required on Striding Edge and on the descent down Swirral Edge. Suitable for people with a reasonably good level of fitness, previous mountain experience, a head for heights, and confidence on very steep ground.

Proper hiking boots and outdoor clothing essential. Young people under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Sorry, no dogs.

Advance booking and payment via the web link required please.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 8 Aug 2020
Exact details of the meeting time and place in Glenridding will be provided upon booking.


Price is per person




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Map reference: NY 381170  Lat: 54.54444 Long: -2.95834

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