Helvellyn & Striding Edge

One of the most spectacular walking routes in the Lake District
Category: Hike
Event Grade: Strenuous

One of the most spectacular walking routes in the Lake District, although not the longest it does involve a little exposure along the Striding Edge ridge.

The Route 

From Glenridding we will climb the good paths to Lanty's Tarn where we will follow the ridge onto Birkhouse Moor with wonderful views of the crags along Striding Edge and Helvellyn and down in the opposite direction over Ullswater to the Eden Valley. The route now follows the ridge climbing onto Striding Edge where we will follow the sharp ridge until the final steep climb to the summit of Helvellyn. From the summit we will descend over Swirral Edge to the summit of Catstycam where we will again have great views down to Ullswater and back across Red Tarn to Striding Edge.

A grassy descent from Catstycam will bring us down onto the main path to the old Greenside Mines and on to Glenridding.


Sunday June 10 2018 at 10:00 am

PRICES£25 Adult


The tourist office and car park at Glenriding

Address: Ullswater Information Centre
Beckside Car Park
CA11 0PD


  • Distance:  7.5 mile -930m ascent
  • Age restriction: U18s must be accompanied by an adult
  • Meeting point postcode: CA11 0PA
  • Dogs welcome
  • Walking shoes or Boots / Waterproof clothing (Jacket and trousers) / Suitable clothing for walking (no jeans) / Warm tops / Packed lunch / Spare clothing / Water / Hat / Gloves


All bookings subject to a transaction fee


The Lake District Walker

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Further details can be found on the Lake District Walker website.

Website: http://www.thelakedistrictwalker.co.uk

Email: info@thelakedistrictwalker.co.uk

Telephone: 0844 693 3389


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