Helvellyn via Striding Edge

Helvellyn via Striding Edge Guided Walk. Photo Dreamstime

Helvellyn via Striding Edge, Lake District with Cath Lee


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.   


The cost to join this guided walk up is £38 per person.  Please book and pay below.  You are booking with Cath Lee who will guide the walk on the day.


Helvellyn via Striding Edge.


  • Fully booked

Meeting place and time

We meet at 9:00am, to be ready to set off at 9:15am in the main public car park in Glenridding.  It's near to the Ullswater Information Centre.  Post code CA11 0PD.  The car park is a pay & display and costs £8 per day.


The Google map on this page that you can zoom in and out of shows the location. 

What to wear and what to bring with you

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