Helvellyn via the Striding Edge and Swirral Edge ridges is one of the famous mountain classics and a must do. The two exposed ridges shoulder the summit and provide spectacular amphitheatre around Red Tarn. Our experienced guides will take care of navigation and route finding so you can relax and enjoy the full experience. After the summit views we’ll descend via Swirral Edge and then follow the mountain path down to the Travellers Rest at Glenridding.
Striding Edge is a Grade 1 scramble. But don’t be intimidated, it’s a great challenge suitable for hill walkers. You’ll feel exhilarated at the end of the ridge.
The route takes 5-7 hours to complete. It’s a challenging walk so a reasonable level of fitness is recommended.
If the scheduled dates don’t suit you just get in touch, and we’ll create a bespoke experience for you. Bespoke days also allow you to choose your own date and route. Why not challenge yourself by taking in more summits like Birkhouse Moor and Catstye Cam.
Start Time: 09:00
Duration: 6-8 hours