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Helvellyn via Striding & Swirral Edge
Helvellyn via Striding & Swirral Edge Guided Walk
26th August @ 09:00 – 15:00
Our Helvellyn via Striding & Swirral Edge guided walk is a spectacular and challenging scramble up the third highest peak in England.
Starting from the village of Glenridding, the walk takes us up steeply towards the Red Tarn, a beautiful lake surrounded by the rugged mountain peaks. The path winds its way up the side of Striding Edge, a narrow ridge that traverses the mountain. This is a thrilling and exposed hike that rewards you with breathtaking views of the surrounding fells.
Once at the summit of Helvellyn, it enjoys outstanding views across the whole of the Lake District before a challenging descent takes you along Swirral Edge, a ridge that runs along the northern side of the mountain.
Summiting Helvellyn is a memorable and challenging walk, in one of the most stunning areas of the UK, this really is a must-do for any outdoor enthusiast.
Event Type: Scramble
Distance: 8 miles
Difficulty: 4/5 – Good level of fitness required, head for heights and some previous scrambling experience
Duration: Approximately 4 hours including lunch and breaks
Where to Meet
We will be meeting at the National Trust – Glenridding car park at 08:30am, aiming to commence the walk at 09:00am.
It is important to note that mobile phone signal can be very limited in the Lake District national park with the other challenge of some roads not actually being listed on Google Maps.
For this reason, we would recommend saving “Cumbria” as a offline map to your mobile device, allowing turn by turn navigation even with no mobile internet. If you are unsure how to do this, please read our blog post here.
We also recommend downloading the what3words app to your mobile phone. This allows navigation to unlisted roads/places using simply a three word phrase.
what3words phrase: ///richest.resettle.crumble
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