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There are various routes up to the summit , we had a perfect sunny day when we climbed and it was worth it to see the views. Surprised how busy it was but did make a nice change to see others enjoying - this due...More
What a fantastic experience. We have just returned from a day climbing Helvellyn. What amazing views. We started at Glenridding car park and walked and climbed up Helvellyn. By going across striding edge. Very tricky in parts but the views at the top are worth...More
This was very challenging but worth it for the views and sense of achievement. We started from Glenridding car park and were advised by a lady in the tourist information on the different routes. We bought a route guide and opted for the route via...More
Fantastic climb on a hot bank holiday weekend, got there early to ensure a good car park space (there were lots to choose from at 8:30am) and climbed up via Striding Edge. The scramble along Striding Edge can be slightly daunting if you’re new to...More
People talk about striding edge in their negativity of this beautiful mountain but I felt closer to heaven than Icarus himself before he plumetted to his death, a must for all alfred wainwright wannabes !
Omg we didn’t realise what we were getting into! The route I thought was round the bottom of Helvellyn was actually the toughest route over striding edge and down swirral ridge and I was petrified! We managed it and the buzz was amazing but it...More
Fantastic walk with lots of route options to suit. It is hard going so you will need to be relatively fit and please make sure you are prepared for the weather. It can be warm in the valley and freezing cold with gales at the...More
Walked this with my boyfriend who had researched it well but I hadn't. If I had I probably would have chickened out. We went up from Glenridding over striding edge. It was very windy and we had some very scary moments just before reaching the...More
At 949 m, Helvellyn is England’s third highest mountain and one of my favourites. There are a choice of routes up - my personal preference is to ascend via Swirral Edge, across the flat summit, then down via Striding Edge. I’d advise against this particular...More
Hi. I’ve seen people of all ages walk across. All you need to consider is the weather. Wet and slippery is ok but strong winds are a problem. All the way across there are lower paths that take you down below the exposed... More
Hi. I’ve seen people of all ages walk across. All you need to consider is the weather. Wet and slippery is ok but strong winds are a problem. All the way across there are lower paths that take you down below the exposed ridge so it is passable at all times.
Response from jamiej1975 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I don’t know if there is an easy path, but I would definitely not recommend you take striding edge if you are not comfortable and experienced with scrambling at height. It’s very precarious in places (the other edge on... More
Hi I don’t know if there is an easy path, but I would definitely not recommend you take striding edge if you are not comfortable and experienced with scrambling at height. It’s very precarious in places (the other edge on the other side is similar).