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beautiful view in sunny day!

Challenge to walk. It is a good place for hiking with friends!! I would love to go again. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic experience. We have just returned from a day climbing Helvellyn. What amazing... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Challenge to walk. It is a good place for hiking with friends!! I would love to go again. The scenery is incredible.

Thank yalil28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank 905peterm
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank AbigailY24
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

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

2  Thank Debra R
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

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 !

Thank terencec587
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Naomijw
Reviewed 1 October 2018

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

1  Thank 70sThrowback
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Kymbo87
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

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

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Sarah B
30 November 2018|
Response from gossyboy | Reviewed this property |
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
Cheril I
15 October 2018|
Response from gjs041070 | Reviewed this property |
Probably best to do some online research. Look for bus routes and timetables for Keswick to Windermere. Good luck. You'll love the Lake District.
8 February 2018|
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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