Helvellyn via Striding Edge

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Helvellyn via Striding Edge is a 13.5 kilometer loop trail located near Glenridding, Cumbria, England that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Distance: 13.5 km Elevation Gain: 815 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

walking

lake

views

rocky

scramble

no shade

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
6 days ago

This trail is deffo not for the faint hearted! The trail should start at the YHA Helvellyn but that’s all private roads that no vehicle can access and takes you miles off the official track. Park at the car park at the bottom and walk straight up and the trail starts at the bottom of the road, you’ll save your self about 3miles. Striding edge is terrifying with a shear drop either side and is VERY slippy when wet! And the last scramble to the top of Helvellyn is very hard going. Please do not take kids or dogs on this route it is not safe. The route down from this trail is swirral edge which is the same as striding but much shorter. Take walking poles for after as the descent is very long, very steep and will completely destroy your knees. Take knee supports and plenty of ibuprofen! Great route, glad I have done it. Once in a lifetime because lord knows I won’t do it again!!

hiking
11 days ago

Amazing hike. Very accesible roads and clear pathways.

hiking
scramble
14 days ago

Fantastic walk and scramble. Not difficult in good conditions. Highly recommended!

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