Helvellyn and Striding Edge

Helvellyn and Striding Edge

Helvellyn, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Striding Edge is a famous walk located on the north east site of Helvellyn in the Lake District, England. Best approached from Patterdale or by using the longer route from Glendinning it is one of the best known walks in England taking in stunning scenery across Cumbria. From either route walkers aim to reach the famous “Hole in the Wall”, which brings them out onto the best way of traversing the ridge from East to West.

Tour to Helvellyn and Striding Edge

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From the Hole in the Wall at 700m to wards Helvellyn thee is a stony climb to the rock tower overlooking one of the best ridges in England with scree and crags falling away on each side. In normal conditions a traverse of this ridge is relatively straightforward but care should be taken in windy or icy conditions.

Travel to Helvellyn and Striding Edge

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The most challenging part is the scramble down seven metres of the rock tower called The Chimney at the Helvellyn end, and there is an alternative path around the side of it for those who dislike climbing. The views across Cumbria are stunning and traversing the ridge to Helvellyn is a real achievement of one of the best walks in the world.

Helvellyn and Striding Edge Travel

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