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Striding Edge
863m (2832ft)

The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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23rd highest in England,
48th in England & Wales

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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Striding Edge Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Striding Edge

Angela Haworth walked up on September 26th, 1999 [from/via/route] From Glenridding Birkhouse Moor - Striding Edge- Helvellyn- Swirral Edge - Catstycam [with] children [weather] Dry - .

Andrew Flynn climbed on October 10th, 2020 [from/via/route] C213 Hellvellyn via Striding edge [with] Nicola and some Pumas [weather] Nice day at ground level but foul at the top.

Sarah Culverhouse bagged on September 18th, 2020 [from/via/route] Glenridding [weather] glorious sunshine

Kevin Foster hiked on October 24th, 2019 [from/via/route] Patterdale [with] By myself. [weather] Blue skies (cloud developing later on Striding Edge & Helvellyn). - An easy scramble over rocks takes you to the summit of High Spying How. The cloud had descended a little by this time & the rocks were a bit slippy so I 'chickened out' of sticking strictly to the ridgeline & took the path that runs a few feet below. I even managed to avoid the difficult chimney section at the end of 'The Edge' for the first time ever! The final scramble to the summit was fun though!

Clare Tait summited on September 12th, 2014 [from/via/route] Parked at Swirls & took bus to Dunmail Raise. Good paths & great views. On to Helvellyn & back down to Swirls. Good route. [with] Charlie [weather] Sunshine - Beautiful views.

Lucy Perchard conquered on September 17th, 2017 [from/via/route] From Birkhouse Moor on the way to Helvellyn [with] Tony [weather] Sunny spells & fortunately not windy - First scramble & loved it

Simon Myerscough scaled on November 13th, 2005 [from/via/route] C220

Ken Davies walked up on March 18th, 2017 [from/via/route] Glenridding [with] Bev [weather] Snowy - return fron Helvellyn

John Tippins has climbed [from/via/route] Glenridding [with] Solo, with one or two companions, with a group of adults and kids. - Walked Helvellyn (and Lower Man) at least ten times, this first in 1968?

Mark Davidson bagged on May 7th, 2008 [with] Alone - though I had Jack's ashes in an urn in my rucksack which I scattered on Helvellyn as were his wishes [weather] Nice & sunny

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Striding Edge

On Striding Edge in mist

On Striding Edge in mist

Photo: Ian Gaylard (7)

Walkers on Striding Edge

Walkers on Striding Edge

Photo: Katherine Horrex (9)

The Bad Step on Striding Edge

The Bad Step on Striding Edge

Photo: Terry Maddocks (2)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (38)

Striding Edge from the top of Swirral Edge on Helvellyn

Striding Edge from the top of Swirral Edge on Helvellyn

Photo: Gerry Ball (12)

Helvellyn, Red Tarn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Striding Edge

Helvellyn, Red Tarn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (14)

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Striding Edge from Helvellyn summit

Photo: Craig Carter (10)

*Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam (far right) from near Hole-in-the-wall

*Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam (far right) from near Hole-in-the-wall

Photo: Richard Heeley (4)

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (17)

En-route to Rossett Pike from Great Langdale

En-route to Rossett Pike from Great Langdale

Photo: Terry Clarke (1)

Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (33)

Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Red Tarn taken from Hole-in-the-Wall at the beginning of Striding Edge

Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Red Tarn taken from Hole-in-the-Wall at the beginning of Striding Edge

Photo: Stella Whittaker (13)

Rescue Helicopter above a frozen Red Tarn from Striding Edge

Rescue Helicopter above a frozen Red Tarn from Striding Edge

Photo: Tony Price (7)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Wayne Hill (82)

Striding Edge and Helvellyn (in mist) with Birkhouse Moor in front, Catstycam and Sheffield Pike from Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

Striding Edge and Helvellyn (in mist) with Birkhouse Moor in front, Catstycam and Sheffield Pike from Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

Photo: Gerry Ball (31)

On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Jerry Obeney (3)

The infamous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

The infamous Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Andrew Fryer (2)

Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Katherine Horrex (12)

Looking down to Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Looking down to Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: William Ringwood (67)

The 'easier' path on the north side of Striding Edge

The 'easier' path on the north side of Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (29)


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