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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 and Helvellyn). - An easy scramble over rocks takes you to the summit of High Spying How. The cloud had descended a little by this time and the rocks were a bit slippy so I 'chickened out' of sticking strictly to the ridgeline and 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 and took bus to Dunmail Raise. Good paths and great views. On to Helvellyn and 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 and fortunately not windy - First scramble and 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 and sunny

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

Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn and Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor

Striding Edge (left), Helvellyn and Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Katherine Horrex (1)

Striding Edge

Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (27)

Myself, Emma Cooper & Rachel Hargreaves on the summit of Helvellyn after tackling Striding Edge

Myself, Emma Cooper & Rachel Hargreaves on the summit of Helvellyn after tackling Striding Edge

Photo: David Cooper (2)

Family group having completed Striding Edge before the last pull up to Helvellyn.

Family group having completed Striding Edge before the last pull up to Helvellyn.

Photo: John Turner (16)

Striding Edge, (left), Helvellyn and Catstye Cam (right) from Birkhouse Moor

Striding Edge, (left), Helvellyn and Catstye Cam (right) from Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Christian Sky (1)

The 'Bad Step' at the western end of Striding Edge

The 'Bad Step' at the western end of Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (28)

The famous view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

The famous view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Ray Foster (9)

The Helvellyn Ridge featuring Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn and Striding Edge from Fairfield

The Helvellyn Ridge featuring Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn and Striding Edge from Fairfield

Photo: Mike Walker (334)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Chris Oakley (1)

Striding Edge and Red Tarn from Swirral Edge

Striding Edge and Red Tarn from Swirral Edge

Photo: Gerry Ball (16)


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