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Striding Edge
863m (2832ft)

The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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23rd highest in England,
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Walk Striding Edge walking UK Mountains in The Eastern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Striding Edge

Photo: Dean Richardson

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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

Leona Skelton hiked on October 11th, 2009 [from/via/route] Glenridding [weather] Misty - Yikes!

Iain Taylor summited on June 5th, 2011 [from/via/route] Glenridding (NY 38992 16932)

Ray O'hara conquered on August 15th, 2010 [from/via/route] St Bee's Head to Robin Hood's Bay [weather] Clear & sunny - On the Coast to Coast walk. Camped at Grisedale Tarn, then set off up Helvellyn & down Striding Edge to Patterdale at first light. Had both pretty much to myself.

Christine Shepherd scaled on August 17th, 1997 [from/via/route] Walked from Glenridding [with] My husband Peter [weather] Hot & sunny - A brilliant ridge which I have done twice since. Exciting stuff but manageable with care.

Wendy Sockett, Daniel Wynn, Mr M A Blanchard, Craig Lewis, James Brocken, Linda Walker, Matthew Thomas and John Reynolds have all walked, climbed & bagged Striding Edge.

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

Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Hole-in-the-Wall

Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Hole-in-the-Wall

Photo: Alan Wainwright (11)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Terry Maddocks (1)

Me on Striding Edge

Me on Striding Edge

Photo: Philip Hemsworth (5)

Helvellyn Summit flanked by Striding Edge (left) and Swirral Edge (right) from Hole-in-the-Wall in the snow

Helvellyn Summit flanked by Striding Edge (left) and Swirral Edge (right) from Hole-in-the-Wall in the snow

Photo: Mick Fox (15)

On Striding Edge in mist

On Striding Edge in mist

Photo: Ian Gaylard (8)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (35)

On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Dean Richardson (4)

Striding Edge (left) and Helvellyn from near Hole-in-the-wall

Striding Edge (left) and Helvellyn from near Hole-in-the-wall

Photo: Richard Heeley (2)

Superb view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Superb view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Christian Sky (2)

This is me scrambling to the summit of Helvellyn after surviving Striding Edge!

This is me scrambling to the summit of Helvellyn after surviving Striding Edge!

Photo: Paula Oldham (4)

Striding Edge and Red Tarn from Helvellyn Summit

Striding Edge and Red Tarn from Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Richard Nicholls (39)

Striding Edge summit

Striding Edge summit

Photo: Alan Wainwright (22)

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

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

Photo: Alan Wainwright (28)

On Striding Edge in thick mist

On Striding Edge in thick mist

Photo: Dean Richardson (15)

Swirral Edge and Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from Striding Edge

Swirral Edge and Red Tarn (Helvellyn) from Striding Edge

Photo: Katherine Horrex (7)

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Roger Stone (1)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: John Friskney (1)

Helvellyn from the 'Bad Step' at the western end of Striding Edge

Helvellyn from the 'Bad Step' at the western end of Striding Edge

Photo: Alan Wainwright (30)

Striding Edge from the top of Swirral Edge on Helvellyn

Striding Edge from the top of Swirral Edge on Helvellyn

Photo: Gerry Ball (12)

Striding Edge from the lower slopes of Helvellyn

Striding Edge from the lower slopes of Helvellyn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (31)


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