Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding

Lakeland's most climbed mountain via the infamous Striding Edge - not for the faint hearted


Route outline for walk c220:

Glenridding  -  Birkhouse Moor  -  Hole-in-the-Wall  -  Red Tarn (Helvellyn)  -  Bleaberry Crag  -  Low Spying How  -  High Spying How  -  Striding Edge  -  Helvellyn  -  Nethermost Pike  -  High Crag (Helvellyn)  -  Dollywaggon Pike  -  Grisdale Tarn  -  Ruthwaite Lodge  -  Grisedale Beck  -  Brownend Plantation  -  Lanty's Tarn  -  Keldas  -  Glenridding




Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
3
English
Mountains
Wainwright
4
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
5
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Helvellyn at 950m (3118ft). Helvellyn is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (3rd highest in England, 12th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 3).

Helvellyn is also known as an English Nuttall (4th highest in England, 14th highest in England & Wales) and an English Marilyn (2nd highest in England, 165th highest in the UK).

The summit of Helvellyn is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Nethermost Pike at 891m (2924ft). Nethermost Pike is classified as an Wainwright (No. 9).

Nethermost Pike is also known as an English Nuttall (14th highest in England, 34th highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Striding Edge at 863m (2831ft). Striding Edge is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (19th highest in England, 42nd highest in England & Wales)

Striding Edge is also known as an English Nuttall (23rd highest in England, 49th highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag:


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Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding

In no particular order . . .

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - On Striding Edge in mist

On Striding Edge in mist

Photo: Ian Gaylard (7)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Striding Edge in all it's glory from Helvellyn

Red Tarn (Helvellyn) and Striding Edge in all it's glory from Helvellyn

Photo: Stella Whittaker (17)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - 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)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - Grisedale with Birks beyond from near the Hole-in-the-wall between Birkhouse Moor and Helvellyn

Grisedale with Birks beyond from near the Hole-in-the-wall between Birkhouse Moor and Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Balfe (14)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - Dollywaggon Pike from Nethermost Pike

Dollywaggon Pike from Nethermost Pike

Photo: William Ringwood (68)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - Approaching Striding Edge and Helvellyn via Low Spying How and Bleaberry Crag

Approaching Striding Edge and Helvellyn via Low Spying How and Bleaberry Crag

Photo: Katherine Horrex (6)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - On Striding Edge

On Striding Edge

Photo: Wayne Hill (82)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - En-route to Rossett Pike from Great Langdale

En-route to Rossett Pike from Great Langdale

Photo: Terry Clarke (1)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - Rays of sun shining through the clouds over Fairfield (left) and Dollywaggon Pike (right) and Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

Rays of sun shining through the clouds over Fairfield (left) and Dollywaggon Pike (right) and Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

Photo: Edward Felstead (18)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - On Striding Edge with Helvellyn summit beyond

On Striding Edge with Helvellyn summit beyond

Photo: Stella Whittaker (15)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Richard Nicholls (38)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - Pete approaching one of the high points of Striding Edge

Pete approaching one of the high points of Striding Edge

Photo: Jill Smythe (2)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - Grisedale Beck

Grisedale Beck

Photo: Alan Wainwright (5)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - A very grumpy Shaun post walk in Glenridding after scaling Helvellyn via Striding Edge on a very, very wet day!

A very grumpy Shaun post walk in Glenridding after scaling Helvellyn via Striding Edge on a very, very wet day!

Photo: Mike Hall (4)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - Striding Edge from the top of Helvellyn

Striding Edge from the top of Helvellyn

Photo: Iain Macdonald (4)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - Helvellyn and Striding Edge from Nethermost Pike

Helvellyn and Striding Edge from Nethermost Pike

Photo: Alan Wainwright (39)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - Swirral Edge from Helvellyn

Swirral Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: William Ringwood (41)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - Striding Edge from the Helvellyn summit ridge

Striding Edge from the Helvellyn summit ridge

Photo: William Ringwood (42)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - On Striding Edge in thick mist

On Striding Edge in thick mist

Photo: Dean Richardson (15)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - At the summit of Helvellyn during a recent family get together

At the summit of Helvellyn during a recent family get together

Photo: John Turner (8)


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