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




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
2
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 (2832ft). Striding Edge is also known as an English Nuttall (23rd highest in England, 48th highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag:

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL5
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


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

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Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor

Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Andy Malcolm (7)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Musicians on the summit of Helvellyn

Photo: Brian Lavery (4)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - Helvellyn summit

Helvellyn summit

Photo: Paul Coulter (10)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - The head of the Grisedale Valley with Dollywaggon Pike to the left, High Crag, Nethermost Pike and then Helvellyn (far right) from near Brownend Plantation

The head of the Grisedale Valley with Dollywaggon Pike to the left, High Crag, Nethermost Pike and then Helvellyn (far right) from near Brownend Plantation

Photo: Mike Renny (4)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - Grisedale Beck with Helvellyn and Birkhouse Moor beyond

Grisedale Beck with Helvellyn and Birkhouse Moor beyond

Photo: Alan Wainwright (8)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - On Striding Edge - looking back to Birkhouse Moor

On Striding Edge - looking back to Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Alan Wainwright (15)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - The famous view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

The famous view of Striding Edge from Helvellyn

Photo: Ray Foster (9)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - 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)

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 - Striding Edge basking in glorious September Sun viewed from Helvellyn

Striding Edge basking in glorious September Sun viewed from Helvellyn

Photo: Dean Richardson (5)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - 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)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - Striding Edge from Swallow Scarth, between Helvellyn and Nethermost Pike

Striding Edge from Swallow Scarth, between Helvellyn and Nethermost Pike

Photo: Tony Higgs (16)

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

On Striding Edge

Photo: Terry Maddocks (1)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - Grisedale Beck with Birkhouse Moor beyond

Grisedale Beck with Birkhouse Moor beyond

Photo: Alan Wainwright (4)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - A frozen Grisedale Tarn from the lower slopes of Dollywaggon Pike in the snow

A frozen Grisedale Tarn from the lower slopes of Dollywaggon Pike in the snow

Photo: Peter Dryden (22)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - Looking down Grisdale from Dollywaggon Pike with St Sunday Crag on the right and Ullswater in the distance

Looking down Grisdale from Dollywaggon Pike with St Sunday Crag on the right and Ullswater in the distance

Photo: Wayne Hill (81)

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 - On High Spy

On High Spy

Photo: Dave Roberts (8)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - High Dodd (Sleet Fell) and Place Fell across Ullswater from Mossdale Bay near Glenridding

High Dodd (Sleet Fell) and Place Fell across Ullswater from Mossdale Bay near Glenridding

Photo: Andy Malcolm (172)

Walk c220 Helvellyn via Striding Edge from Glenridding - St Sunday Crag from Nethermost Pike

St Sunday Crag from Nethermost Pike

Photo: Rob Barklamb (4)


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