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

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 in England, 14th in England & Wales). Helvellyn is classified as a Marilyn (2nd highest in England, 164th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Nethermost Pike, 891m (2924ft). Nethermost Pike is classified as a Wainwright (No. 9). Nethermost Pike is also known as an English Nuttall (14th in England, 34th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Striding Edge, 863m (2832ft). Striding Edge is also known as an English Nuttall (23rd in England, 48th in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Dollywaggon Pike, 858m (2816ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (20th Eng, 43rd in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 18) and an English Nuttall (25th Eng, 51st Eng & Wal) and Birkhouse Moor 718m (2356ft) - a Wainwright (No. 79) and an English Nuttall (110th Eng, 188th Eng & Wal).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


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

In no particular order . . .

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)

On Helvellyn

On Helvellyn

Photo: Gillian Lauder (2)

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)

Ullswater from near Lanty's Tarn

Ullswater from near Lanty's Tarn

Photo: Dean Richardson (18)

Lesley and the 2 Cocker Spaniels, Millie and Monty, on Helvellyn in November 2011

Lesley and the 2 Cocker Spaniels, Millie and Monty, on Helvellyn in November 2011

Photo: Tony Lee (1)

Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

Photo: Alan Wainwright (9)

The final 'bad rocky step' on Striding Edge

The final 'bad rocky step' on Striding Edge

Photo: Katherine Horrex (11)

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Red Tarn from Helvellyn

Photo: Tony Higgs (20)

On Striding Edge in thick mist

On Striding Edge in thick mist

Photo: Dean Richardson (15)

Climbing Birkhouse Moor above Mires Beck

Climbing Birkhouse Moor above Mires Beck

Photo: Lorelei Ashman (1)


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