Walk 1156

Helvellyn via Striding and Swirral Edges

Nat Park - Lake District

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km

Ascent - 3250 feet / 985 metres

Grade - hard

This walk to Helvellyn's summit traverses both Striding Edge and Swirral Edge and is a great Lake District walk. This is the classic route onto Helvellyn and starts from Glenridding. Striding Edge is not for the feint hearted and should be treated with respect.

Walk Description

Map showing start

Suggested Maps

It is recommended you take a map with you when following a walk route. The preferred scale is 1:25000 used by the Explorer series. Note If two maps are listed at the same scale then either (a) both are required for full coverage of the route or (b) the route is covered on both maps.

- OS Explorer - Sheet OL5 BUY MAP

- OS Landranger - Sheet 90 BUY MAP

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Walk 1235
Red Tarn & Grisedale from Glenridding
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1710
St. Sunday Crag & Helvellyn from Glenridding
Grade - hard
Length - 11.5 miles / 18.7 km

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Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
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0.8 miles / 1.3 km away
Helvellyn & Fairfield Horseshoe from Patterdale
Grade - very hard
Length - 13.0 miles / 21.1 km
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Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 2425
0.8 miles / 1.3 km away
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Walk 1110
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The Angletarn Pikes from Hartsop
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
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The Angletarn Pikes and Brock Crags from Hartsop
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Grade - moderate
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Area Information

Lake District NP

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Accommodation Nearby

Stybarrow Cottage
Glenridding, Ullswater
0.0 miles / 0.1 km away
Cherry Holme
Glenridding, Ullswater
0.1 miles / 0.1 km away
Helvellyn Cottage
Glenridding by Ullswater
0.5 miles / 0.8 km away
Mardale Inn
Bampton, Haweswater
6.4 miles / 10.2 km away
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Riverside Lodge
Ambleside
7.8 miles / 12.4 km away
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Parkhouse Guesthouse
Ambleside
7.9 miles / 12.6 km away
Lattendales Guest House
Ambleside
7.9 miles / 12.6 km away
Easedale Lodge
Ambleside
7.9 miles / 12.6 km away
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Riverside Lodge
Ambleside
8.2 miles / 13.1 km away
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Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant
Ambleside
8.2 miles / 13.1 km away

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