Striding & Swirral Edge
The Lake District's must-do walk and one of the most popular walks in Britain.
Ascend the 3rd highest peak in England in true mountain style. Scramble along Striding Edge whilst looking down at Red Tarn till you reach the summit and enjoy views over the northern Lakes. Descend via the easier Swirral edge and return back to Glenridding in beautiful mountain settings.
Tackle the mighty Striding Edge one of the best circular walks in Britain. The lofty ridge will give you a real sense of exposure as you move over the rocks to the summit of Helvellyn.
If that's not for you we can ascend the mountain via one of the many other fantastic routes all offering brilliant views.
This walk normally takes four and a half hours and is accessible for beginners with a good head for heights, however our guides can assist you and the more technical sections are avoidable.
The Must Do Mountain
Total Ascent 1200m. Summit 950m
Suitable for Beginner & upwards
Price £170 Per Day
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Frequently asked questions
How much does it cost & ratios?
Our standard bookings are priced per day for a guided experience.
What kit will I need?
All PPE personal protective equipment will be supplied by Open Ascents. For climbing and mountaineering this include, Helmet, Harness, Ropes and protection. You will need to bring your own climbing or mountaineering footwear. Please see FAQ section for kit list on bottom header of website.
Why book with us.
- Experianced and qualified expert Guide
What if there is bad weather?
It might not be sunny all the time but we have enough local knowledge to seek out the best venues and will advise when booking the most ideal alternatives for on the day. If the weather and conditions are truly unworkable then we can reschedule for a better time at no extra cost.
What is our start & end location?
Once you book we will send you all the information about where to meet us, timings and content of the day. We can even advise on the best locations to look for accomidation.