WALKING - Walks -
Helvellyn - Striding and Swirral Edge
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you intend to walk in for the correct route as the walks
mentioned are an overview.
|Helvellyn is the most popular of all
Lake Districts peaks.
The main difficulty is that there is exposure
along Striding Edge and also on Swirral Edge must
have an head for heights.
The car park at - GLENRIDDING
GLENRIDDING - Starting point and Finish
the car park turn right then right again now you will
have the Glenridding Beck on your right continue up
the lane passing houses on your right and left.
Ignore the path up to Lanty's Tarn continuing going
forward until you reach Rattlebeck Bridge on your right
which straddles Glenridding Beck [do
not cross the bridge]. Turn left with the caravan
site on your right slightly behind you and continue
upwards on the track through the fell wall.
Bearing left to cross Mires Beck and start to make an
ascent up to Little Cove to a stone wall running along
the shoulder above.
From here the path follows the wall to take you onto
Birkhouse Moor where the ridge can be boggy eventually
arriving at the Hole-in-the-Wall. Looking forward to
your right you will see Catstycam to the left Swirral
Edge the route later on in the day to descend.
the stile and head forward to the rocky features ahead
that takes you to the start of Striding Edge avoiding
the path to the right to Red Tarn and Catstycam.
The ground will become steep on both sides with Red
Tarn on your right in front and Nethermost Cove on your
left in front. The best way to cross Striding Edge is
to keep to crest of the ridge, there is a path below
the ridge if required. The most difficult part comes
where the ridge descends sharply where a little scrambling
is required before the final climb to the summit.
the shelter heading northwards along the rim of the
summit plateau passing the trig point arriving onto
the top of Swirral Edge, suddenly there is a drop and
looks steep and exposed. It is not as bad has it sounds
then suddenly the going gets easier after the first
Continue along the ridge until you arrive at the Col.
then ascend the last section onto Catstcam. From here
descend down the faint path on the east ridge down to
Red Tarn Beck where it joins the main path.
the path down with Red Tarn Beck on your right into
the head of Glenridding eventually crossing over Red
Tarn Beck on a footbridge and then eventually crossing
Glenridding Beck over another footbridge and passing
the Youth Hostel to Greenside Road soon arriving at
Traveller's Rest with the car park being on the right.
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