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What a fantastic experience. We have just returned from a day climbing Helvellyn. What amazing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Breathtaking views

This was very challenging but worth it for the views and sense of achievement. We started from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Debra R
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic experience. We have just returned from a day climbing Helvellyn. What amazing views. We started at Glenridding car park and walked and climbed up Helvellyn. By going across striding edge. Very tricky in parts but the views at the top are worth...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was very challenging but worth it for the views and sense of achievement. We started from Glenridding car park and were advised by a lady in the tourist information on the different routes. We bought a route guide and opted for the route via...More

2  Thank Debra R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic climb on a hot bank holiday weekend, got there early to ensure a good car park space (there were lots to choose from at 8:30am) and climbed up via Striding Edge. The scramble along Striding Edge can be slightly daunting if you’re new to...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

People talk about striding edge in their negativity of this beautiful mountain but I felt closer to heaven than Icarus himself before he plumetted to his death, a must for all alfred wainwright wannabes !

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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Omg we didn’t realise what we were getting into! The route I thought was round the bottom of Helvellyn was actually the toughest route over striding edge and down swirral ridge and I was petrified! We managed it and the buzz was amazing but it...More

Thank Naomijw
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Fantastic walk with lots of route options to suit. It is hard going so you will need to be relatively fit and please make sure you are prepared for the weather. It can be warm in the valley and freezing cold with gales at the...More

1  Thank 70sThrowback
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Walked this with my boyfriend who had researched it well but I hadn't. If I had I probably would have chickened out. We went up from Glenridding over striding edge. It was very windy and we had some very scary moments just before reaching the...More

1  Thank Kymbo87
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

At 949 m, Helvellyn is England’s third highest mountain and one of my favourites. There are a choice of routes up - my personal preference is to ascend via Swirral Edge, across the flat summit, then down via Striding Edge. I’d advise against this particular...More

Thank GeographyJon
Reviewed 27 September 2018

One of my favorite walks in the lakes. Parked up in Glenridding car park and took the long haul up hill past the Hole in the Wall and finally onto Striding Edge before topping Helvellyn. Went up with a handful of friends in around 3...More

Thank gossyboy
Reviewed 19 September 2018

An amazing walk up to the top of Hellvelyn. The walk is challenging and not appropriate for children or dogs but if you like fell walking this is a must. We started from glenridding and scrambled along striding edge to the peak then back along...More

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Cheril I
15 October 2018|
Response from gjs041070 | Reviewed this property |
Probably best to do some online research. Look for bus routes and timetables for Keswick to Windermere. Good luck. You'll love the Lake District.
8 February 2018|
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Response from jamiej1975 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I don’t know if there is an easy path, but I would definitely not recommend you take striding edge if you are not comfortable and experienced with scrambling at height. It’s very precarious in places (the other edge on... More
9 August 2017|
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Response from Timecounts | Reviewed this property |
Hi Caro R - I stayed in Ambleside and travelled in the morning but there are loads of places near to the base camp if you want to be right there. There's a Best Western Hotel, loads of B&B or camping. Depends what you want... More