The Lake District contains some of the most beautiful scenery in England. It has hundreds of fells which create a vast terrain of rugged mountains.
There are few fells which exceed the 3000ft contour, Helvellyn is one of the chosen few. By following the Striding Edge arête, a real sense of mountaineering is added to this outing, this is a mountain not a hill!
A steady nerve and a head for heights is a must to fully enjoy this trip as exposure is big along Striding Edge!
- 1 days guiding by qualified mountain leaders.
- Distance - 7.5 miles/12km
- Height Gain - 3000ft/915 metres
- Highest Summit - Helvellyn 3118ft/950 metres
- Amazing scenery through The Lake District.
- We run this trip between April and October.
The trip starts on a Friday and finishes on the Sunday, however if you would like to do this at any other time then please contact us.
At the start of your trip you will meet your guide who will be a qualified mountain leader with lots of experience and knowledge of the area.
|Friday||Meet at arranged pick up point (for example, Penrith railway station) for transfer to hotel accommodation near Glenridding, or join us directly at the hotel. Relax and enjoy an evening meal. Evening briefing, route planning & kit preparation.|
|Saturday||Breakfast and depart for Helvellyn. This is an inspiring ridge walk that ensures concentration throughout the traverse of Striding Edge. Transfer back to hotel accommodation for a post walk meal & celebratory drink.|
|Sunday||Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before departing and transferring home.|
Please note: This itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members' fitness, weather conditions or for any other reason the guide may deem necessary. Every effort is made to fit the course around your needs and abilities.
To do this trip you need to have a good level of fitness, be reasonably sure footed and have a head for heights. This should not be your first mountain outing. Previous hill walking experience is required and the fitter you are the more you will enjoy your trip.
The day is long, with approximately 6-8 hours of mountain walking. You need to feel comfortable carrying a small day-sack and walking for extended periods, therefore a few training walks and visits to the gym will undoubtedly add to your overall enjoyment of the trip.
We recommend that you follow a fitness plan in preparation for your challenge, an example of one will be sent to you when you have confirmed your booking.
Although the fitness plan we will send to you has been devised by a fitness professional, this is only provided as a guide and you should seek professional advice before starting your own fitness regime.
This trip can be completed anytime between April and October, however, if you wish to do this at any other time please contact us.
This trip is available for individuals and groups.
|12-14 April||Good availability||Book now|
|10-12 May||Good availability||Book now|
|14-16 June||Good availability||Book now|
|13-15 July||Good availability||Book now|
|16-18 August||Good availability||Book now|
|14-16 September||Good availability||Book now|
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You can request the date for when you want to take part in the trip by clicking on the link below. These will then be advertised here.
All requested dates are unconfirmed until minimum numbers have been booked.
If you have a group of 6 or more people we will be happy to run an exclusive trip for yourselves.
Price & Inclusions
- Professional event organisation.
- Qualified mountain leaders.
- Briefing, route planning and equipment check to ensure you have everything you need to fully enjoy the following day.
- 2 nights twin room hotel accommodation with breakfast. Single rooms are available at a supplement.
- Local transfers on arrival and departure day.
- Transfers to and from accommodation on the walking day.
- Group first aid kit with qualified first aiders.
2013 price - £249pp