Walk up Helvellyn

Glenridding

Voted 'Britain’s Favourite Walk' in the 2017 ITV poll, the hike up England’s third highest mountain is no Sunday afternoon stroll. In fact the  ascent of this 950m peak is one of Britain’s biggest mountain challenges, a mixture of fell walking and scrambling on what is a truly spectacular route, starting in the village of Glenridding and climbing, then scrambling along the narrow ridge of Striding Edge to the summit. Unsurprisingly, you pass some pretty dramatic scenery on the way, first of all on the steep climb over Birkhouse Moor and then at the top of Helvellyn itself, where the views stretch across virtually the whole of the Lake District National Park. The descent take you via another tricky ridge, Swirral Edge, before leading down towards Red Tarn and back down the valley to Glenridding.

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