via Striding Edge
Point: Glenridding Car Park and Tourist Information Centre (NY385170)
12 Km (7.5 miles)
Time: 5hrs 45 minutes.
Return to the main road (A592) and turn right across Glenridding
Beck and right (West) at the end of the bridge into the lane than
runs beside the Beck and past the climbing shop. Keep to the side
of the Beck by taking the right fork then take the lane to the left
(South) up hill to a gate. Go through the gate and climb the hillside
for about 100 meters before bearing South West on a path signposted
'Helvellyn via Mires Beck' to reach a gate in a wall at the junction
of paths (approximately 1.5 Km)
Southwest up the hillside beside Mires Beck to reach a wall. Follow
the wall West up onto Birkhouse Moor (approximately 1.5 Km) - NY363160.
Bear left (Southwest) along the wall to reach 'Hole-in-the-Wall'
after 1 Km (NY359155). Continue Southwest, leaving the wall when
it bears Southeast down the fell, to ascend Striding Edge either
via the ridge path or the slightly easier path below the ridge.
The ridge descends sharply, ending at a rock step, before climbing
steeply (West) to the summit of Helvellyn (NY342151) at 950 metres
the summit (trig point and shelter), continue Northwest to the saddle
between Helvellyn and Lower Man before heading East by a cairn to
follow the path to Swirral Edge. Descend along Swirral Edge to a
fork in the path (level ground). Take the right fork (Southeast)
descending below Red Tarn to Hole -in-the-Wall' (2 Km). Cross the
stile in the wall and descend East down a well-marked path to reach
a gate where paths meet (NY381159). Go through the gate and follow
the path past Lanty's Tarn before descending North to the lane from
which you started. Head East into Glenridding (1.5 Km).
directions are provided for guidance only. This walk should not
be attempted without a compass and a suitable map (OS Landranger
90 or OS Explorer OL5).
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