Helvellyn is the third highest mountain in England, and is frequently busy. It is also one of our favourite days out in the Lake District. Helvellyn has something for everyone, with long routes, short routes, and scrambles for the more adventurous.
This route takes in two of the scrambles; Striding Edge and Swirral Edge. Starting off in Glenridding, we head up to the Hole in the Wall and along Striding Edge, before a steep climb to the summit. Our descent route takes us down Swirral Edge, to Red Tarn. From there we follow the Greenside Road back to Glenridding.