Helvellyn and Striding Edge from Glenridding guided walks with The Lake District Walker Limited taking in the wonderful Striding Edge and Swirral Edge The path climbs out of Glenridding alongside Mires Beck following the course of the stream right up the fellside. 23C. Finding the Best Place to Park Overnight. I parked just up from The Travellers Rest, Glenridding thus avoiding the ridiculous charges further down in the village and getting a head start for the route up to the eastern ridges. At 5.0 km from the trailhead you hit the Striding Edge ridge. The route is obvious as Striding Edge can only really be started from the Patterdale side of Helvellyn so it was in Glenridding where I left the car to set out in pursuit of some excitement. The ridge soon narrows into Striding Edge. From my research it seems like going up Helvellyn via striding edge is the most popular route. From the path junction take the route southwest along the broad crest. New Member; Posts: 22; Helvellyn without Striding Edge « on: 20:14:09, 19/09/17 » Evening all. The whole trip and wild camping on Helvellyn was incredible! Recently voted No.1 in Britain’s Favourite Walks – Helvellyn with its hair-raising Striding Edge was a must-add to our #3PeaksInAWeek challenge.. The left fork of my trail leads into the cirque of Keppel Cove. Helvellyn: Helvellyn via Striding Edge - See 255 traveler reviews, 402 candid photos, and great deals for Lake District, UK, at Tripadvisor. The only other sensible routes from the East are via Grizedale Pass/Tarn or a detour to the North to get on to the Ridge. Start point: Patterdale (NY 394 160) Patterdale – Hole-in-the Wall – Striding Edge – Helvellyn – Swirral Edge – Catstycam – Patterdale Distance: 7.6 miles Total Ascent: 900 metres Time Taken: 3 hours 30 minutes Weather: Beautiful warm sunshine. Note from the author: This article has been written by me from my travel experience.I may recommend & provide links to products & services that I have used & may make commission from such links. The outstanding and rugged beauty of this summit is marred by the fatalities that are a regular occurrence here. Then head off down the eroded path east marked by a cairn at the southern end of the summit which leads on to Striding Edge. Most people go to Helvellyn via Striding Edge. Route: Glenridding, Mires Beck, Little Cove, Birkhouse Moor, Hole-in-the-Wall, Low Spying How, High Spying How, Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge, Red Tarn, Red Tarn Beck, Glenridding Beck, Greenside Road Date: 19/06/2010 From: Glenridding Parking: Car park in Glenridding Start Point: Glenridding Region: Eastern Fells Route length: 7.4 miles (11.9km) From this angle, it doesn’t look too difficult. NY3592815515 The Red Tarn face of Helvellyn is now visible ahead. A walker, 75, lost his life in April after falling around 100 metres, again from Striding Edge. Author Topic: Helvellyn without Striding Edge (Read 4042 times) Norfolk-Matt. Helvellyn via Striding Edge. Both of these are longer but avoid the line of crags on the eatern side of the Helvellyn Ridge.