Lake District - Helvellyn and Striding Edge
Time & Location
About the Event
Helvellyn is so much more than England’s third-highest mountain, and it was no surprise when this route was voted Britain’s Favourite Walk in a 2017 ITV poll.
A thrilling mountain route for walkers who like living life on the edge. Helvellyn’s ridges are exciting, and a little bit scary, but great fun too.
An ascent of this 950m peak via the narrow ridge of Striding Edge is one of Britain’s most iconic mountain challenges, mixing hill walking with scrambling on a spectacular route that requires the use of hands in a few places – and a good head for heights!
IMPORTANT: If you aren’t comfortable with heights or exposed mountain terrain, this trip may not be suitable for you.
Make your way to Oxenholme Lake District Station (option to take the 6 am train from Euston Station)
- 10 am arrive at the station and meet the minibus
- 10:30 am leave straight to our hike in Helvellyn, with a quick stop to buy a packed lunch
- 7 pm dinner and check-in our hotel
HIKE TECHNICAL NOTE
Length:16 km/ 10 miles
Total Ascent:1066 meter
- 9 am Breakfast
- 10 am Leave for our hike to Loughrigg
- 2 pm Drive back to London with 2 or 3 service station stops
- 7 pm Estimated time to arrive in London
HIKE TECHNICAL NOTE
Length: 9 km/ 5.5 miles
Time to complete: 3 hours
Difficulty: Easy, mostly flat
Total Ascent: 399 meter
Free access to
- Heated swimming pool
- Steam Room
- Small Gym
The minibus will not be travelling from London to the Lake District and will be waiting for you at Kendal.
Buy a one-way train ticket to meet us at Oxenholme Lake District Station before 10 am on Saturday, we cannot wait for people who miss the train, sorry.
Buy a one-way ticket to only!
We will travel together by minibus back to London
Single hotel room accommodation £266
Shared twin room £210
INCLUDED IN FEE
1 night hotel accommodation
Private minibus travel while in the Lake District
Private minibus travel return to London on Sunday
NOT INCLUDED IN FEES
Travel on Saturday to the Lake District
WHAT TO BRING
Sensible sports and comfortable clothes fit for the weather
Hiking or strong walking shoes as the ground surface will be quite rough
Refillable water bottle
Waterproof jacket as there is always a risk of rain in the UK
Hiking poles (optional)
Possible up to 60 days before the trips starts.
We will make a full refund if we have to cancel for any reason, including government restrictions
You may resell your place, but speak with us first.
Terms and conditions apply, refer to our TM page for more details.
- Single hotel room occupation£266+£6.65 Service fee£266+£6.65 Service fee0£0
- Shared twin room£210+£5.25 Service fee£210+£5.25 Service fee0£0