Helvellyn/Aira Force: July 31st-Aug 1st
Saturday: Striding Edge - Britain’s Favourite Walk
The Lake District is one of the most beautiful places in England; from picturesque lakes to craggy fells and full of epic walks. None is more impressive than the classic route up Helvellyn, via the dramatic narrow ridge of Striding Edge, which was voted Britain’s favourite walk in 2017.
We will take the classic route from the village of Glenridding, climbing steeply over Birkhouse Moor with amazing views down into the Ullswater valley. Then tackle the Striding Edge Grade 1 scramble all the way to Helvellyn’s wide summit plateau.
After enjoying one of the best views across entire Lake District National Park, we descend via Swirral Edge, another steep rocky scramble, before taking in the bonus Wainwright of Catstye Cam and heading back down the valley to Glenridding.
We only regret the opportunities we don't take...
Sunday: Aira Force Waterfall & Gowbarrow Fell
Aira Force is a showcase for the power and beauty of nature; it’s a place to escape the ordinary.
We take a stroll up it's endless falls and push on to bag the bonus Wainwright of Gowbarrow Fell.
Accommodation is not included in this booking. However it is available at the Helvellyn YHA for Saturday night. For details email: firstname.lastname@example.org