Helvellyn from Glenridding

For some who want to climb Helvellyn from Glenridding, the thought of going over Striding or Swirral Edges may seem a bit daunting. In that case an alternative route missing out the Edges can be done, with the same superb views, but without the need for any ‘scrambly’ sections. The route starts up alongside Glenriddding Beck, then climbs a series of zig zags alongside Keppel Cove.

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On this route we get to bag two extra peaks.

Whiteside (863m, 2831ft) and Lower Man (925m, 3035ft) with nominal additional climb. Once on the summit you can look down to get the best views of both Edges (without having to climb them!).

From here we can either return the route we came up, or if we don’t mind a couple of extra miles, we can continue on the ridge taking Nethermost Pike and Dollywagon Pike before returning via Grisedale.



  • Professional event organisation
  • Qualified Mountain Leaders
  • Group First Aid kit with Qualified First Aider(s)
  • Knowledge & Insight on Mountain Flora & Fauna

  • Information on Local Landscape and History

  • Travel to & from start
  • Personal equipment
  • Food & drinks

Itinerary & Kit List

All walks start at 0900 unless otherwise stated or agreed. All details will be emailed to you after booking.

Start point is Glenridding Car Park, postcode CA11 0PD.

Kit List

The following essential kit is required for this walk. Once a booking has been made, further advice on kit will be included. This may include tips and recommendations, and suggestions on less vital ‘nice to have’ kit.

Suitable walking boots or shoes.

General hill walking boots with ankle support and sole unit with good grip are ideal.

Waterproof jacket and trousers.

The jacket should have a hood. Shell jackets or insulated waterproof jackets are both good. Insulated ones can determine your choice of clothing.

Suitable clothes for walking.

Wear what works for you, but not jeans! Walking trousers are ideal. A non cotton base layer with wicking properties helps keep you dry and comfortable.

Spare warm top.

A fleece or warm jumper/jacket that you can carry or stow easily is advised.


Snacks as well as a light prepared lunch are ideal. Some easily portable fruit is recommended.

Water/ drink.

Bottle or ‘bladder’ with at least 1 litre capacity.

Hat and gloves.

The temperature at the walk start may be ambient, but can then be biting cold on the summit – be prepared!

Fitness & Health

For some this can be a strenuous walk, and conditions can change quickly, which can make the walk harder. You nee to have a basic level of fitness and for some this will involve training beforehand. Feel free to discuss it with us before you book! On booking, we will provide advice on any training requirements depending on your needs.