Striding Edge and Helvellyn

Start point: Patterdale (NY 394 160)

Patterdale – Hole-in-the Wall – Striding Edge – Helvellyn – Swirral Edge – Catstycam – Hole-in-the Wall – Patterdale

Distance: 7.5 miles     Total Ascent: 900 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours

Weather: Cold, crystal clear. 3oC valley, below freezing on the tops.

There was further excellent weather again today – cold, but with superb visibility. I couldn’t resist another visit to Striding Edge, absolutely the finest ridge in the Lake District. This is one I have been saving for just such a day and have dreamed about through all the bad weather.

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