Welcome to Striding Edge

Striding Edge – a photo diary of Lake District fell walks

Striding Edge is the photo diary of Sean McMahon’s fell walks, capturing the beauty and moods of the wonderful Cumbrian landscape. The site contains details of the Lake District’s 214 Wainwright fells and 541 Birkett fells as well as walking routes and guides.

There are regularly updated photos and maps of walks with distances, timings, ascents and route descriptions. Each Wainwright and Birkett Lake District fell has its own information page which includes height details, fell grouping, accurate GPS co-ordinates and a summit photo.

All walks described are provided in good faith, the maps and routes described here are not an indication of right of way, but an indication of general direction only. Any walk undertaken is done so at your own risk. Enjoy the spectacular views!

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On 8th January 2001 I was walking at Coniston. On the way from Levers Water to Swirl Hawse our then Beardie, Angus, sat down and refused to go any further and he would only go back (despite my best efforts and enticements). This was the one and only time he would do this - the next morning Louise gave birth to our daughter Connie. I think old Angus knew something was afoot and he wanted to get back to the 'nest'.Anyway, Miss Connie McMahon is 22 years old today - Happy Birthday Connie! ... See MoreSee Less
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The Duddon Valley ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy New Year from The Fletching, the golden boy 🤩 ... See MoreSee Less
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Sunset makes a change from wet weather ... See MoreSee Less
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It's always the same - in full winter conditions you bump into people who are inadequately attired, I mean just look at this old fella up on Scafell Pike - no Ice Axe or Crampons to be seen! Ho, ho, ho! 🎄🎅😂Merry Christmas everyone, here's hoping you have a great festive period and a fantastic 2023 - love from Sean, Louise, Connie, Dougal and Fletcher x ... See MoreSee Less
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