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guided hiking days

helvellyn & striding edge

Join LDM on Striding Edge for some classic Lake District scrambling.  Our experienced LDM guides will look after over the ridge onto the summit. 



1 person: £180

2 people: £92.50pp

3 people: £70pp

4 people: £65pp

5 people: £55pp

6 people: £50pp


Book our guided service for Helvellyn


Here at LDM, we know the mountain intimately - we guide the mountain in summer and winter.  LDM have safely ran courses, guided fellow walkers and scrambled over Striding Edge many time and have intimate knowledge of the mountain and its surrounding area. 

Our guides are here to offer the following during your day:

Interesting & safe route choices

Navigation skills & route finding

Movement coaching on rough terrain

Scrambling safety

Mountaineering advice 

Local area anecdotes

General mountain knowledge 

Flora & Fauna identification 

A safety net 

Our hand selected guides are knowledgeable, safe and experienced on the mountain and know the terrain well so you're in good hands for your trip.

The starting location for this walk is in Glenridding.

The route head up Mire's Beck and onto Birkhouse Moor.  From here we will the path into the infamous Hole in the Wall and the beginning of Striding Edge. 

You will be guided over the ridge, with the instructor on hand to route find, coach your movement and safgaurd any tricky sections on route, this will take you onto the summit. 

From here, it is down via Swirral Edge and an optional extra on the walk is Catstyecam, another summit before we descend via Greenside Mines. 


Customised Adventures

Your adventure, your way. Our bespoke hiking experiences are crafted to align with your preferences, whether you seek challenging ascents, leisurely nature walks, or panoramic viewpoints.

Experienced Guides

Our certified guides are seasoned outdoor enthusiasts with extensive knowledge of the local terrain. They are passionate about sharing their expertise and ensuring a safe and enjoyable hiking experience.

Safety First

Your well-being is our top priority. Our guides are trained and equipped with essential gear to guarantee a secure journey.

Diverse Trails

From lush forests and serene lakesides to rugged mountain paths, our hiking adventures offer a diverse range of landscapes, providing something for everyone.

Educational Insights

Learn about the local flora, fauna, and geological features from our knowledgeable guides, adding an enriching layer to your hiking experience.


This service is offered to all, whether you wish to climb:

On a day of your holiday

In the Winter

In the dark for sunrise

Or be on the top for sunset


LDM are here to make it happen.

A guided walking day is 5+ hours long.  We meet for 9:00am and should arrive back at the cars for 3:00-4:00pm - the length of this days means we can reach the high fells and provide a full itinerary for the day.

Contact us today to request a date and start your journey to England’s highest mountain.


Qualified Guides

Our certified guides bring a wealth of experience and a deep knowledge of the local terrain, ensuring a safe and enriching hiking experience.

Stunning Natural Beauty

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes, from lush forests and cascading waterfalls to panoramic viewpoints that offer unparalleled vistas.

Private Days 

Each walk is tailored to you and your group.  We provide a guide for you and your group only and each day is focussed on delivering what you need, with our full attention.


1:6 Ratio

Our instructors can lead up to 6 people in the mountains and on Striding Edge.


A party larger than 6 will require multiple guides - we can accommodate this on enquiry. 


No experience necessary 

We can accommodate any experience level - route choices will be discussed during the booking stage 

We can run the day in line with your experiences and skillset and tailor the day for you. 


We will share kit lists with you during the booking stage

You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing (warm and waterproof where possible) and suitable mountain footwear (boots)

A good rucksack to carry everything you need for the day is advisable


Our route choices are carefully selected and tailored to get the most out of the day 

LDM are here to coach, guide and instruct you throughout the day, and we have taken many nervous scramblers over the ridge

The meeting location is in glenridding will be shared during the booking stage. 

Dates on request


Please use the contact form or email us to enquire and we can organise a guided day based on your availability (and ours)


We can supply additional instructors for larger groups - 1:6 ratio for safety in this terrain 

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We look forward to hearing from you and working towards your mountaineering ambitions and helping to achieve your goals. 

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