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. 

Instructor Ratio 1:6

Price per day

1 person: £180

2 people: £185 (£92.50pp)

3 people: £195 (£65pp)

4 people: £220 (£55pp)

5 people: £250 (£50pp)

6 people: £270 (£45pp)

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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 locatin 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 teh 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. 

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

• And even if you need a guide for this section of the three peaks challenge...


LDM is here to make it happen.

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

The price of this day is inclusive of:

  • A qualified Mountain Leader (or higher award) affiliated with Mountain Training Association 

  • Local & intimate knowledge of the venues

  • Technical equipment 

  • Professional coaching & instruction

  • A private trip - just you and your group


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. 

All dates, courses and sessions are displayed on our booking system.  Follow the book now button to view all of our availability and book your day.

Please request a date if our calendar doesn't match your availability

For further information and enquiries, please use the contact form 

Walkers on Striding Edge, mountain ridge in the English Lake District
Walkers on Striding Edge, mountain ridge in the English Lake District

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Helvellyn in Winter
Helvellyn in Winter

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Walkers on Striding Edge
Walkers on Striding Edge

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Walkers on Striding Edge, mountain ridge in the English Lake District
Walkers on Striding Edge, mountain ridge in the English Lake District

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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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