classic lakes ridges

Four classic ridges, two mountain days.  Striding Edge & Swirral Edge and Sharp Edge & Hall's Fell Ridge.


Instructor Ratio 1:6

2 Private Days

1 person: £350

2 people: £180pp (£90pp per day) 

3 people: £150pp (£75pp per day)

4 people: £120pp (£60pp per day)

5 people: £100pp (£50pp per day)

6 people: £90pp (£45pp per day)

Enquire for additional instructors, adhering to our ratios



Lake District Mountaineering offers a private guiding service for scrambling & mountaineering all over the national park.  For this service we engage local, active and experienced Mountaineering Instructors to support you on your journey and offer a high quality experience for LDM customers.


This is a 2 day experience completing 4 classic Lake District ridge scrambles.  All scrambles are 3 star routes and sought after by mountaineers and hill walkers.  

Day 1:

Helvellyn - Striding Edge and Swirral Edge 

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 safeguard 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.

Day 2:

Blencathra - Hall's Fell Ridge & Sharp Edge 

Starting from Threlkeld we make our way to the base of Hall's Fell Ridge.  This is a great ridge and gets us moving across scrambling terrain. 

The ridge tops out directly on the summit.

From here, we descend down to Scales Tarn and onto Sharp Edge. This is the main event. 

We make our descent via Doddick Fell.

LDM is here to make it happen.

These guided days are 5+ hours long.  We meet for 9:00am and should arrive back at the cars for 3:00pm-4.00pm - this is a six hour day meaning 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.

The price of this day is inclusive of:

  • A qualified Mountaineering Instructor affiliated with AMI

  • Local & intimate knowledge of the venues

  • Technical equipment 

  • Professional coaching & instruction

  • Small ratios and focussed guiding

Read more about AMI here: About AMI


1:6 Ratio - Grade 1 scrambling

Safety is paramount so no more than 6 people per 1 instructor in grade 1 terrain. 


A party larger than 6 will require multiple instructors - we can supply instructors adhering to our ratios - please enquire.  


No experience necessary 

A head for heights in beneficial


The days are progressional and we are looking to build confidence in technical ground and on the scrambles.

All ridges are grade 1 scrambles 


All technical equipment is provided. 

We will share kit lists with you during the booking stage

You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing and suitable mountain footwear (boots)



Our venues are carefully selected and tailored to get the most out of the programme. 

This itinerary is selected to showcase the best of the Lakes scrambles and experience the classic ridges of Helvellyn & Blencathra

Please use the book now button to make an enquiry for a guided day and check our availability to book a day with LDM

This day is bespoke and can run on any date - subject to instructor availability 

Please enquire for additional instructors - 1:6 ratio for safety in this terrain 

For further information and enquiries, please use the contact form 


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Sharp Edge
Sharp Edge

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Harrison Stickle - Family Group
Harrison Stickle - Family Group

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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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