Helvellyn via Swirral Edge - a taste of the Edges
Helvellyn ascent via Swirral Edge, the easier of the two Edges, give a great introduction to scrambling and exposure. England's 3rd highest mountain gives 360' panoramic views on a clear day
Working our way up to the famous Red Tarn enjoying the splendour of the Red Tarn Bowl under the flanks of Helvellyn.
Our journey will take us along, up and over Swirral Edge to summit Helvellyn and descending via Helvellyn Lower Man into Kepple Cove past Greenside Mines.
The charm of Helvellyn is the surprise views from the summit. This can be shrouded in cloud, but many days you can watch it rise and fall revealing extraordinary views over the Lake District mountains, before disappearing in seconds, clouds can roll like waterfalls over Striding and Swirral Edges too, the surprise awaits you, and you can never tell until you reach the top!
On a clear day 360' views of the Lake District mountains can leave you speachless.
Although easier than Striding edge this still requires mountain confidence and some scrambling to reach the summit.
Â£150 for one walker + Â£30 each additional walker
Alternative and easier routes to summit Helvellyn also available
Nic was a fantastic guide in beautiful countryside. She showed us routes that were off the beaten track and kept us entertained throughout. Many thanks, loved it!
I have been to the red tarn several times but circumstances always meant I didn't get to the top. With expert guidance we finally got to the top via Swirral edge - challenging but doable with the bit of scrambling and help from our guides. Wonderful views this time.
Katia VastiauSeptember 2023