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Handpicked boutique luxury to family & pet friendly hotels.

Pitstops

An assortment of interesting stop off points along our walks.

Camp

A selection of campsites and glamorous camping locations.

Read the Countryside Code before venturing out
Make sure to take a map and compass, and know how to use them before going into our National Parks #BeAdventureSmart

trainNearest Train (or tube) Station(s):
Penrith

Nearest Mainline Train Station:
Penrith

Remember to prepare properly before heading out on any type of walk or outdoor activity. Tell people where you are going and what time you are expected back. As Wainwright says “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing”.

If this walk is too strenuous or the weather conditions are too dangerous, please try out this lower level walk: /walks/wheelchair-friendly-walks/friars-crag-keswick/

Helvellyn
© The Outdoor Guide
Helvellyn
© The Outdoor Guide

Route With A View

Skyworks worked with Julia to make the Wainwright Walks TV series. You can find more about their stunning aerial filming on the ‘World from Above’ page here.

A Wainwright Walk with Julia Bradbury: Helvellyn
Starting at the church in Patterdale village. The walk then heads away from Ullswater taking a gentle stroll along Grizedale Valley. This walk then leads you to the hole-in-the-wall. Up ahead is the vast combe of Helvellyn. From up here you start you ascent up Striding Edge. You have a last short steep scramble as you reach the top. The summit is a short gentle stroll along and then you have made it!

Alfred Wainwright’s verdict:
Striding Edge is the finest ridge there is in Lakeland.”

Carpark: Swirls Car park, Keswick CA12 4TW