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Guided Helvellyn & Striding Edge


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 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.

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

Half day walks are available on request.

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

The price of this day is inclusive of:

  1. A qualified Mountain Leader (or higher award) affiliated with Mountain Training Association 
  2. Local & intimate knowledge of the venues
  3. Technical equipment 
  4. Professional coaching & instruction
  5. A private trip - just you and your group

What to bring

Waterproof Jacket

Waterproof Trousers

Fleece Mid Layer

Spare Warm top

Hat & Gloves

Walking Boots

25-30L Rucksack

Lunch & Snacks

1 litre water (minimum)

Personal Medication


Walking Poles (optional)


No experience necessary, but be prepared that Striding Edge can feel exposed

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


We will send a full course itinerary on booking - please look out for our email.

Group discount available

£170 per person

Mon, 11th Jul
09:00 - 16:00 · 6 spaces left
Tue, 12th Jul
09:00 - 16:00 · 6 spaces left
Wed, 13th Jul
09:00 - 16:00 · 6 spaces left


Cancellation Policy


In the unlikely event we have to cancel, we will offer a full refund if an alternate date can't be offered.

We can also issue vouchers to be used on other events or sessions with us. 

If cancellation occurs within 30 days of the course or activity, we will retain 50% of the full price (your deposit).

If cancellation is within 14 days of the activity we will retain the full amount.

Winter course conditions: It may be necessary to change the outline of the courses to offer general mountaineering/mountain skills programmes with part refunds.


In the current COVID climate, here is our COVID stance and policy. 

Any booking that cannot go ahead due to Covid restrictions or national lockdowns will be given a full refund. 

In light of the successful vaccine roll out and easing of restrictions in England, we are not offering COVID refunds at this time. 

We take our health very seriously here at LDM, our instructors will wear face masks in close contact scenarios and we will regularly use hand sanitiser. Our instructors are double vaccinated and COVID aware, following all up to date information.

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Where we'll meet

The meeting location the Glenridding main car park - Beckside tourist information centre We will send a full itinerary detailing all meeting locations for the course

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