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Guided Lakes Classic Ridges


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:

  1. A qualified Mountaineering Instructor affiliated with AMI
  2. Local & intimate knowledge of the venues
  3. Technical equipment 
  4. Professional coaching & instruction
  5. Small ratios and focussed guiding

Read more about AMI here: About AMI

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 & Sharp 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 ridges


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

Group discount available

£380 for adults

Tue 23rd - Wed 24th Aug
09:00 - 16:00 every day · 6 spaces left
Wed 24th - Thu 25th Aug
09:00 - 16:00 every day · 6 spaces left
Thu 25th - Fri 26th Aug
09:00 - 16:00 every day · 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

Day 1 - 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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