|Dixon memorial on Striding Edge|
Scorching hot bank holiday; where better to head that Striding Edge. We even set off late, starting walking at about 11am, planning to be on top of Helvellyn right in the middle of the mid-day sun. I was walking with Dean and Jonathan today, both mates from work, both of whom I supervised on their student placements. Dean had done very little fell walking before, which is why we opted for this classic.
From Glenridding, up to Lanty's Tarn, to the Hole in the Wall, Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Lower Man, White Side, back down to Glenridding. 9 miles in total.
|the slog up to the Hole in the Wall|
|about to head over Striding Edge|
|Dean enjoying Striding Edge|
|The Chimney - the only difficult bit on Striding Edge - not that difficult and there is a path around the side|
|up on top|
|from Helvellyn Lower Man looking back over Swirral Edge|
|White Side summit|
|not that far to Raise - no let's head back|
|still having fun on the way down|