Guided Mountain Hikes Helvellyn Summer Evening Hike
With Mark Reid FRGS – author of ‘The Inn Way’ guidebooks & Mountain Leader
NB: we are currently unable to provide any outdoor clothing or kit.
Climb Helvellyn on a summer evening and enjoy the peace and solitude of early evening on the summit of Britain’s favourite mountain, followed by a evening walk down from the mountains.
Our Helvellyn Summer Evening Hike will follow one of England’s finest mountain walks to the summit of Helvellyn via Birkhouse Moor, Hole-in-the-Wall, Red Tarn and the classic arete of Swirral Edge (Grade 1 scramble), Helvellyn (950m), Helvellyn Lower Man, Whiteside Bank and Keppel Cove.
Our Helvellyn Summer Evening Hike is 9 miles (14 km) of breath-taking mountain scenery, with 1,050m of ascent (and descent) that will take around 7 hours to complete. We will reach the summit of Helvellyn at around 6:30pm, where you can enjoy your evening meal with the soft light of early evening across the mountains. We’ll then walk back down from the summit during the evening into dusk, arriving back to Glenridding at 10pm.
- Enjoy the peace and solitude of early evening on Helvellyn in summer
- Experience the thrill of the mountains, including Swirral Edge
- Walk in confidence with a Mountain Leader
- Small group sizes (max. 8 per leader)
- Enjoy a full day’s walking along a classic mountain route
Experience the thrill of the mountains, with spectacular views, dramatic landscapes and a real sense of achievement as you reach the summit and enjoy the experience of early evening on Helvellyn.
OUTLINE OF THE EVENING
3pm: Meet at Glenridding to discuss the evening’s walk
3pm – 10pm: Guided mountain hike to the summit of Helvellyn, England’s 3rd highest mountain, via Swirral Edge
10pm: Return back to Glenridding.
All timings are approximate.
MARK REID is the author of 17 walking guidebooks including ‘The Inn Way’ series. He is a qualified Walking Group Leader, Hill & Moorland Leader and Mountain Leader, and has an unrivalled knowledge of the history and geography of the North of England. Mark has a BA (Hons) Geography degree from the University of Lancaster and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS). Mark Reid has walked over 21,000 miles of footpaths over the past 23 years, and has taken over 11,500 people out walking in the countryside. Mark has appeared on ITV YORKSHIRE on the TV walks series ‘A Breath of Fresh Air’ along with ITV weatherman Jon Mitchell, as well as ITV1’s The Dales.
EXPERIENCE, FITNESS & INFORMATION
- Some experience of hill walking is preferable as this is a full day’s mountain walk, although full training and guidance will be given.
- A good level of fitness is required as this is a strenuous walk that includes steep and mountainous terrain. This is a 9 mile (14km) mountain walk with 1,050m of ascent (and descent). The last hour of this will be completed at dusk and into darkness.
- All walks will include uneven ground, rough and mountainous terrain, stream crossings, steep ground and mountain summits; we may experience adverse weather conditions.
- The walk will include a prolonged section of scrambling (hands on rock) along the exposed ridge (Grade 1) of Swirral Edge in the Lake District (weather permitting), and so a good head for heights is required.
- We can provide full walking gear, including waterproof jackets, trousers, fleeces, rucksacks, gloves and hats.
- We are fully insured (public, civil & professional indemnity insurance)
- All of our instructors are fully qualified and experienced Mountain Leaders
- So far, we have taken over 11,500 people out walking, and have a wealth of experience dealing with all ages and abilities.
- Part of the attraction of valley, hill and mountain walking is the challenge of tackling different terrains, landscapes and weather conditions. Every effort is made to minimize potential hazards; however, the very nature of hill and mountain walking involves a certain level of unavoidable risk. of accident and/or injury By taking part in this activity, you are aware of and accept these risks.
- Our walks are suitable for all ages. Under 18s (minimum age 14) may attend if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The child must be accompanied at all times during the walk by their parent/legal guardian.
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