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Best of Cross Lakeland (2 days)
Let Eden Outdoor Adventures show you the best parts of the Lake District as you cross from West to East. Our journey starts at Seathwaite in Borrowdale. We venture up to Styhead Tarn following Styhead Gill, along a well made path. The tarn sits below the slopes of Great Gable, one of Lakeland’s famous peaks. From here we head up under the cliffs of Great End, a classic winter climber’s paradise. The track takes us to Angle Tarn, nestled underneath Esk Pike and Bowfell. Ahead lies the Langdale Pikes where we head to Pavey Ark with great views down into the Langdale Valley. From the summit of Pavey Ark we look down on Stickle Tarn and the cliffs that make this mountain popular with climbers. From here we head down to Easedale Tarn via Sergeant Man to end our day in the popular village of Grasmere.
Our second day starts with a walk up to Grisedale Tarn - a dark tarn sitting below the peaks of Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Dollywaggon Pike. From here the major uphill of the day takes us to the summit of Dollywaggon Pike. This popular path has been repaired by the Fix the Fells team, but it is still a steep climb over a short distance. From the top our main objective for the day is now visible - the summit of England’s third highest mountain – the lofty Helvellyn standing at 950m. Broad slopes take us over Nethermost Pike and on to the bare summit of Helvellyn. The walk offers great views down into the coves on the northern side of these fells as well as sweeping views down to Thirlmere and back to the route of our first day’s walk. From the summit we have a number of options open to us - descend via one of Helvellyn’s popular ridges - or a longer, but less technical descent via Whiteside. Striding Edge offers a long scrambling route off the top of Helvellyn whilst Swirral Edge offers a shorter option. Our journey ends in Glenridding on the picturesque shores of Ullswater.
A route with a large amount of ascent and descent, requiring a good level of fitness and previous summer hill walking experience.
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We are able to arrange pick up and drop offs from Penrith railway station, before and after the trip.
What is Included:
A qualified mountain leader to guide you on your journey.
Return transport from the finish to the start of the journey.
Luggage transfer each day.
Bed & Breakfast accommodation based on two people sharing.
Evening meal allowance of £25 per person.
What is Excluded:
Transport to and from the start of the journey at Seathwaite, unless booked as an optional extra from Penrith.
Waterproofs, rucksacks and walking poles – a selection can be hired for a small fee.
Walking boots - suitable for summer walking.
Personal clothing - a kit list will be sent to you on receipt of your booking form.