After rain all day Wednesday, I was dead chuffed to wake up to a gloriously clear day. So we packed up camp, (our last day in Langdale), and drove to Glennridding.
To our right, and just behind us were the wonderful colours of Sheffield Pike and the Glenridding Screes,
|Ullswater from just above Little Cove|
|Left is Striding Edge, right is Swirral Edge, Helvellyn in the middle is the third highest peak in England|
|Striding Edge towards Helvellyn|
In no time at all, we were at the other end. At this point there is a bit of a drop if you haven’t taken the path that runs alongside! Me being me made it difficult for myself, but I got down eventually. I did have to move aside for a couple of mountain goats disguised as lads. How do they do that? They must have crossed the edge in a couple of minutes, and were probably up on Hellvellyn before I’d even got to the foot of the climb.
|Striding Edge from Helvellyn|
|From the top of Helvellyn. We can see forever.......|
|Swirral Edge from Helvellyn|
|Our way home|
And then there was our car ready to take us home. Another challenging and tiring walk, but once again, looking back, I'm glad we've done it. I think I might even want to do it again.
Info from Peter: Route & directions and Peter's journal entry