HandiHikes is an innovative new range of 18 compact, waterproof hiking guides featuring 60 of the best walking routes in the Lake District. Each guide is printed on tough, durable plastic and includes:
- A carefully selected area of 1:25,000 scale Ordnance Survey® Explorer mapping data;
- A choice of 3 or 4 clearly annotated routes to suit your ability, or your mood;
- HandiHints for how to link up our routes to make your own;
- HandiLikes, including best viewpoints and our favourite places to eat or drink (very important after a day in the hills);
- Hints on navigation, if you need them;
- Practical tips for safer walking; and
- All this information on a single sheet which effortlessly folds away to fit neatly in your pocket, making it nice and easy to use on the hills.
Map 01 - Walk to Helvellyn from Glenridding
At 950m, Helvellyn, the third highest peak in the Lake District, qualifies as a proper mountain. As such it makes for a pretty challenging ascent even for experienced walkers. There's more than one way to reach the top of this monumental peak; for thrill-seekers though, the ascent via Striding Edge remains a Lakeland classic. However you reach the summit, the payback on a clear day is the same - a panoramic vista that takes in most of the Lake District's greatest peaks.
Map 01 gives you a choice of the following routes:
- Route 1 - Striding Edge, 7.5 miles, 5 - 6 hours, Difficult
- Route 2 - Grisedale Tarn, 10.5 miles, 6 - 7 hours, Difficult
- Route 3 - Keppel Cove, 8.5 miles, 5 - 6 hours, Difficult