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Striding Edge Ridge Walk & Multi Activity
For this years 2022 Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend come and join us for a weekend of maximum adventure in the English Lake District. Choose from hiking Striding Edge, the perfect ridge walk with a grade 1 scramble. Add on multi activity days including scrambling Jacks Rake in the Langdale Valley and a canoe paddling day on Windermere, England’s largest lake, to make a full weekend of it.
Please click the Itinerary tab for the daily activity options and further information, then select your adventure options in the online booking.
- Striding Edge ridge walk
- Dramatic mountain scenery
- Helvellyn summit
- Jacks Rake Scramble option
- Canoeing on Lake Windermere option
Accommodation for this trip is not included. For accommodation information and all essential trip information please click on the ‘Trip Notes’ tab.
Friday (Day 1) – Striding Edge Ridge Walk
Grade 1 Scramble with Grade 4 walking – 7.5 miles (12km), with 2994 ft (913m) of ascent
Meeting Time: 9.30am at the Glenridding Car Park (Postcode CA11 0PD)
Saturday (Day 2) - Jack's Rake Scramble
Grade 1 Scramble with Grade 3 walking – 7 miles (11.2km), with 2500 ft (762m) of ascent
Meeting Time: 9.30am at the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel/ Stickle Barn in the Great Langdale valley (Postcode LA22 9JU)
Sunday (Day 3) - Canoeing on Windermere & River Brathay
A fun day on the water using Sit on Top Canoes or Canadian Canoes as we explore Windermere lake and the River Brathay. We often use sit on tops as they are perfect for the open canoe session and are ideal for beginners as well as people with paddling experience.
Meeting Time: 9.30am at the Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre nr Ambleside (Postcode LA23 1LP )
Traveling to the Activity Meeting Point(s)
Each of the activity meeting points is serviced by Cumbria local public transport, plus local taxis. Car parking is also available at the meeting points. We may be able to offer a complimentary car share/ minibus service from Ambleside to and from the activities (please contact us to ask about this option).
Accommodation is not included as part of this trip. If you require help with booking accommodation you may find the following links useful:
Ambleside Online for Ambleside accommodation listings.
Windermere Information Centre accommodation booking service
Booking.com search for accommodation in Ambleside, Windermere. Or Glenridding or Patterdale if you are booking just the Striding Edge walk option.
We recommend booking accommodation in, or near to, Ambleside, Windermere, or Glenridding for easy reach to the activity meeting point(s) by car or Cumbria local public transport.
Food & Drink
For the activity day please bring with you a packed lunch and refreshments.
Transport is not included to the start of the activities. Each of the activity meeting points is serviced by Cumbria local public transport, plus local taxis. Car parking is also available at the meeting points. We may be able to offer a complimentary car share/ minibus service from Ambleside to and from the activities (please contact us to ask about this option).
Our walks are by no means designed to be endurance tests where everyone sets off at a blistering pace. Far from it, it’s about a fine day in the hills in good company enjoying the best of fell walking with exceptional views but it is important to state that for everyone’s walking enjoyment walking does require a minimum level of fitness and stamina. Hill / Mountain walking experience is not essential as long as you have a reasonable level of fitness. For the higher level graded walks (i.e. Challenging Grade) it is advisable that you are someone who enjoys regular cardio exercise or have experience of mountain walking and have the stamina/ leg strength in order to be better prepared for longer sections of uphill & downhill walking associated with higher mountain treks.
Walking Grades Explained
Grade 1 (Leisurely) Normally 5-8 miles, may include gentle ascents and descents of up to a total 1100ft of ascent and similar descent over a day’s walk. Easier scenic walking at lower altitudes along paths and tracks.
Grade 2 (Moderate) Normally 6-10 miles on paths and tracks, between 800ft – 1700ft of total ascent and similar descent. Longer walks, on hills and moorland.
Grade 3 (Moderate Mountain) Normally ranging from 6-10 miles, between 1700ft – 2600ft of ascent, similar descent. Longer walks, over higher ground with possibly steeper ups and downs on paths and tracks.
Grade 4 (Challenging) Normally ranging from 8-13 miles, between 1500ft – 3000+ft of ascent, similar descent, over undulating mountain terrain, walking at higher levels with steep ups and downs. Suitable for people with a good level of fitness.
What you need to bring with you for the walks
- Good, comfortable walking boots with a cleated sole and good ankle support are essential.
- Waterproof jacket and over-trousers.
- Warm, dry walking clothing. Unsuitable clothing includes Jeans or cotton tracksuit bottoms and cotton t-shirts (cotton is a poor insulating fabric and when wet it takes a long time to dry, which can lead to a rapid loss of body heat as well as being uncomfortable).
- A number of thin layers are better than one thick/ heavy jumper. We suggest a fleece for extra warmth especially when we stop on the hills for lunch.
- Hat and gloves (even in summer – any wind chill on the mountain tops will lead to cooler temperatures).
- Sunglasses, sun cream.
- Hot or cold drinks (i.e. a minimum of 2 litres of water).
- Plenty of food and drink for lunch and snacks.
- A rucksack large enough to carry it all in (20-30 litres), ideally with a waterproof liner.
- Any medication you need.
- Thermos flask. We recommend bringing warm drinks with you, as even on sunny days it can occasionally feel cooler, especially on the summits of the higher-level mountain walks.
- Walking poles (if you use them).
We want you to enjoy your time with Country Adventures and have the best possible adventure experience. Please be aware that if any participants are not properly equipped for the walk (i.e. with walking boots and waterproofs), at the guide’s discretion we reserve the right to not allow them on the walk for reasons of safety for both the individual and the group. If you need clarification on any of the equipment requirements, please do not hesitate to ask.
Trip Schedule & Activity Meeting Times
Please ensure you give yourself plenty of time to get to the meeting point at the required time, as due to the nature of scheduled trips, we are unable to provide refunds if unfortunately, you miss the departure time.
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