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Birkhouse Moor

Birkhouse Moor



Grid Reference: NY 36344 15974
Height: 718 metres/2356 feet

"The pines here are a joy to behold, framing very beautiful views of the nearby lake and fells."
A.W Wainwright

To the east of Helvellyn two rocky ridges descend, Swirral Edge to Catstycam and the more famous Striding Edge to Birkhouse Moor. The view from the summit of Birkhouse Moor towards Helvellyn is wonderfully framed with Striding Edge to the left of Red Tarn and Swirral Edge and Catstycam to the right hand side.

The eastern ridge, above Glenridding is a delightful climb, by Lanty's Tarn and the lower peak of Keldas on grassy paths away from the busy paths to Striding Edge.

 

  1. Helvellyn and the edges from Birkhouse Moor

    Helvellyn & Striding Edge: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    Not the longest walk but with high levels of exposure on narrow rocky ridges

    Distance: 12km / 7.5 miles
    Ascent: 930m / 3000ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 8:1
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  2. Fairfield from St Sundays Crag

    Helvellyn & Fairfield from Patterdale: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A wonderful long day in the fells, exposed ridges and rugged scenery throughout

    Distance: 19.5km / 12 miles
    Ascent: 1500m / 5000ft
    Duration: 8 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 8:1
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