• Dis­tance: 7 miles • Du­ra­tion: 6 hours

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It may not be Eng­land’s high­est peak, but there’s some­thing be­guil­ing about Helvel­lyn in the Lake Dis­trict. So much so, that poet Wil­liam Wordsworth wrote a lot about it. The most pop­u­lar route is up the rocky ridge of Strid­ing Edge, which is ac­ces­si­ble for most walk­ers – it also of­fers the most di­rect ac­cess to the sum­mit. Al­ter­na­tively, climb the less de­mand­ing Swirral Edge. The sum­mit comes as a sur­prise to many – it’s a near-flat plateau that saw Bri­tain’s first moun­tain­top plane land­ing in 1926.

In­spir­ing views

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