Striding Edge, which is one of the most well known and challenging scrambling routes on Helvellyn in the Lakes, begins at Hole-in-the-Wall and continues for just over a mile to the Helvellyn summit plateau, which at 3117 feet is the third highest mountain the Lake District. Please note, however, that despite the picturesque scenery from Striding Edge, it is a well known accident spot for walkers and climbers.
During the winter months of December to March the Lake District National Park authority has two Fell Top Assessors who climb Helvellyn daily to check the weather conditions at the summit. Their daily reports, which are vitally important for people who wish to go hill walking or climbing in winter, are put on Weatherline. These reports are available either on the internet, at local shops, tourist information centre or by telephone.