Striding Edge


Product Code SEPD0016
Product Name Great Walks Lake District 3DVD
Product Description Spectacular photography, informative and entertaining conversation makes GREAT WALKS the very best walking series around. Whether you are planning your own walks or wish to recapture memorable days in the hills or countryside GREAT WALKS is the DVD series for your collection. Running time over 4 hours.

GREAT WALKS 1 DVD - THE LAKE DISTRICT

HELVELLYN by the Edges

At 3,118 feet high, Helvellyn is the third highest and most frequently climbed mountain in the Lake District. This seven mile walk takes the exhilarating eastern approach, ascending via the sharply pointed ridge of Striding Edge and returning by the rocky stairway of Swirral Edge.

HAYSTACKS and THE HIGH STILE RIDGE

This eleven mile walk is centred on the beautiful village of Buttermere and features some of the finest mountains in the west of Lakeland. It includes Haystacks, Alfred Wainwright’s favourite summit and the place his ashes are scattered, and a descent via Scale Force which is the highest waterfall in Lakeland.

HIGH STREET from KENTMERE

This twelve mile circular walk in the far eastern fells takes in Ill Bell and Thornthwaite Beacon before joining the Roman road that makes its way across the summit plateau of High Street. Providing excellent views both to Haweswater and Kentmere, the route returns via Mardale Ill Bell and Harter Fell.

ERIC ROBSON was Alfred Wainwright’s television walking companion. He is a versatile broadcaster and journalist, who is well known as Chairman of BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time.

BOB ALLEN is an author, mountain photographer, hill walker and climber who has been enthralled by the Lake District for more than 40 years.

GREAT WALKS 2 – THE LAKE DISTRICT

CRINKLE CRAGS and BOWFELL

A classic mountain outing in some of Lakeland’s roughest walking terrain. Almost nine miles, this walk takes in Little Stand before reaching the rocky ridge of Crinkle Crags. A stiff pull up to the massive, classically shaped summit of Bowfell is followed by a short diversion to Esk Pike and a beautiful descent via Mosedale to Cockley Beck.

THE FAIRFIELD HORSESHOE

This deservedly popular Lakeland round visits eight summits – four of them over 2,500 feet. Among the tops visited during the ten mile circular walk are Dove Crag and Fairfield, both of which reward walkers with exciting views and Nab Scar which has romantic associations with the Lake Poets.

GREAT GABLE

Although under six miles this walks involves nearly 900 metres of ascent. The stunning route takes in the impressive Taylorgill Force and Styhead Tarn before passing Napes Needle, one of the Lakeland’s most dramatic landmarks. The ascent to the summit of Great Gable is rewarded with wonderful views before descending to Green Gable, Base Brown and back to Seathwaite.

CAMERON MCNEISH is one of Britain’s best know hillwalkers. A journalist and author, he is also an experienced broadcaster.

BILL BIRKETT was born and bred in the Lake District. An active hillwalker and climber, Bill is one of the country’s leading mountain writers and photographers.

GREAT WALKS 5 – THE LAKE DISTRICT – THE WASDALE ROUND

CAMERON MCNEISH is one of the Britain’s best known fellwalkers and editor of TGO magazine who has many broadcast programmes to his credit. In this programme he explores the mountains surrounding one of the most spectacular valleys of Lakeland – Wasdale.

DAY ONE from Santon Bridge via Littleground to Buckbarrow, with its unrivalled views of the Wastwater Screes, Cameron walks out to Pillar above the Ennerdale Valley by way of Greendale Tarn. There’s the ascent of Gable and walk in to Wasdale Head.

DAY TWO begins with the climb out to Sty Head and then by way of the Corridor Route and Broad Crag to Scafell Pike. Then the Fox’s Tarn Rout to Scafell after which we drop in to the Coffin Route and return to Wasdale Head.

DAY THREE takes us up from the valley to Illgill Head, Whin Rigg and Irton Pike, returning along the top of the Wastwater Screes to our start point at Santon Bridge.

On the way Cameron walks part of the way with Ken Ledward, mountain equipment tester and one time opera singer, Joss Naylor – the king of Lakeland fellrunners, and broadcaster Heather Larcombe who’s on her own exploration of the Lakeland Fells.