Wally – Striding Edge.
Stranger – have done Helvellyn from Patterdale and Glenridding a number of time but never from Thirlmere side. Cannot see there being a problem with both being Bridleways but looking at the map think I’d go for right track when it splits taking you over Whiteside.
The more northern of the two is easier to navigate: sticks pass. The other, via brown crags, is harder to pick up on the ground. The better option would be down to wythburn church; more fun than either of the other options.
Quick question for you Lakeland experts.
There are two bridleways marked on the map heading down Helvellyn to Thirlspot
They both start near the top and rejoin in Fisher Gill.
Is either one better than the other coming down?