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Helm Crag

Grasmere, Grasmere, England
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Type: Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails, Outdoors

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Baildon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

If the sky is blue, then go up there and enjoy an amazing view from the top. My daughters really enjoyed it and I would recommend it:)

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Cumbria
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

A short climb to the top or can be used on route to different horse shoe walks. Great views of the surrounding hills.Popular for families

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We loved the walk up to it was so beautiful. An idyllic day the scenery was stunning the weather helped of course but take your camera.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Helm Craig also known as the lion & lamb is a lovely walk. The ascent is quite steady but taken at the right pace will suit most folks. We particularly enjoyed this with our 2 daughters. As its short kids don't have a lot of time to moan about it, plus the views are stunning all the way up. We... More 

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The walk up to the peak is lovely, offers fantastic views of the surrounding countryside, but following the ridge round and then descending through the valley to the SW is even better. Despite the Lakes' reputation for rainy weather, I was quite badly sun-burnt the last time I made this walk so plan accordingly!

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Short sharp walk up from Easedale which can then be extended along the ridge. Beautiful views back over Grasmere and beyond.

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This wasn't the first time we've climbed Helm Crag and its still a good leg stretcher. Great views on the way up over Dunmail Raise toward Keswick to the Helvellyn range and back down the Vale of Grasmere.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

Being a regular visitor to Grasmere, Helm Crag is always on the list to do with our family and close friends. Not too strenuous and a good family walk. Did it twice this year - once in the rain, so dismal views but the second day in the sunshine meant we enjoyed some lovely views. The walk out of Grasmere... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is the best option for the approach to Grasmere from Borrowdale. Great views, still pretty boggy.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A very rewarding climb to the summit rewarded with excellent views of Grasmere. The path is easy to follow with a few steep sections that are manageable by most people if you take it slowly.

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