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Helm Crag

Grasmere, Grasmere, England
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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in Grasmere
Type: Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails
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English first
South Shields, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We tackled this for the first of our new hobby - walking. The people alone the way were great and at 50 this was an excellent place to start - give it a go ;-)

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North East
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

One of the wainrights easy to get too but a sharp climb. Gets the heart pumping. Not for the unfit. Good view from the top. Lots of rock steps to preserve the path, you really need to concentrate.

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Cumbria, UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Wainwright describes the walk up Helm Crag as an ideal quick evening walk on your arrival to Grasmere. Let me tell you that for the majority of trippers this will be a steep climb; however the path is clearly found and the views on the way up and from the top a well worth it.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

What a great peak to introduce children into fell walking, can also link it to Easedale Tarn. Fantasic views for miles around

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Started out on this walk on a gloriously sunny day (could of done with the sun cream!) Begins with a leisurely stroll through Grasmere past Allan Bank until you reach the foot of Helm Crag when it turns a tad steeper. Well worth the trek to the top to see the lion and the lamb close up and also the... More

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Cumbria
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

From certain angles, the rock formation at the top of Helm Crag looks like a lion and a lamb sitting peacefully together. The main access to the path is near the Lancrigg Vegetarian Restaurant, just on the edge of Grasmere, overlooking the stunningly beautiful Easedale. Getting to the top is a delightful walk -- uphill, of course. When there, a... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Being slow walkers a few fellow walkers passed us and after that we had the ridge, the hale, rain, gale and valley on the way back to ourselves. Cold, wet hands and boots. Constantly walking in water. Luckily it is a rocky top to have something to hang onto in the wind. It probably gets very busy in good weather... More

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Derby
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We walked to the top of Helm Crag. It's a fair climb but easily manageable if you have an ok level of fitness and agility. The scenery is lovely, breathtaking at times.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Cheeky little hike, look pretty easy but it was challenging at times. We walked through the woods and spotted lots of wild deer very picturesque

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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191 reviews 191 reviews
21 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Enjoyable challenge to carry on after Helm Crag to Gibson's Knott and Pike of Carrs before descending to return down the valley back to Grasmere.

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