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Helm Crag

Grasmere, Grasmere, England
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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails
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Leigh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

If you are reasonably fit you should be able to get to the top of Helm crag in 1 hour. The walking is not too difficult and you get to very god 360° views from the top. If you are feeling more adventurous you can continue on to Gibson's knot and Calf crag but make sure you take a map.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

walk is a little harder going than easedale tarn but the views are worth the effort. the first bit of the walk is the hardest and it does get easier the higher you go, except for the very last bit....i didnt climb the rocky outcrop at the very top known as "the lion and the lamb" as it was just... More

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UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This has to be my favourite walk in the lakes. It has a bit of everything challenging parts,stunning views and a feeling of silent wilderness. It took us 5 hours as didn't feel the need to rush and take in the views. Grasmere is a stunning village to finish in.

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Mr. Wainwright might class this as an 'evening stroll' but as someone who doesn't do a lot of hill walking this was quite a hike and took us a good 4/5 hours. Glad we did it though , next time I think we will do it wearing a pair of boots as we did it in trainers. Well worth the... More

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camberley
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

we decuded to walk up Helm Crag as it is posibale to do this in about three hours. The way that we went was from the Grasmere oppoisite the book shop and followed the road up to the farm and then on to the foot path. There are some very steep bit over large rocks but with care it is... More

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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A beautiful walk up from Raise View B&B - Fabulous, the walk is steep in parts but manageable and worth it for the views at the very top.

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Wokingham
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Took the higher route into Grasmere to finish in Helm Crag - the views all the way were excellent (clear day) and those from the top of Helm Crag over Grasmere made the effort worthwhile - if you have the weather and time check it out!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

nice walk steep on the way up but worth it for great views walked out along the ridge and back out down the valley

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Bourne, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The climb up is well worth it for the views! We then walked along the ridge and returned via Easedale. This walk is not for the faint hearted though! The paths are not always well defined and very rocky in places. It was exhilarating to complete a challenging walk.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We did a circular walk over the top and thoroughly enjoyed the fantastic views back to Grasmere and across to the various crags around. We made it to the Lamb & Lion (not a difficult climb) before descending back via Green Burn. A real highlight!

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