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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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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
3 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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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Steep ascent from Easdale Road, good path and lovely views, cut the walk short after Calf Cragg and came down the valley which was a lovely walk back. We intended to go via Greenup Edge, High Raise and Easdale Tarn but very high winds.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Fantastic view from the top. Well defined path but you will need some stamina to get to the top. Easy to get to from Grasmere.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Nice gentle walk around Derwent Water, well worth the effort to see the changing moods of the distant hills.

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Devon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I was staying in Grasmere recently and decided to do Helm Crag. Walked up near Allan Bank ( NT) property and along the footpath past some cottages and along a tarmac road until you see a signpost Helm Cragg. Quite a steep climb up a lot of steps but well worth the effort when you reach the summit. Walk along... More

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