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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Passed this walk so many times on passing to do a bigger climb, but today was going to be the day we passed this majestic crag. We parked up early just on the main road near the Swan hotel (free parking in a lay by) go past the ears dale tarn bridge and follow the road around until the path... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We did Helm Crag as a variant on our way from Rosthwaite to Grasmere as part of the Coast to Coast. It certainly added some distance (and time) to our day but it was really worth it. As a day walk from Grasmere it would be fantastic. The views are stunning.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This walk needs to be done with suitable foot wear And take lots of water on a hot day as is a steep walk up to the top. We did this walk in the morning, the views from the top just wonderful.

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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 July 31, 2014

We are not big walkers but found this walk okay for us. we were recommended this place for its views etc and we were so glad we went

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
15 helpful votes 15 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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21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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