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Address: Grasmere, Grasmere, England

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Fantastic walk with great views

Thoroughly enjoyable walk but beware of horse flies. There were lots on the walk up from Dunmail Raise.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Workington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyable walk but beware of horse flies. There were lots on the walk up from Dunmail Raise.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Lovely walk on a sunny day. Recommend you do a round and continue on to Easedale Tarn. Great views all the way. Steep pull at the start then levels off across the ridge to the Howitzer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We went walking here and it was lovely. We took our fog as well but the scenery as with all the lakes is beautiful. Will be back again this year.

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Fulford, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

What an abominable experience! We climbed up a very steep hill to get to the Lamb and Lion pub - congratulating the pub owners for getting the barrels up such a mountain - only to find out that it doesn't exist, it never existed. Instead there were just these funny shaped rocks that offered nothing in the way of a... More 

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Burton-upon-Trent, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This has to be one of THE best walks in the Lake District. Having hiked in the Lake District for years I've only just discovered the beauty of the Grasmere area. Climbing up to Helm Crag from Grasmere and continuing on across the ridge and then doing a loop back down to the village is an excellent walk with stunning... More 

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Madrid
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Fantastic views on the way up Helm Crag. We were lucky to be walking on such a beautiful day as the lakes looked fantastic. Quite a steep hike in parts but completely worth it!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Well worth a trek up to the summit the views are breathtaking if you are lucky enough to have a clear day. Although beware the final 100m or so is fairly steep

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Milton Keynes
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I found the ascent rather challenging in the heat and failed to get to the top. The path is steep and there are lots of loose stones. Above the tree line on a sunny day it's baking hot from the rocks. If you go take heed of the weather, wear sturdy footware, take water and a map or guide. I... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Came down onto Helm Crag at the end of our Coast to Coast section. Superb views and stunning location which is readily accessible from Grasmere for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a perfect walk if like me haven't walked for a few months. This is a steep climb at first but once at the top the views are stunning overlooking Grasmere and much more. If you wanted a longer walk rather than coming down where the map shows you for Helm Crag you can carry on which is the... More 

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Address: Grasmere, Grasmere, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere

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