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Address: Grasmere, Grasmere, England

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Helm crag

Great walk fantastic views. Stayed at red lion exellent food and service. Lucky to see wild deers in the woodland at begining of the walk.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Great walk fantastic views. Stayed at red lion exellent food and service. Lucky to see wild deers in the woodland at begining of the walk.

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A short, steepish pull from Grasmere, so there is no rush to get to the top. Take your time and enjoy the scenery. There were a few other people we met on the walk, but it wasn't busy or crowded. Nothing like the number on Cat Bells above Derwent and in a different league to the hoards queuing on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Excellent walk with choices of loads of paths.We were at the top within an hour of leaving Grasmere but ended up spending another four hours exploring the surrounding hills.

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Saddleworth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This was a brilliant introduction to fell walking/climbing for our teenage daughter and she loved it. The ascent is very, very steep to begin with and then eases off a bit before becoming extremely steep as you get towards the summit. The view more than makes up for the effort required though. Most people who climb fells will know how... More 

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Brit back home
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Wonderful mountain with clearly defined path. A lovely walk. Npot far from the village, but really felt up in the mountains on the summit.

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Looks extremely steep when approached by Goody bridge. But the ascent is short and sharp and the top attained relatively quickly. Returned to Grasmere by way of the Travellers Rest, dog friendly.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

this was a very steep walk which was quite difficult in places,mind you it was a very windy day and it did hail on us at one point. On saying that we really enjoyed this walk and the views from the top are wonderful. Give it a go if you consider yourself quite fit it is worth the effort.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Helm Crag can be reached within an hours walking and is ideal for a morning or afternoon walk, alternatively its reatively easy to extend the walk and spend the day up on the fells.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The most convenient hike from Grasmere to a fell seems to be Helm Crag. It is not especially demanding, and the views from atop the summit, the "The Lion and the Lamb" is fantastic. Not to be missed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Well worth the efforts to walk up, stunning views. especially of travellers rest inn - good place to stop for lunch on a circular walk

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