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Address: Grasmere, Grasmere, England
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Amazing walk

Quite challengingly uphill with no break but well worth the effort. Views to die for and amazing little eateries once you return back down.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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CUMBRIA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite challengingly uphill with no break but well worth the effort. Views to die for and amazing little eateries once you return back down.

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East Riding Of Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my mum visited the Lake District for the first time in June 2015 and we loved it. We would recommend climbing Helm Crag - 2 miles and 1,250 feet to begin with, this was our first serious mountain - though just make sure you stay on the intended path route because my mum took a slip when she... More 

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Thank MummyBranHumber
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been 7p here give times and it has never disappointed Good climb on well made paths with some rocky sections Once up the views are superb and there is the possibility of carrying on to walk the ridge

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Thank Beerhunter11
Nullagine, Australia
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108 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Short, sharp and sweet. This is how I describe this walk. One walks sharply up the hill. Certainly get your heart pumping and sweat flowing despite the cold in winter! A great winter warmer! The steps make it an easy safe walk. Beautiful view of Easedale Tarn and Grasser Lake once you get up there!

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Thank Mei Y
Norwich, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Walk from Grasmere in January 2016. Despite some areas of bog and inclement weather the climb offers stunning vistas. Highly recommended

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Thank Mr&MrsJ
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

This is a perfect half day ramble to a prominent fell top above Grasmere and famous for the so called 'Howitzer' rock formation that is climbable with care.

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Thank Annette C
leicester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Recently renovated footpaths make this small but dramatic mountain easy to climb. Fantastic views into Far Easedale and Greenburn

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Thank hem0116
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Also known as the Lion and the Lamb because of a rock formation. Whilst not too difficult, it is a bit steep and a bit higher than the more basic walks out of Grasmere, perhaps not for the very young or old. The views from the top are fantastic and make you want to stand right on the peak with... More 

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Thank Stephen G
Warwickshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The weather was fab, picnic packed, and off up the steepest part with a 12, 10 and 6 year old. Do not under estimate this hike, go prepared. It is so worth while the views are fantastic and if your lucky you will get a tornado flying underneath you.

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Thank Kerry O
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Enough of a climb to feel like you have achieved something, but short enough to be an easy morning up and down. Definitely worth the steep steps, as the views down Easedale, and over Grasmere are breathtaking.

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