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Helm Crag

Grasmere, Grasmere, England
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We started our circular with the climb up to Helm Crag. The path is easily waymarked and views of Grasmere and over to the East are amazing ! Continued along the ridge and returned to Grasmere down the valley along the coast to coast route ! A memorable walk

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A good well defined path. You quickly gain height giving good views when the weather is kind. Can be done from Grasmere in a couple of hours.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
19 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
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
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15 helpful votes 15 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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