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Lancrigg - Wordsworths Woodland Walks

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“helm crag”(10 reviews)
“short walk”(3 reviews)
“lovely walk”(5 reviews)
Helm crag woods is situated on the banks of Helm crag en-route to the summit. Access is non restricted via The Lancrigg. Epic English woodland with meandering paths . A favourite place of William Wordsworth . There is a Dorothy Wordsworth memorial...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Easedale Road | Lancrigg, Grasmere LA22 9QH, England
+44 15394 35317
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this walk on a sunny April day and it was perfect. The views are spectacular and the walk is just about enough for moaning teenagers.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank LHBerk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stop for lunch or a drink at The Lancrigg hotel and walk through the forrest up to Helms Craig to have the mos spectaculair view of the area and Grassmere. Challenging here and there due to long upwards climb but doable for all ages when...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

This is a real gem, just a few minutes walk from Grasmere. Victorian ponds sit among fallen trees and moss-covered rocks. Plus, there's a great café at the bottom.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Boblet667
Reviewed February 8, 2019

Beautiful scenery and forestry. We went with the Newcastle University fellwalking society and finishing the walk through the woodland was perfect.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Will H
Reviewed February 7, 2019

The walks through this woodland with mature trees and views of the fells and valley with the sounds of the birds is amazing. There are red squirrels in the woods aswell as other wildlife. Peaceful and I think I saw an American sequoia tree, tallest...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank janecooper77
Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

Great alternative to finishing the Helm Cragg walk. Lovely little woodland area to enjoy. Trip Advisor reviews can help raise money for maintenance. Please write reviews to support development 😊.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in briefly during the daytime to change a nappy and had a drink - extremely helpful and friendly staff and a stunning property and gardens. Would definitely recommend this detour on the way up (preferably back from) Easdale.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Oliver M
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

A good walk, beautiful mountain scenery all the way. The trial right in front of a hotel. Very refreshing. If you only going to do a short walk just turn back once you get to the peak. Or else you will end up 8 more...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lam T
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Great place to start your walk to helm cragg, even better place to stop for well earned refreshments.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lynne B
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Lovely wooded area between the delightful Lancrigg hotel (great lunch or drink spot) and Helm Crag. Walk in the footsteps of Wordsworth.

Date of experience: August 2018
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