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Address: Grasmere, Grasmere, England

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Worth the hike

Helm Crag stands prominent over Grasmere village. The path is well signed and the summit is only 1.5 miles from the village green. There is ample car parking if you don't mind... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Csider65
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Heysham, United Kingdom
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Heysham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Helm Crag stands prominent over Grasmere village. The path is well signed and the summit is only 1.5 miles from the village green. There is ample car parking if you don't mind paying and a good choice of cafes and shops. Wear stout shoes with plenty of grip, the path is mostly rough stones but there is a steep smooth... More 

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Burton Bradstock, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It takes less than an hour to walk up the re-made path to the top of Helm Crag. It is truly a mountainous environment despite the low altitude

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stamford uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a wrong turn,skirted the bottom of the crag,and ended up climbing a zig zig path up the side of the crag instead of the rocky more vertical route originally planned!...great views from the top...and a better climb down. I think I would have opted out of the original route if I'd taken the right turn at the start!

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Thank chetz
Workington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic walk where you can quickly get away from the noise of the nearby road. Best of all you can end up at the Lancrigg Hotel where you can get an excellent afternoon tea or dinner. Winner!

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Thank glasshalffull01
Epsom, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the walk up Helm Crag last month in the beautiful Lake District. The path was easy to follow from Grasmere. It is a bit of a scramble at the top but, once up there, you get fantastic views and you can keep walking along the tops. It is a good starting walk as the steep part isn't too... More 

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Thank Fiona E
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved it . Beautiful fell to do. Very easy at times but also very tough too do. If you have never done it before. You meet lots of friendly people on the way.

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Thank ashsin64
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The path to the top of Helm Crag or the "Lion and Lamb" is steep and rocky so it's hard going up and you need sturdy footwear. The path is clear and well maintained. It's good if you want a short climb which isn't too long or strenuous but is still something of a challenge. Great views from the top... More 

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Thank BackinBracknell
Huntington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

This is one for the whole family it may not be the biggest mountain but the views are great.a hour should see most familys up at the top great flat summit loads of spots to sit down with a flak and soak up the views.again great way to spend some time with the family and make up some stories about... More 

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Thank Stuart J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Really enjoyed the trip with my young family to the top. Some steep climbs but good pathways and clear route. Magnificent views across the surrounding countryside. One part that we loved was the RAF planes flying along side and even beneath us through the valleys. One pilot we waved at turned and did a loop around us on the mountain,... More 

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Gomersal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Another walk from Grasmere that is well rewarded for the effort. Harder than most of the guide books suggest and sensible clothing and footwear necessary. Very satisfying on reaching the top and great views.

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