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Walk for all the family

Our two grandchildren were 7 and 8 years old, and climbed easily. The path was fairly clear, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent views at the top

Starting from Grasmere, there is a climb with steps. Once at the top you are rewarded with... read more

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Grasmere, Grasmere, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Recommended as a good 'introduction' to walking (or so i read). It is a very steep climb - with well defined paths and stones to mark the way. There is some climbing / scrambling required to reach the top. We went in wet and blustery...More

Thank donna_goodwin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our two grandchildren were 7 and 8 years old, and climbed easily. The path was fairly clear, and there were lots of people about, including children of only 4 or 5. Huge views for our picnic at the top. The only problem: you have to...More

3  Thank BritabroadSouthwell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Starting from Grasmere, there is a climb with steps. Once at the top you are rewarded with wonderful views. Extend it to Easdale Tarn and then back to Grasmere.

Thank TouristHarrogate
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful walk in any weather but even more so in the winter wonderland of white over peaks and valleys. Quite a steep initial climb then fairly easy going to the top with many stops to catch the amazing views. We came back down the...More

Thank Roma225
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

We decided to have a short walk today and climb Helm Crag. We parked in one of the main car parks in Grasmere (£5.40 for 4 hours) and headed for the gingerbread shop! Our map was very old and didn’t show the Marked paths in...More

Thank Adrien P
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Helm Crag is a lovely walk out from Grasmere that is compact enough for a 6 year old to take on, but exhilarating enough to excite the adults too. An adult could whizz up and down in an hour or so, but you can take...More

1  Thank Koch556
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Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

So I won’t lie I’m quite overweight and was dreading this only because of the unknown. I stuck it out and really it wasn’t too hard. Once at the top I completely forgot about all the doubts and moments of being very breathless and weary...More

4  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

A nice easy walk from Grasmere, take the road which goes uphill behind the bus stop and telephone box which are across from the co-op, from there it is very well marked with signs through the forest. Definitely worth the walk.

Thank 123dan123
Reviewed May 2, 2018

One of the easier Wainwright fells accessible from Grasmere, very top unclimbable. Lion and lamb well known feature

Thank hem0116
Reviewed April 24, 2018

We parked in Grasmere and walked up via White Crag to Helm Crag. It is quite steep but has been graded so easy enough. Takes about 3 hours up and back depending on your fitness. We carried on around and back via Easedale Tarn. It...More

2  Thank 938fjg
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June 3, 2018|
Response from LesAnglais19 | Reviewed this property |
There are two large pay and display carparks in Grasmere and also a few free slots along the roadside near the Chemist's shop but get there early.
June 3, 2018|
Response from Emma H | Reviewed this property |
There's a car park near the Lancrigg hotel and restaurant. Alternatively, you can add 20 minutes to your hike in both directions and park up in Grasmere.