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All reviews lamb great walk stunning views steep climb initial climb well worth the effort takes about hours coming down lancrigg hotel short walk couple of hours grasmere lake lion summit calf wainwright gibson
Fabulous walk, great to see the famous Howitzer and Lion and Lamb at the summit. It’s no doubt steep climb but not particularly challenging. Helm Crag on its own certainly is one to do and will get fabulous views of the lakes.
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Had a walk up Helm Crag from Grasmere. Another Wainwright to cross off the list. Quite a strenuous walk towards the summit mainly due to high winds. Couldn't stand in places due to the strong gusts....scrambled in places. Amazing views though of Grasmere, Easedale Tarn,...More
Climbed this crag several times. A great walk with ultimately an excellent view (subject to weather). If there is a break in the weather or you have only a couple of hours - this is the walk. And at the end of the walk back...More
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.
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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
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
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
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
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