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Address: Grasmere, Grasmere, England

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Always a wow of a climb!

Lovely walk with very steep climbing areas. View from the top is worth the effort. Visit the "lion and the lamb" and the "howitzer" - the areas of rock at the top of the hill... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Elaine T
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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely walk with very steep climbing areas. View from the top is worth the effort. Visit the "lion and the lamb" and the "howitzer" - the areas of rock at the top of the hill - small hill but tricky and still has a wow factor.

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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Children and adults alike will love this small mountain. It's a steep but quick climb with excellent views over grasmere and the surrounding fells. A real sense of achievement and costs nothing.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We walked all the way round the ridge via Easdale Tarn and Sargeant Man and Calf Crag. Very steep climb - not for the feint hearted!

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Adelaide, Sth Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

From Grasmere the walk leaves up Easedale Lane at the Nthn end of Grasmere village. Follow the trail, it's well sign posted. To make this easier spend a few pound on a walking map from a local shop. Back to the walk, it is challenging in places and a bit rocky but well worth the effort and view. Some tips... More 

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Thank Beechee68
Bedlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Walked to top of Helm Crag easy route views stunning on top, clear sunny day, able to see windermere. Continued to Calf Crag long walk lost the path part way got into boggy ground - not the only walkers seeking directions. Came down the easdale gill steep and rocky in parts very hot in the valley. Take plenty of drinks... More 

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Swinton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Many different routes to go up so suitable for varying abilities. This year we opted for the straight up version which was tough as it was a very hot sunny day (yes these do happen in the Lakes) but boy was it worth it. The views from the top are amazing

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Thank Jillian P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Helm crag is easily accessible for active children, its quite steep in places but generally the path zigzags across the contours and doesn't take long to reach the summit also known as the Lion and the Lamb, its a good classic walk and can be done before dinner.

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Thank Paul T
Evesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Two adults on the wrong side of 50 and kids in early teens. General lack of exercise prior to holiday and we still managed to have a great walk with spectacular views. An accessible 3hr round trip walk from and back to Grasmere, plenty of places to pause and gather your composure. Real Lake District walking for the fitness impaired.

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Thank Jon F
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

A perfect summers day and a perfect walk recommended by friends who know the fells inside out. Suited our group of parents and teenagers really well and although it was a bank holiday Monday never felt too crowded. We continued along the ridge to the other crags and then dropped down at the apex of the valley for the long... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Climbing up Helm Crag is not for those of faint heart as it is a very steep and strenuous climb so you need to be fit. Once at the top though there are wonderful views down to Grasmere and to the surrounding fells. Helm Crag is not the highest of the Lakeland fells but it is quite challenging.

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