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Fabulous fell / Wainwright, worth the effort

Fabulous walk, great to see the famous Howitzer and Lion and Lamb at the summit. It’s no doubt... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Wild and windy

Had a walk up Helm Crag from Grasmere. Another Wainwright to cross off the list. Quite a... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Grasmere | Lancrigg Car Park, Grasmere, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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. If you want...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed August 28, 2018

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

Thank Pensioner123
Reviewed August 18, 2018

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 August 7, 2018

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

4  Thank BritabroadSouthwell
Reviewed August 4, 2018

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.

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Reviewed July 25, 2018 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

2  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
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

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June 3, 2018|
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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|
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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.