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A short but exhilarating walk up a nice compact lakeland classic - with an optional scramble at the top!

Helm Crag is a lovely walk out from Grasmere that is compact enough for a 6 year old to take on... read more

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Koch556
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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So I won’t lie I’m quite overweight and was dreading this only because of the unknown. I stuck it... read more

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“lamb” (35 reviews)
“great walk” (22 reviews)
“stunning views” (19 reviews)
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Grasmere, Grasmere, England
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Reviewed yesterday

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed May 2, 2018

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

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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

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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Nice hike to the top of the crag, not too challenging and takes about 3 hours comfortably. Good views of Lake Grasmere close to the top. Pub at the bottom too!

Thank Emma H
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

About my favourite view in the Lakes. Grasmere village and lake!! It’s hard work but really worth it!! This time we went up with two Miniature Schnauzers who loved it. It is easier coming down!! Then beer.

Thank DStokeM
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

100% recommend walking here. We found a route online and followed instructions, the paths were a bit unclear at times but I think there is a more clearly marked route if you just follow signs there. Was a bit cloudy but the views we did...More

Thank Jess B
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Great stiff walk up the mountain, took us with 13 yr old daughter about 3 hours round trip from Grasmere centre but well worth it as not many people on path and u can see across valley to Easedale Tarn and Grasmere lake from the...More

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Reviewed March 15, 2018

We walked up through Lancrigg woods and I would recommend doing the walk this way round. It is not really a difficult walk and the paths are pretty well marked. You should still carry a map though.

Thank Karren1948
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Geofftaxi
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.
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Geofftaxi
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.
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