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Helm Crag, Grasmere

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Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Hiking Trail
Helm Crag is a fell in the English Lake District situated in the Central Fells to the north of Grasmere. Despite its low height it sits prominently at the end of a ridge, easily seen from the village. This, combined with the distinctive summit rocks which provide the alternative name 'The Lion and the Lamb', makes it one of the most recognised hills in the District.

Alfred Wainwright wrote of Helm Crag that "The virtues of Helm Crag have not been lauded enough. It gives an exhilarating little climb, a brief essay in real mountaineering, and, in a region where all is beautiful, it makes a notable contribution to the natural charms and attractions of Grasmere."
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  • Lovely climb to helm crag today but the weather was against us and we were drenched even though we were in good gear. We parked in the school car park and walked along Easdale lane until we started.....  more »
  • We hiked up Helm Crag last week and we were so lucky with the weather! The walk is steep but there are steps most of the way so it’s not too difficult underfoot. Views from the top were fab. We...  more »
  • Lovely walk. Quite challenging but worth it for the views
  • Lovely spot for a lunch break

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