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Helm Crag

Helm Crag



Grid Reference: NY 32630 09353
Height: 405 metres/1329 feet

"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."
A Wainwright

One of the most famous and rightly popular fells in Lakeland, Helm Crag does not disappoint those that climb it's modest height.

Recognisable from below for the famous Lion and Lamb rocks on the summit ridge (where there are two separate rocks that give the Lion and Lamb shape to those travelling from different directions) the summit is a wonderful rocky area well worth a short exploration, and the summit rock, the Howitzer, is the only summit that Wainwright never quite reached the summit of, climbing to the summit entails a short scramble, not recommend in damp weather!

 

  1. Looking through the mist to the Howitzer

    Helm Crag from Grasmere

    £22.00

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    A wonderful shorter fell walk from Grasmere climbing the iconic Helm Crag, steep at times but a shorter walk

    Distance: 6km / 4 miles
    Ascent: 350m / 1100ft
    Duration: 3/4 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. Below the Howitzer on Helm Crag

    Helm Crag & Steel Fell

    £22.00

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    A lower level ridge walking with little exposure, glorious views above Grasmere

    Distance: 13km / 8 miles
    Ascent: 720m / 2400ft
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  3. The Langdale Pikes from Grasmere

    Langdale Pikes from Grasmere

    £22.00

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    A long days walking but generally easy underfoot, glorious views throughout

    Distance: 21km / 13 miles
    Ascent: 1210m / 4000ft
    Duration: 8-9 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  4. Looking through the mist to the Howitzer

    Helm Crag Evening Walk

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A wonderful shorter fell walk from Grasmere climbing the iconic Helm Crag, steep at times but a shorter walk

    Distance: 6km / 4 miles
    Ascent: 350m / 1100ft
    Duration: 3/4 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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