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Helm Crag
396m (1300ft)

The Central Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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Walk Helm Crag walking UK Mountains in The Central Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Helm Crag Summit

Photo: David Hayter

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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Helm Crag Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Helm Crag

Christine Shepherd walked up during August, 1972 [from/via/route] Walked from Grasmere [with] A group from Forest Side CHA [weather] Hot & sunny - This is the first Wainwright that I remember bagging aged 12. I have climbed it many times since; October 93, March 04, & 5.4.07. My next visit was coming down off my final Wainwright a walk that I chose especially because it ended with my 'first' fell. Climbed again in February 2019 while Peter was at Allen Banks.

Ian Ashton climbed on January 1st, 2022 [with] Solo

Hazel Blackbourn bagged during May, 2018 [from/via/route] We walked up Helm crag from Grassmere. We parked in the layby just outside of the village. This included other Wainwright bagging that can be seen including Gibson Knott on the same day. Very windy & dull but such a good walk. [with] Zoe (Sister) [weather] Windy & dull - I remember struggling to stand at some parts of the walk.

Geoff Hand hiked on May 10th, 2018 [from/via/route] c294 Steel Fell from Grassmere [with] Alone with Tess [weather] Cool & Dry - Climbed up from Grassmere

Michael Lewis summited on January 19th, 2020 [from/via/route] from Grasmere [with] Tara, Rob and Tracey and Marty [weather] sunny / dry

David Lord conquered on June 22nd, 2019 [from/via/route] Walked from Grasmere Car Park. [with] Debbie Lord [weather] Warm sunny day. - Short but quite steep ascent. Well worth the effort.

Carl Tillotson scaled on July 13th, 2021 [from/via/route] c294 route, parked up on Stock Lane Car Park [with] June [weather] Rain & Drizzle at start, cloud cover on stop of Steel Fell & Calf Crag, Breaking sun, warm & muggy over Gibson Knott & Helm Crag

Paul Macey walked up on June 26th, 2021 [from/via/route] Walk 294 [with] Luke [weather] Sunny intervals

Jeremy Torrance climbed on July 16th, 2017 [from/via/route] Grasmere [with] Nikki

Mark Hazelton bagged on May 23rd, 2021 [from/via/route] Walked from centre of Grasmere village. A 7 mile classic circuit of Steel Fell, Clf Crag, Gibson's Knott & Helm Crag. [with] Family and Pepper and very few others were out given the weather. [weather] Very windy & extremely wet

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The Far Easdale Valley with Helm Crag (left) and Loughrigg (centre distance) from Brownrigg Moss

The Far Easdale Valley with Helm Crag (left) and Loughrigg (centre distance) from Brownrigg Moss

Photo: Alan Wainwright (210)

The Howitzer on Helm Crag summit

The Howitzer on Helm Crag summit

Photo: Andy Malcolm (65)

Eric and me on Helm Crag, Easter Sunday 2008.

Eric and me on Helm Crag, Easter Sunday 2008.

Photo: Amanda Hamlyn (5)

Steel Fell (left) and Seat Sandal (right) from Helm Crag

Steel Fell (left) and Seat Sandal (right) from Helm Crag

Photo: Tim Hope (71)

Helvellyn (centre left) and Seat Sandal (right) above The Pass of Dunmail Raise from Helm Crag

Helvellyn (centre left) and Seat Sandal (right) above The Pass of Dunmail Raise from Helm Crag

Photo: Simon Barnett (52)

Steel Fell, Gibson Knott and Helm Crag below Seat Sandal (with Helvellyn and Fairfield in mist beyond) from Tarn Crag summit cairn

Steel Fell, Gibson Knott and Helm Crag below Seat Sandal (with Helvellyn and Fairfield in mist beyond) from Tarn Crag summit cairn

Photo: Tim Hope (63)

Grasmere from Helm Crag

Grasmere from Helm Crag

Photo: Simon Barnett (54)

Early morning mist over Grasmere with Heron Pike (left) and Helm Crag (right) from Steel Fell (Dead Pike)

Early morning mist over Grasmere with Heron Pike (left) and Helm Crag (right) from Steel Fell (Dead Pike)

Photo: Chris Haselden (21)

Helm Crag summit cairn

Helm Crag summit cairn

Photo: Tim Hope (72)

High Raise (Langdale) and Coledale Head beyond Grasmere Common from Helm Crag

High Raise (Langdale) and Coledale Head beyond Grasmere Common from Helm Crag

Photo: Alan Wainwright (207)

Approching Helm Crag

Approching Helm Crag

Photo: David Baines (8)

Helm Crag from Steel Fell (Dead Pike)

Helm Crag from Steel Fell (Dead Pike)

Photo: David Hayter (70)

*Grasmere Common, Easedale and The Greenburn Horseshoe from Helm Crag

*Grasmere Common, Easedale and The Greenburn Horseshoe from Helm Crag

Photo: Andy Malcolm (67)

Helm Crag & Steel Fell (left), Grasmere Village & Dunmail Raise (centre) and Seat Sandal (right) beautifully reflected in Grasmere

Helm Crag & Steel Fell (left), Grasmere Village & Dunmail Raise (centre) and Seat Sandal (right) beautifully reflected in Grasmere

Photo: David Hayter (415)

Helm Crag from the path from Allan Bank to Silver How

Helm Crag from the path from Allan Bank to Silver How

Photo: David Baines (12)

Helm Crag from Stone Arthur

Helm Crag from Stone Arthur

Photo: David Hayter (318)

Helm Crag, Gibson Knott, Calf Crag, Greenup Edge and The Wythburn Fells from Steel Fell (Dead Pike) summit cairn

Helm Crag, Gibson Knott, Calf Crag, Greenup Edge and The Wythburn Fells from Steel Fell (Dead Pike) summit cairn

Photo: Tim Hope (55)

Grasmere from the summit of Steel Fell (Dead Pike) with Helm Crag right of centre

Grasmere from the summit of Steel Fell (Dead Pike) with Helm Crag right of centre

Photo: Alex Malcolm (33)

The 'Howitzer' on the summit of Helm Crag

The 'Howitzer' on the summit of Helm Crag

Photo: David Baines (1)

Grasmere and Easedale from Helm Crag

Grasmere and Easedale from Helm Crag

Photo: Tim Hope (70)


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