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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

Phil Higgins walked up on September 18th, 2020 [from/via/route] Grasmere, Allan Bank, Easedale Road, Lancrigg Hotel, White Crag and return via Greenburn. [with] With Su [weather] Dry, bright sunshine. - Open topped bus to get to Grasmere. Coffee in Heidi's before the walk. Beautiful day, beautiful walk.

Gill Bates climbed on September 15th, 2015 [from/via/route] from A591

Kevan Cassley bagged on June 13th, 2020 [from/via/route] Grasmere / Helm Crag (walk c350) [with] wife Amanda & daughter India plus dog Bentley [weather] Very hot and dry with excellent visibility - Nice walk, steep steps most of way up but fantastic summit

John Bryers hiked on May 26th, 2020 [from/via/route] Grasmere to Steel fell via Easdale Road and then along ridge to Calf Crag for lunch the continued SOuth along ridge to Gibson Knott and continued to Helm Crag. [with] With Mya my faithful 13 year old Patterdale Terrier. [weather] Low mist at 10am but Sun soon came up for a fantastic day. - During second release of COVID-19. Only met 3 people all day!

Deborah Johnson summited on May 5th, 2019 [from/via/route] Grasmere [with] Andy and Ted [weather] Sunny day

Andrew Johnson conquered on August 23rd, 2019 [from/via/route] Grasmere village [with] Debbie and Ted [weather] Sunny weather

Robin Thorne scaled during May, 2018 [from/via/route] Coast to Coast Walk [with] Jon Thorne [weather] Sunny

Andrew Douthwaite walked up on August 24th, 2019 [weather] Sunny

Richard Marchant climbed on August 14th, 2016 [from/via/route] This route took us from the Main A591 where we left the car parked in a layby Town Head. A small country lane took us down to Helmside where we took a footpath that led us up on to Steele Fell then followed the ridge round to Calf Crag and then descended the ridge down to Gibson Knott and finally on to Helm Crag and down back to the car. [with] My youngest son Tom [weather] Fine clear sunny day all the through the day.

Bill Salisbury bagged on March 7th, 2012 [with] Sue

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Helm Crag

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)

The Lion and the Lamb on Helm Crag

The Lion and the Lamb on Helm Crag

Photo: David Hayter (80)

Approacing Helm Crag

Approacing Helm Crag

Photo: Tim Hope (68)

Helm Crag from Gibson Knott

Helm Crag from Gibson Knott

Photo: Wayne Hill (63)

Greenburn Bottom and Helm Crag from Calf Crag

Greenburn Bottom and Helm Crag from Calf Crag

Photo: David Hayter (72)

This is me on top of Helm Crag above Grasmere

This is me on top of Helm Crag above Grasmere

Photo: Phil Pickering (1)

Helm Crag summit cairn

Helm Crag summit cairn

Photo: Tim Hope (72)

The Howitzer and the Lion and the Lamb on the summit of Helm Crag with Loughrigg and Grasmere in the background

The Howitzer and the Lion and the Lamb on the summit of Helm Crag with Loughrigg and Grasmere in the background

Photo: Alan Wainwright (208)

The summit of Helm Crag

The summit of Helm Crag

Photo: Brian Balfe (13)

Easedale and Helm Crag from Calf Crag

Easedale and Helm Crag from Calf Crag

Photo: David Hayter (76)


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