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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

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

Kevan Cassley climbed 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 bagged 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 hiked on May 5th, 2019 [from/via/route] Grasmere [with] Andy and Ted [weather] Sunny day

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

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

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

Richard Marchant walked up 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 climbed on March 7th, 2012 [with] Sue

Liz Sheerin bagged on August 23rd, 2015 [with] Neil

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

Helm Crag from Gibson Knott

Helm Crag from Gibson Knott

Photo: David Hayter (78)

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

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

Photo: Tim Hope (71)

The Howitzer on Helm Crag with Helvellyn and The Pass of Dunmail Raise beyond

The Howitzer on Helm Crag with Helvellyn and The Pass of Dunmail Raise beyond

Photo: Simon Barnett (55)

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

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

Photo: Andy Malcolm (67)

Approching Helm Crag

Approching Helm Crag

Photo: David Baines (8)

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 Lion and The Lamb on Helm Crag

The Lion and The Lamb on Helm Crag

Photo: Tim Hope (75)

Helm Crag from Steel Fell (Dead Pike)

Helm Crag from Steel Fell (Dead Pike)

Photo: David Hayter (70)

Helm Crag, Seat Sandal,  Grisedale Hause, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Stone Arthur, Heron Crag, Nab Scar, Loughrigg and Grasmere above The Pass of Dunmail Raise from the top of High Raven Crag

Helm Crag, Seat Sandal, Grisedale Hause, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Stone Arthur, Heron Crag, Nab Scar, Loughrigg and Grasmere above The Pass of Dunmail Raise from the top of High Raven Crag

Photo: Alan Wainwright (206)

My husband Eric on Helm Crag

My husband Eric on Helm Crag

Photo: Amanda Hamlyn (2)


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