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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

Geoff Hand walked up 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 climbed on January 19th, 2020 [from/via/route] from Grasmere [with] Tara, Rob and Tracey and Marty [weather] sunny / dry

David Lord bagged 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 hiked 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 summited on June 26th, 2021 [from/via/route] Walk 294 [with] Luke [weather] Sunny intervals

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

Mark Hazelton scaled 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

Tim Winn walked up on December 30th, 2020 [from/via/route] Grasmere [weather] Misty

Claire Rigg climbed on February 28th, 2021 [from/via/route] From Grasmere [with] Heidi [weather] Wet!

Claire Murray bagged on October 25th, 2020 [from/via/route] Helm Crag, Gibson Knott, Calf Crag & Steel Fell from Grasmere [with] Vitor [weather] Sunny, windy & a drop of hail - Lovely walk, lots of climbing & £6 to park in Grasmere

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

Eric and me on Helm Crag, Easter Sunday 2008.

Eric and me on Helm Crag, Easter Sunday 2008.

Photo: Amanda Hamlyn (5)

Grasmere from Helm Crag

Grasmere from Helm Crag

Photo: Wayne Hill (60)

Loughrigg Fell and Grasmere from Helm Crag

Loughrigg Fell and Grasmere from Helm Crag

Photo: Tim Hope (76)

The Lion and The Lamb on Helm Crag from Greenburn Bottom

The Lion and The Lamb on Helm Crag from Greenburn Bottom

Photo: Tim Hope (50)

Looking down from Helm Crag past the Howitzer on to Dunmail Raise and the A591 Ambleside to Keswick Road

Looking down from Helm Crag past the Howitzer on to Dunmail Raise and the A591 Ambleside to Keswick Road

Photo: Brian Balfe (12)

Grasmere from the ascent up Helm Crag

Grasmere from the ascent up Helm Crag

Photo: Sarah Wintle (1)

Easedale and Helm Crag from Calf Crag

Easedale and Helm Crag from Calf Crag

Photo: David Hayter (76)

Helm Crag from Gibson Knott

Helm Crag from Gibson Knott

Photo: David Hayter (78)

Looking down to Alcock Tarn from near Heron Pike with Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Steel Fell beyond

Looking down to Alcock Tarn from near Heron Pike with Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Steel Fell beyond

Photo: Christine Shepherd (111)

Greenburn Bottom and Helm Crag from Calf Crag

Greenburn Bottom and Helm Crag from Calf Crag

Photo: David Hayter (72)

The Lion and the Lamb on Helm Crag

The Lion and the Lamb on Helm Crag

Photo: David Hayter (80)

*Grasmere from Helm Crag

*Grasmere from Helm Crag

Photo: Wayne Hill (64)

Looking down the ridge from Steel Fell (Dead Pike) with Helm Crag to the right

Looking down the ridge from Steel Fell (Dead Pike) with Helm Crag to the right

Photo: Andy Malcolm (66)

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 Dunmail Raise

Helm Crag from Dunmail Raise

Photo: Brian Balfe (3)

Grasmere, Silver How, Lang How, Blea Rigg, Easedale Tarn, The LAngdale Pikes, Codale Head, Gibson Knott and Calf Crag from Helm Crag summit cairn

Grasmere, Silver How, Lang How, Blea Rigg, Easedale Tarn, The LAngdale Pikes, Codale Head, Gibson Knott and Calf Crag from Helm Crag summit cairn

Photo: Tim Hope (73)

David Morecroft on top of the 'Howitzer', Helm Crag

David Morecroft on top of the 'Howitzer', Helm Crag

Photo: David Morecroft (20)

Helm Crag from Grasmere

Helm Crag from Grasmere

Photo: David Connolly (2)

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)

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)


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