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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

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

Phil Higgins climbed 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 bagged on September 15th, 2015 [from/via/route] from A591

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

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

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

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

Richard Marchant bagged 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.

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

Runaway Ramblers from Bury approach 'The Lion and the Lamb' on Helm Crag

Runaway Ramblers from Bury approach 'The Lion and the Lamb' on Helm Crag

Photo: David Morecroft (21)

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)

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)

Helm Crag from Grasmere

Helm Crag from Grasmere

Photo: David Connolly (2)

The Howitzer on Helm Crag summit

The Howitzer on Helm Crag summit

Photo: Andy Malcolm (65)

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

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

Photo: David Morecroft (20)

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)

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)


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