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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

Tina Parker walked up Helm Crag on November 19th, 2022 [from/via/route] Grasmere [with] Susan

Christine Shepherd climbed Helm Crag 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. Repeated walk c294 solo on 14.07.2022

Ian Ashton bagged Helm Crag on January 1st, 2022 [with] Solo

Hazel Blackbourn hiked Helm Crag 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 summited Helm Crag 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 conquered Helm Crag on January 19th, 2020 [from/via/route] from Grasmere [with] Tara, Rob and Tracey and Marty [weather] sunny / dry

David Lord scaled Helm Crag 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 walked up Helm Crag 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 climbed Helm Crag on June 26th, 2021 [from/via/route] Walk 294 [with] Luke [weather] Sunny intervals

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

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

The Helevllyn Ridge featuring: Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn), White Side, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Dollywaggon Pike, St Sunday Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg and Heron Pike with Steel Fell (mid distance) and Calf Crag, Gibson Knott and Helm Crag  (foreground) from Brownrigg Moss

The Helevllyn Ridge featuring: Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn), White Side, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Dollywaggon Pike, St Sunday Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg and Heron Pike with Steel Fell (mid distance) and Calf Crag, Gibson Knott and Helm Crag (foreground) from Brownrigg Moss

Photo: Alan Wainwright (211)

The Howitzer on Helm Crag summit

The Howitzer on Helm Crag summit

Photo: Andy Malcolm (65)

Helm Crag from Greenburn Bottom

Helm Crag from Greenburn Bottom

Photo: Tim Hope (49)

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)

On the Howitzer at the top of Helm Crag

On the Howitzer at the top of Helm Crag

Photo: Roger Yardley (3)

Easedale and Helm Crag from Calf Crag

Easedale and Helm Crag from Calf Crag

Photo: David Hayter (76)

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)

Grasmere from Helm Crag

Grasmere from Helm Crag

Photo: Wayne Hill (60)

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)

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)

This is me on top of Helm Crag above Grasmere

This is me on top of Helm Crag above Grasmere

Photo: Phil Pickering (1)

Grasmere from the summit of Helm Crag

Grasmere from the summit of Helm Crag

Photo: Zoe Blackbourn (1)

My husband Eric on Helm Crag

My husband Eric on Helm Crag

Photo: Amanda Hamlyn (2)

Helm Crag from Gibson Knott

Helm Crag from Gibson Knott

Photo: Wayne Hill (63)

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 Gibson Knott

Helm Crag from Gibson Knott

Photo: David Hayter (78)

The 'Howitzer' on the summit of Helm Crag

The 'Howitzer' on the summit of Helm Crag

Photo: David Baines (1)

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

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

Photo: Andy Malcolm (67)

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)

Loughrigg Fell and Grasmere from Helm Crag summit

Loughrigg Fell and Grasmere from Helm Crag summit

Photo: Tim Hope (77)


. . . see all 61 walk photographs & pictures of views from, on or of Helm Crag


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