Walk c152 Calf Crag and Helm Crag from Grasmere

One steep ascent to fine views of Grasmere


Route outline for walk c152:

Grasmere  -  Goody Bridge  -  High Raven Crag  -  Helm Crag  -  The Lion and The Lamb  -  The Howitzer  -  Gibson Knott  -  Calf Crag  -  Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk  -  Brownrigg Moss  -  Moor Moss  -  Far Easdale Gill  -  Goody Bridge  -  Grasmere.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
0
English
Mountains
Wainwright
3
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
0
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
1
English
Dewey
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Calf Crag at 537m (1762ft). Calf Crag is classified as a Wainwright (No. 155). Calf Crag is also known as a English Dewey (100th highest in England, 230th in England & Wales)

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Gibson Knott at 420m (1378ft). Gibson Knott is classified as a Wainwright (No. 197).

You will also reach the summit of Helm Crag at 396m (1300ft). Helm Crag is classified as a Wainwright (No. 201).

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Maps OL6 & OL7
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c152 Calf Crag and Helm Crag from Grasmere

In no particular order . . .

Eric and me on Helm Crag, Easter Sunday 2008.

Eric and me on Helm Crag, Easter Sunday 2008.

Photo: Amanda Hamlyn (5)

Looking down into Easedale from High Raven Crag below Helm Crag

Looking down into Easedale from High Raven Crag below Helm Crag

Photo: Alan Wainwright (202)

On the Howitzer at the top of Helm Crag

On the Howitzer at the top of Helm Crag

Photo: Roger Yardley (3)

Gibson Knott Summit

Gibson Knott Summit

Photo: David Hayter (77)

High Raise (Langdale) (centre), Coledale Head, Calf Crag and Gibson Knott (far right) above Grasmere Common from Helm Crag

High Raise (Langdale) (centre), Coledale Head, Calf Crag and Gibson Knott (far right) above Grasmere Common from Helm Crag

Photo: Alan Wainwright (209)

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)

Grasmere Church

Grasmere Church

Photo: Stuart Richardson (11)

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)

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)

Broadstone Head, Ferngill Crag and Deer Bields from Brownrigg Moss

Broadstone Head, Ferngill Crag and Deer Bields from Brownrigg Moss

Photo: Tim Hope (57)

Approacing Helm Crag summit

Approacing Helm Crag summit

Photo: Tim Hope (69)

The Lion and the Lamb on Helm Crag

The Lion and the Lamb on Helm Crag

Photo: David Hayter (80)

On top of Calf Crag in the Lakes last week

On top of Calf Crag in the Lakes last week

Photo: Steve Davies (1)

Grasmere from Helm Crag

Grasmere from Helm Crag

Photo: Simon Barnett (54)

The Howitzer on the summit of Helm Crag

The Howitzer on the summit of Helm Crag

Photo: Martin Wardroper (3)

Snowdrops emerging in Grasmere - spring is on the way!

Snowdrops emerging in Grasmere - spring is on the way!

Photo: Mike Knipe (214)

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

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

Photo: Tim Hope (71)

Dove Cottage near Grasmere

Dove Cottage near Grasmere

Photo: David Wright (262)

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)

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)

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

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

Photo: Andy Malcolm (67)

This is me on top of Helm Crag above Grasmere

This is me on top of Helm Crag above Grasmere

Photo: Phil Pickering (1)

Fishing Boat on Grasmere

Fishing Boat on Grasmere

Photo: David Hayter (407)

*Grasmere from Helm Crag

*Grasmere from Helm Crag

Photo: Wayne Hill (64)

Great Rigg (left). Stone Arthur (centre) and Heron Pike (right) from the top of High Raven Crag

Great Rigg (left). Stone Arthur (centre) and Heron Pike (right) from the top of High Raven Crag

Photo: Alan Wainwright (204)

Deer Bields, Ferngill Crag and Broadstone Head from Calf Crag

Deer Bields, Ferngill Crag and Broadstone Head from Calf Crag

Photo: Tim Hope (66)

Approacing Helm Crag

Approacing Helm Crag

Photo: Tim Hope (68)

Approching Helm Crag

Approching Helm Crag

Photo: David Baines (8)

Steel Fell and Seat Sandal from Gibson Knott

Steel Fell and Seat Sandal from Gibson Knott

Photo: David Hayter (75)

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

Grasmere

Photo: Kevin Smith (1)

The Lion and The Lamb on Helm Crag

The Lion and The Lamb on Helm Crag

Photo: Tim Hope (75)

Loughrigg Fell and Grasmere from Helm Crag summit

Loughrigg Fell and Grasmere from Helm Crag summit

Photo: Tim Hope (77)

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)

Steel Fell from Calf Crag

Steel Fell from Calf Crag

Photo: David Hayter (74)

Grasmere Shore

Grasmere Shore

Photo: David Hayter (409)

Autumn colours near Grasmere

Autumn colours near Grasmere

Photo: David Connolly (14)

Autumn in Grasmere Village

Autumn in Grasmere Village

Photo: Linda Royston (1)

Grasmere Lake

Grasmere Lake

Photo: Bryan Auty (4)

*Lakeland panorama featuring a snow-topped Helvellyn (centre left) and Fairfield (centre right) from above Grasmere

*Lakeland panorama featuring a snow-topped Helvellyn (centre left) and Fairfield (centre right) from above Grasmere

Photo: Simon Barnett (34)

Grasmere shore

Grasmere shore

Photo: David Hayter (408)

Easedale and Helm Crag from Calf Crag

Easedale and Helm Crag from Calf Crag

Photo: David Hayter (76)

Seat Sandel (left) Grisedale Hause & Fairfield (right) from near Goody Bridge on the outskirts of Grasmere

Seat Sandel (left) Grisedale Hause & Fairfield (right) from near Goody Bridge on the outskirts of Grasmere

Photo: Alan Wainwright (201)

Seat Sandal towering above Grasmere

Seat Sandal towering above Grasmere

Photo: Edward Felstead (1)

The Howitzer on Helm Crag

The Howitzer on Helm Crag

Photo: Tim Hope (74)

Loughrigg Fell and Grasmere from Helm Crag

Loughrigg Fell and Grasmere from Helm Crag

Photo: Tim Hope (76)

The summit of Helm Crag

The summit of Helm Crag

Photo: Brian Balfe (13)

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)

The Far Easdale Valley with Helm Crag (left) and Loughrigg (centre distance) from Brownrigg Moss

The Far Easdale Valley with Helm Crag (left) and Loughrigg (centre distance) from Brownrigg Moss

Photo: Alan Wainwright (210)

Seat Sandal (left) Grisedale Hause, Fairfield (centre) and Great Rigg above The Pass of Dunmail Raise from the top of High Raven Crag

Seat Sandal (left) Grisedale Hause, Fairfield (centre) and Great Rigg above The Pass of Dunmail Raise from the top of High Raven Crag

Photo: Alan Wainwright (203)

Helm Crag from Gibson Knott

Helm Crag from Gibson Knott

Photo: David Hayter (78)

Raise (Helvellyn)

Raise (Helvellyn)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (212)

The 'Howitzer' on the summit of Helm Crag

The 'Howitzer' on the summit of Helm Crag

Photo: David Baines (1)

Grasmere from Helm Crag

Grasmere from Helm Crag

Photo: Wayne Hill (60)

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)

Grasmere from the ascent up Helm Crag

Grasmere from the ascent up Helm Crag

Photo: Sarah Wintle (1)

The Howitzer on Helm Crag

The Howitzer on Helm Crag

Photo: David Hayter (79)

Greenburn Bottom and Helm Crag from Calf Crag

Greenburn Bottom and Helm Crag from Calf Crag

Photo: David Hayter (72)

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)

Helm Crag & Steel Fell (left), Grasmere Village & Dunmail Raise (centre) and Seat Sandal (right) beautifully reflected in Grasmere

Helm Crag & Steel Fell (left), Grasmere Village & Dunmail Raise (centre) and Seat Sandal (right) beautifully reflected in Grasmere

Photo: David Hayter (415)

The Howitzer on Helm Crag summit

The Howitzer on Helm Crag summit

Photo: Andy Malcolm (65)

Lorna Auty on the shore of Grasmere

Lorna Auty on the shore of Grasmere

Photo: Bryan Auty (2)

Helm Crag from Gibson Knott

Helm Crag from Gibson Knott

Photo: Wayne Hill (63)

Grasmere and Easedale from Helm Crag

Grasmere and Easedale from Helm Crag

Photo: Tim Hope (70)

Wordsworth's Grave in Grasmere Church Graveyard

Wordsworth's Grave in Grasmere Church Graveyard

Photo: Stuart Richardson (12)

Grasmere with Loughrigg beyond from the top of High Raven Crag

Grasmere with Loughrigg beyond from the top of High Raven Crag

Photo: Alan Wainwright (205)

Grasmere from the west shore

Grasmere from the west shore

Photo: Linda Royston (2)

Grasmere Lake

Grasmere Lake

Photo: Linda Royston (4)

The southern end of Grasmere

The southern end of Grasmere

Photo: David Wright (266)

Autumn leaves in Grasmere

Autumn leaves in Grasmere

Photo: Linda Royston (3)

Deer Bields from Gibson Knott

Deer Bields from Gibson Knott

Photo: Tim Hope (67)

Seat Sandal with Fairfield beyond from Grasmere

Seat Sandal with Fairfield beyond from Grasmere

Photo: David Connolly (1)

On Helm Crag summit

On Helm Crag summit

Photo: Simon Barnett (53)

My husband Eric on Helm Crag

My husband Eric on Helm Crag

Photo: Amanda Hamlyn (2)

Grasmere

Grasmere

Photo: David Wright (263)

Helm Crag summit cairn

Helm Crag summit cairn

Photo: Tim Hope (72)

Broadstone Head from Brownrigg Moss

Broadstone Head from Brownrigg Moss

Photo: Tim Hope (65)

Greenup Edge from Calf Crag

Greenup Edge from Calf Crag

Photo: David Hayter (73)


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