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“A tough climb but worth it for the views”
Review of Helm Crag

Helm Crag
Ranked #6 of 20 things to do in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“A tough climb but worth it for the views”
Reviewed 8 January 2012

The direct route is rocky and steep for most of its length but can be climbed relatively quickly if you're averagely fit. A more interesting approach is from the path leading up to the ridge from Far Easdale which allows you to use the rocky access path for the descent

Visited January 2012
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Canberra, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent views”
Reviewed 4 January 2012

A challenging walk with superb views. Again, my feet did not like the stoniest sections.

Visited August 2011
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Take the easier way”
Reviewed 3 January 2012

Before attempting this walk call at the newsagents in Grasmere and buy the "Walks around Grasmere". There are two ways up Helm Crag - one is much nicer and easier on the legs than the other. On a wind free day climb "The Lion" and get right to the top. A good walk, steep in places but worth the effort - the views going up and on top are fabulous.

Visited December 2011
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Boxing day sojourn”
Reviewed 28 December 2011

Loveley little walk although it was blowing an absoloute hooley.

Visited December 2011
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Eastham, null, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“lovely walk”
Reviewed 5 December 2011

stunning views over grassmere and beyond very windy and exposed at the top. The walk across and down Far Easedale Gill was fantastic, offeirng a decent taste of what the lakes has to offer

Visited December 2011
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