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Helm Crag, Grasmere

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Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Hiking Trail
Helm Crag is a fell in the English Lake District situated in the Central Fells to the north of Grasmere. Despite its low height it sits prominently at the end of a ridge, easily seen from the village. This, combined with the distinctive summit rocks which provide the alternative name 'The Lion and the Lamb', makes it one of the most recognised hills in the District.

Alfred Wainwright wrote of Helm Crag that "The virtues of Helm Crag have not been lauded enough. It gives an exhilarating little climb, a brief essay in real mountaineering, and, in a region where all is beautiful, it makes a notable contribution to the natural charms and attractions of Grasmere."
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  • My first hiking experience ever. Great walk, views and time well spent with the family. Amazing !!!!  more »
  • This was our first Lake District hike and it sure set a beautiful precedent of what to expect! Starting down near the hotel (£6 for parking- redeemable in the bar/cafe) we trekked directly up hill to....  more »
  • Lovely walk. Quite challenging but worth it for the views
  • Lovely spot for a lunch break

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