Helm Crag

Height: 1,328 Feet - 405 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 327 093
Area: Central
Ordnance Survey: OL7
Wainwright Guidebook: Three

Helm Crag may well be the best know of all Lakeland fells, and possibly even the best know hill in the country. Generations of wagonette and motor coach tourist have been tutored to recognise its appearance in the Grasmere landscape; it is the only feature of their Lakeland tour they hail at sight, and in unison, but the cry on their lips in not "Helm Crag" but "The Lion and the Lamb" - in a variety of dialects.


Map and Photo Gallery


Helm Crag taken just outside Grasmere.

Helm Crag from Grasmere.

Helm Crag from Michael's Nook.

The Lion and the Lamb, Helm Crag.

The Howitzer, the true summit of Helm Crag.


There are 4 walks to choose from including Helm Crag

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 1 A Greenburn Skyline

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16th January 2015
ASCENT: 3,150 Feet - 961 Meters
MILES: 11.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Helm Crag - Gibson Knott - Calf Crag - Sergeant Man - Steel Fell
ROUTE: A591 - Butharlyp Howe - Easedale Road - Helm Crag - Gibson Knott - Calf Crag - Brownrigg Moss - Broadstone Head - Sergeant Man - Broadstone Head - Brownrigg Moss - Steel Fell Tarn - Steel Fell - Cotra Breast - Helm Side - Low Mill Bridge - Goody Bridge - Grasmere - A591

High Raise from Grasmere via Helm Crag

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7th January 2012
ASCENT: 2,800 Feet, 854 Meters
MILES: 9.6
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Helm Crag, Gibson Knott, Calf Crag, High Raise, Sergeant Man
ROUTE: Grasmere – Easedale Road – Helm Crag – Gibson Knott – Calf Crag – Brownrigg Moss – Mere Beck – High Raise – Sergeant Man – Easedale Tarn – Easedale – Grasmere

The Greenburn Horseshoe

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25th August 2010
ASCENT: 2,456 Ft, 758 Mtrs
MILES: 8.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Helm Crag, Gibson Knott, Calf Crag, Steel Fell

Helm Crag

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27th November 2007
ASCENT: 428Mtrs  1328Ft
MILES: xxx
ROUTE: xxxx

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