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Address: Grasmere, Grasmere, England

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Great walk - short or long

If you want a short walk before dinner, or first thing before leaving for home it's great (up and down in 2.5 hours - 4.2 miles). Even better, once you're up there, continue along... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a short walk before dinner, or first thing before leaving for home it's great (up and down in 2.5 hours - 4.2 miles). Even better, once you're up there, continue along the ridge and return down Far Easedale (5.5 hours - 8.6 miles). Want even more - continue over High Raise and return via Easedale Tarn.

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sybill47
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we walk this walk in memory of our niece its tough very steep in places but places to rest and great amazing vies at the top very windy in places and steep would suggest walking sticks and food preps snacks

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Helm crag ( the lion & lamb ) A fell walk for begins 2 hours to the top from the village. Very easy climb, a bit of a pull up to the summit but your well rewarded with views of Grasmere, Rydel, Windermere and beyond. Once at the top, don't rush off back down, soak up the views, Why not... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a half day walk up to Helm Crag. Easy from Grasmere and a good path. Extend the walk by doing the ridge to Calf Crag or even round to Steel Fell which has a lovley way off to Grasmere.

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did this as part of the coast to coast route. I am 61 and my wife 50, but she has arthritis in knees and feet. So it was with trepidation that we set off from Rosthwaite to complete this stage to Grasmere. 10.5 miles. Very steep going up and in places you need to scramble using hands as well.... More 

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manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Worth a walk up as you get rewarded with stunning views when you reach the top.. Does not take all day so you have time to have a nice well earned drink in Grasmere

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Manchester
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

We decided to give this another shot before we get too old.A lovely day to climb but hard underfoot .Once we had reached the top it's spectacular.Well worth the effort.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Only slightly off the beaten track but a pure escape. A great walk up with beautiful views. If you want the best from your efforts wear proper walking shoes -should go without saying. There are some tougher bits of the walk which need care and a bit of clambering and it can get quite windy with some strong gusts. Not... More 

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Loved this walk it was not easy though and a lot of climbing up steep stony paths. We enjoyed coming down and the fabulous beer at the hotel at the bottom.

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Helm crag is a short walk from Grasmere but don't underestimate the ascent, as it is steep and rocky in places. The summit is a delight and weather permitting gives wonderful views of the surrounding area

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