Helm Crag, noted for it’s ‘Lion & Lamb’ rock formations, is the distinctive cockscomb like fell rising directly behind Grasmere. This clockwise circular walk begins through Easedale to rise by the old slate quarries before swinging first left and then back right to ascend the upper section of the distinctive nose of the fell. A traverse of the upper crest passes two distinctive rock outcrops before descent is made down to the valley of Greenburn.
TIME: 2.75 hours.
DIFFICULTY: Difficult with steep ascent (380m) and descent.
START & FINISH: Grasmere village central car park (339078).
MAPS: OS L90 & OL7.
HOSTELRIES: Plentiful in Grasmere, Travellers Rest Inn enroute.