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Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Calf Crag walk from Grasmere

Video run time: 32 minutes 58 seconds


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Helm Crag is probably one of the most well known of all the Lakeland Fells, although many know it as 'The Lion and the Lamb'. The summit rocks bear a striking resemblance to a lion when viewed from various locations. Although not the tallest of fells, there is much to view on the summit. Whilst walking Helm Crag is a decent walk on its own, by adding on Gibson Crag and Calf Crag and an additional 250 metres of climbing, a wonderful ridge walk is formed that returns back down Far Easedale Gill in to Grasmere.

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Parking: The walk starts from the junction of Easedale Road and Broadgate in Grasmere opposite Sam Read's bookshop (grid reference NY 336 076) - There are quite a few pay and display car parks in Grasmere
Directions: Google Maps: get directions here / What3words: ladder.obey.firewall
Walk distance: 7.7 miles (12.3 Km)
Estimated walk time: 4 hours
Height climbed: 690 metres
Grade: 2-C: A medium length walk that has rugged terrain and some steep climbs
Peaks / summits: Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Calf Crag
Wainwrights: Helm Crag: 1329ft / 405m - 201st highest
Gibson Knott: 1378ft / 420m - 198th highest
Calf Crag: 1762ft / 537m - 156th highest
Map: Ordnance Survey - Explorer OL7 (The English Lakes - South-eastern Area)
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Walk features: Birds, Cafe, Flowers, Hills or Fells, Lakes, Pubs, Stream or River, Views, Wildlife
Facilities / refreshments: Many pubs and cafes in Grasmere
Nearest town: Walk starts in Grasmere
Local accommodation: View accommodation close to the start of this walk from Sykes Holiday Cottages or from
Walk Tags: Video walk, Videowalks, Lake District, Cumbria, Grasmere, Easedale road, Easedale Tarn, White Crag, Helm Crag, Lion and the Lamb, Howitzer, Old lady Playing the Organ, Gibson Knott, Calf Crag, Brownrigg Moss, Far Easedale Gill, Stythwaite Steps, Easedale Beck, Dove Cottage, Wordsworth, William Wordsworth, Grasmere Gingerbread, Wainwright
Video run time: 32 minutes 58 seconds


Hill profile:

Hill profile

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