Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Calf Crag from Grasmere
Video run time: 32 minutes 58 seconds
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.
|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:||Nearest post code for Sat Nav: LA22 9SY - get directions here|
|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 (405m), Gibson Knott (420m) and Calf Crag (537m)|
|Wainwrights:||Helm Crag (405m) - 201st highest, Gibson Knott (420m) -198th highest and Calf Crag (537m) - 154th highest|
|Map:||Ordnance Survey - Explorer OL7 (The English Lakes - South-eastern Area)
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|Walk features:||Birds, Café, 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|
|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|
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