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Lion and Lamb

The famous lion and the lamb is formed by the graggy rocks on top of Helm Crag. Not a difficult... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gordon E
Chester, United Kingdom
Ok, ok! Time to quit smoking!

About 20 years I first came to Helm Crag and in the meantime some #%@& has only gone and made it... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Grasmere | Lancrigg Car Park, Grasmere, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The famous lion and the lamb is formed by the graggy rocks on top of Helm Crag. Not a difficult walk and you can go via the Walkers Bar at Lancrigg on the way

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gordon E
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

About 20 years I first came to Helm Crag and in the meantime some #%@& has only gone and made it steeper, higher and generally tougher to get up! Oh how I pine for my tobacco-free youth... Yes, I struggled and cursed all the way...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

You start in a small forrest and then come to stone steps trough a diversity of low vegetation where on the top of the mountain there is mosses and rock. A good climb with stunning views on a clear day

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sillycow77
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely walk up Helm Crag. A fair uphill with a bit of scrambling required. Well rewarded once at the summit with stunning views over Grasmere and beyond. It took us about 1 and a half hours to walk up including stops for photos. Around the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank titterstone
Reviewed 28 October 2018

My Husband and I have been many times to Grasmere but never until now climbed Helm Crag! It was a lovely warm sunny and dry day so we decided to do it .I'm so glad we did because the views from the top are great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank trickynicki22
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Fabulous walk, great to see the famous Howitzer and Lion and Lamb at the summit. It’s no doubt steep climb but not particularly challenging. Helm Crag on its own certainly is one to do and will get fabulous views of the lakes. If you want...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ian-Laura-staffs
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Had a walk up Helm Crag from Grasmere. Another Wainwright to cross off the list. Quite a strenuous walk towards the summit mainly due to high winds. Couldn't stand in places due to the strong gusts....scrambled in places. Amazing views though of Grasmere, Easedale Tarn,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jochg2016
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Climbed this crag several times. A great walk with ultimately an excellent view (subject to weather). If there is a break in the weather or you have only a couple of hours - this is the walk. And at the end of the walk back...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pensioner123
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Recommended as a good 'introduction' to walking (or so i read). It is a very steep climb - with well defined paths and stones to mark the way. There is some climbing / scrambling required to reach the top. We went in wet and blustery...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank donna_goodwin
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Our two grandchildren were 7 and 8 years old, and climbed easily. The path was fairly clear, and there were lots of people about, including children of only 4 or 5. Huge views for our picnic at the top. The only problem: you have to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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3 June 2018|
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Response from LesAnglais19 | Reviewed this property |
There are two large pay and display carparks in Grasmere and also a few free slots along the roadside near the Chemist's shop but get there early.
3 June 2018|
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Response from Emma H | Reviewed this property |
There's a car park near the Lancrigg hotel and restaurant. Alternatively, you can add 20 minutes to your hike in both directions and park up in Grasmere.