Helm Crag

Hiking in Grasmere

If you only do one fell walk in Grasmere, make it Helm Crag. Sometimes referred to as 'the Lion and the Lamb', after the twin crags atop its summit, it’s a rewarding two-hour climb, but it’s dauntingly steep in places, with around 335m of elevation gain. The trail starts on Easedale Rd and is fairly well signposted.

Wear proper boots and don’t expect to canter up it.