OUTDOOR WITH THE WOODALLS

HELM CRAG 1299FT

SITUATED IN THE CENTRAL FELLS WAINWRIGHT 201

LAKE DISTRICT

PARKING- PAY AND DISPLAY IN GRASMERE CENTRE OF A COUPLE OF LAY BY PARKINGS FREE

MILES- 4 MILES

ASCENT-340m

FACILITIES- GRASMERE HAS TOILETS, CAFE, PARK, PUBS

TERRAIN  STEEP , SOME ROCKY SECTIONS WITH LOOSE SCREE BUT NOTHING TOO TECHNICAL


 You can start to head out of Grasmere towards Easdale Road, following the road past the turn to Easdale Tarn. Going through the gate to the farm to the other side, where you take a right up towards the start of the ascent for Helm Crag.

The footpath is sign posted and easy to follow, it starts going steep to the summit, on rock steps with some zigzag sections.

The path turns more into a  scramble to the summit with no defined path, but once you reach the plateau you will see the large rock formation being the lion and the lamb, return back to the car the same way.







MORE DETAILS

http://www.wainwrightroutes.co.uk/helmcrag_r1.htm