Helm Crag
Date: 10th September 2018 Distance: 6.78km (4.21 Mile) Parking: Roadside A591
Start Location: Grasmere Ascent (m/ft): 320m (1050ft) Weather:


Time Started: 08:30 Highest Point: Helm Crag (405m/1329ft) Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 Hours 50 Minutes        
Route: A591 Grasmere - Mill Bridge - Helmside - Greenburn - Bracken Hause - Helm Crag (405m/1329ft) - Easedale Road - Grasmere A591

Today the weather was set to be a bit of a mix but the best was early in the morning with rain moving in, in the afternoon. We decided to head down to Grasmere and head up Helm Crag as it is such an enjoyable fell to climb, offers dramatic views and all done within a couple of hours.

Our goal for the day, Helm Crag.

The ridge up to Steel Fell.

Steel Fell and Greenburn.

Seat Sandal on the other side of the A591.

Once at Bracken Hause there are views south and west to Easedale and the Langdale Pikes.

Just in that hollow is Easedale Tarn.

Tarn Crag.

Gibson Knott.

Steel Fell from the path up to Helm Crag.

A jagged crown of rock. The Howitzer.

Easedale Tarn seen from here.

A more classic view of the Howitzer but no real sense of scale. Its about 25-30 ft high.

Looking south to Grasmere from The Lion.

A view across the summit to the Howitzer.

The Lion.

The view of Grasmere and Loughrigg Fell.

A final view right into Far Easedale.