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Helm Crag & The Lion and the Lamb

A leisurely walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in national park Lake District in Cumbria, England, about 10.03km (6.23 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:30. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 437m (1433ft)
Loss 437m (1433ft)
Max. Elevation 510m (1673ft)
Elevation (total) 874m (2866ft)
Start & End
Grasmere
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 17 Sep 2007
A half-day walk from Grasmere village, this walk visits one of the most recognisable landmarks in the Lake District - the 'Lion and the Lamb' rock formations on the summit of Helm Crag. This walk runs over two maps - you will need OS Explorer 005 as well.

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Waypoints

OS Grid NY336074
From Grasmere, follow the Easedale Road heading northwest until you reach the small hamlet of Easedale.
Easedale About 1.44 km (~0.89 miles) from
OS Grid NY327084
From Easedale, take the footpath which zigzags up past White Crag. Be warned - it's a steep one!
Helm Crag About 0.96 km (~0.6 miles) from
OS Grid NY325094
First summit - Helm Crag. From here, follow the ridge in a northwest direction towards Gibson Knott, and carry on until you reach Calf Crag. The land around here is all National Trust-owned.
Calf Crag About 2.45 km (~1.52 miles) from
OS Grid NY303105
At Calf Crag, the ridge widens into a plateau. Take a bearing and head for Steel Fell. On a clear day you will get a great view of Thirlsmere Reservoir. Follow the path off Steel Fell towards Helmside.
Helmside About 3.03 km (~1.88 miles) from
OS Grid NY332095
From Helmside, follow the road heading south back to Grasmere (sorry no footpaths here). Enjoy a nice cup of tea in Grasmere, and maybe a slice of cake.
Grasmere About 2.15 km (~1.34 miles) from
OS Grid NY338075
Back to Grasmere, where there are buses heading north and south through the Lakes.

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