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Helm Crag

Helm Crag, Ambleside LA22 9QL, UK

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About Helm Crag

Helm Crag is a well-known peak just northwest of Grasmere. It’s the fells distinctive rocky profile that lends itself its alternative name ‘The Lion and the Lamb’. The mountains true summit is a cannon shaped barrel of rock known as The Howitzer and stands just over 25ft high. It gives an exhilarating little climb, a brief essay in real mountaineering, and, in a region where all is beautiful, it makes a notable contribution to the natural charms and attractions of Grasmere."



Attractions near Helm Crag

National Trust - Allan Bank1.83km from Helm Crag

A Georgian villa and former home of English poet, William Wordsworth. Today the house is a National Trust property that has only recently been open to the public. Unlike most other National Trust properties, Allan Bank is not a recreation of a period property and many rooms are stripped back, allowing visitors to use their imagination about the building’s potential.

Easedale Tarn2.01km from Helm Crag

Easedale Tarn is a tarn in the center of the English Lake District, about two miles west of the village of Grasmere. With plenty of stone bridges for trolls to hide under, waterfalls plunging into pools, and a mountain tarn surrounded by an amphitheater of fells, this walk is truly spectacular. The path up is a little loose under foot and rocky but really this is a straightforward and pleasant walk. The ring of mountains is suitably impressive.

Grasmere2.02km from Helm Crag

Grasmere is perhaps best known as the home of William Wordsworth, a place he once described as "The most loveliest spot that man hath found." Set alongside Grasmere Lake, Grasmere is shrouded by a panorama of fells and mountains that provide the atmosphere so beloved of Wordsworth and the Romantic poets. Old cottages, faced with pebbledash, and houses of bluish-green local slate vie for attention along the twisty streets of the village.

Wordsworth Grasmere2.8km from Helm Crag

Dove Cottage in Grasmere, was William Wordsworth‘s home from 1799 to 1808. Here Wordsworth produced the most famous and best-loved of his poems, and his sister Dorothy kept her famous Grasmere journals. He was there with his sister Dorothy from 1799 to 1808 and penned the line "I wandered lonely as a cloud" after being inspired by flowers the pair had seen on the shores of Ullswater.

Grisedale Tarn3.4km from Helm Crag

Nestling high in the mountains at the head of three valleys in a great scoop Grisedale Tarn has an atmospheric setting. Squeezed by the southern guardian of the great Helvellyn ridge - Dollywaggon Pike to its north, and the bulks of Fairfield and Seat Sandal to the south, its outflow treks north east through the long valley of Grisedale to the village of Patterdale.

Great Langdale3.52km from Helm Crag

The Great Langdale valley is a beautiful location some 12,170 acres, much of it in the care of the National Trust. The valley stretches from Ambleside through Clappersgate, Skelwith Bridge, Elterwater, Chapel Stile, to the Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, and the glaciated valley of Mickleden. It is a popular location for hikers, climbers, fell-runners and other outdoor enthusiasts who are attracted by the many fells ringing the head of the valley.

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The largest and most widespread industry in Cumbria is tourism. The Lake District National Park alone receives some 15.8 million visitors every year.World-famous for its beautiful lakes and mountainous fells, carved out long ago by glaciers, the Lake District today is a playground for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts.