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A wonderful climb.

Though steep, most of the ascent is paved with steps and stones, making it a manageable, if... read more

Reviewed yesterday
dcrman
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Scenic walking

Unfortunately it rained very heavily on our walk making the scrambling part of the walk quite... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarah C
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“great walk” (22 reviews)
“lion lamb” (5 reviews)
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Grasmere, Grasmere, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Though steep, most of the ascent is paved with steps and stones, making it a manageable, if arduous, climb, providing a magnificent view of Grasmere and further afield.

Thank dcrman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately it rained very heavily on our walk making the scrambling part of the walk quite slippery. The views were amazing despite the rain obscuring them somewhat. I hope to return in better weather. It is a short walk from the hostel and reasonably sign...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is, of course, such a well known and iconic walk. The rewards for the climb from Grasmere are some scintillating views in all directions. The famous Lion and the Lamb formation always intrigues me! After so many visits, I still can't see it!

Thank Lukajoreb
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We did this by accident, not planning it and not realising just how strenuous it is, so be warned. The view from the top are some of the most spectacular in the Lakes. Worth the effort, and once you are up, the walk across the...More

Thank MarkLondon1919
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This is a great walk and one which can easily be undertaken from Grasmere. Although quite steep in places, the climb is hugely rewarding when you see the views from the summit. We were blessed with amazingly good weather, which was the icing on the...More

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Excellent walk. Beautiful views overlooking grasmere. Probably my favourite walk in the area. Must do if you are staying nearby.

Thank Ben C
Reviewed 9 May 2017

If you want a short walk before dinner, or first thing before leaving for home it's great (up and down in 2.5 hours - 4.2 miles). Even better, once you're up there, continue along the ridge and return down Far Easedale (5.5 hours - 8.6...More

Thank Nick L
Reviewed 6 May 2017

we walk this walk in memory of our niece its tough very steep in places but places to rest and great amazing vies at the top very windy in places and steep would suggest walking sticks and food preps snacks

Thank sybill47
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Helm crag ( the lion & lamb ) A fell walk for begins 2 hours to the top from the village. Very easy climb, a bit of a pull up to the summit but your well rewarded with views of Grasmere, Rydel, Windermere and beyond....More

2  Thank hot-hot-chilli
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Worth a half day walk up to Helm Crag. Easy from Grasmere and a good path. Extend the walk by doing the ridge to Calf Crag or even round to Steel Fell which has a lovley way off to Grasmere.

Thank johnahall
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