530 Helm Crag

"Helm Crag rose very bold and craggy", wrote Dorothy Wordsworth. Both Dorothy and William loved Easedale, which they called "The Black Quarter because of its evening shadows, but there is no record of them climbing Helm Crag - they missed a treat for it's one of the finest summits in the Lake District.

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LOCATION: South Lake District
START: Grasmere village, off A591, Broadgate car park
Grid ref: NY337078 Postcode: LA229RY
DISTANCE: 8 miles
GRADE: Strenuous
TIME: 6 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - English Lakes, South East Landranger 90
REFRESHMENTS: Lancrigg & Grasmere
EN ROUTE: Gibson Knott, Calf Crag, Brownrigg Moss Tarn, Stythwaite Steps

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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