Helm Crag

Height: 405m/1,328ft

Grid Reference: NY327093

Fells » Central Fells

Lists: FRCC (221) Wainwright (C.23)

Ascents: 8

Wainwright's Central Fells guide book published in 1958 states Helm Crag's height as 1,299ft but the OS 1:25,000 map now records 405m (1,328ft).

The rocks at the northwest end of the summit ridge are the high point of the fell.

These rocks are known as either 'The Howitzer', 'The Lion Couchant' or 'The Old Woman Playing the Organ', they can not be seen from Grasmere village.

The rocks at the southeast end of the summit ridge are called 'The Lion and The Lamb', these are the rocks that can be seen from Grasmere village.

location

Walk   Distance Ascent
Sat 2 Feb 2013 - The Greenburn Round
Grasmere Village - Helm Crag - Gibson Knott - Calf Crag - Steel Fell Tarn - Steel Fell - Underhelm - Grasmere Village
8.50 miles2,370ft
Sun 16 Dec 2007 - The Greenburn Round
Grasmere Village - Helm Crag - Gibson Knott - Calf Crag - Steel Fell Tarn - Steel Fell - Underhelm - Grasmere Village
8.50 miles2,370ft
Sun 30 Jul 2006 - The Greenburn Round
Grasmere Village - Helm Crag - Gibson Knott - Calf Crag - Steel Fell Tarn - Steel Fell - Underhelm - Grasmere Village
8.50 miles2,370ft
Sat 24 Jul 2004 - Southern Dunmail Circuit
Grasmere Village - Helm Crag - Gibson Knott - Calf Crag - Steel Fell Tarn - Steel Fell - Dunmail Raise - Seat Sandal - Fairfield - Great Rigg - Stone Arthur - Grasmere Village
13.00 miles5,100ft
Thu 5 Jun 2003 - Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Calf Crag
Grasmere Village - Helm Crag - Gibson Knott - Calf Crag - Far Easedale - Easedale - Grasmere Village
8.00 miles1,850ft
Sat 29 Jun 2002 - The Greenburn Round
Grasmere Village - Underhelm - Steel Fell - Steel Fell Tarn - Calf Crag - Gibson Knott - Helm Crag - Grasmere Village
8.50 miles2,370ft
Sat 9 Mar 2002 - Helm Crag
Grasmere Village - Helm Crag - Grasmere Village
3.00 miles1,100ft
 Tue 10 Sep 1996 - Coast to Coast Day 3
Rosthwaite - Greenup Edge - Calf Crag - Gibson Knott - Helm Crag - Mill Bridge (A591) - Great Tongue - Grisedale Hause - Grisedale Tarn - Grisedale - Patterdale
17.75 miles