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Helm Crag is situated to the north of Grasmere. It is easily recognised by its distinctive summit rocks, nicknamed ‘The Lion and the Lamb’ and is one of the most recognised hills in the Lake District. It is a fairly short, steep and exciting walk, perfect for long light summer evenings or brisk sunny winter mornings when you only have a few hours to spare. “The virtues of Helm Crag have not been lauded enough. 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.” – Alfred Wainwright
Walk distance – 4.0 miles (6.4km)
Height climbed – 341 metres