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Name:Helm Crag
Hill number:2498
Height:405m / 1329ft
Parent (Ma):2396  High Raise [High White Stones]
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Central Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Leven (Ulverston)
Class:Tump (400-499m), Wainwright, Birkett, Synge, Fellranger,
Trail 100
Grid ref:NY 32652 09349
Summit feature:rock tor known as 'Howitzer'
Col:335m  NY324095  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL5S OL7N
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 1342 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Clockwise Greenburn Roundssstevesreeves21/03/2020
REPEATSteve Q19/03/2020
Wainwrights and some Birketts around Easedale - c16km. Perfect blue sky day.davechaffey31/12/2019
From lay-by opposite Travellers' Rest.Jim T27/12/2019
Second time 12.45 ish great walk with Michael Pearce, along Helm Crag ridge, up the Howitzer and along to Calf Crag then back down the valleyvegibagger29/11/2019
Easy stroll along the ridge from Gibson Knot. The top of the Howitzer seems out of reach, but the Lion and the Lamb arrangement at the other end of the summit is easily scrambled up. Simple descent to Grasmere along a well-trodden path.CPowles29/10/2019
Set off at 5am planning to walk in Great Langdale, saw a stunning dear in the road before getting there then changed our minds to St Sundays crag so drove to Glenrididng before changing our minds again and settling on Helm crag again to get Bec up the Howitzer. So back to Grasmere and off we went down the Easedale road route. Made our way to the top without much fuss although was really injured and Bec not feeling great. We had the summit to ourselves but again Bec struggled and didn’t get to the top. we will be back and possible take ropes and practise 1st indoors. We got home after randomly seeing my mum and mark driving on the M6 and chilled watching homeland man u v Liverpool and more homeland…lovely kid free Sunday.Scotty 2 Hotty20/10/2019
Grasmere, Helm Crag, Greenburn bottom,Calf crag, low white stones, High Raise, Sgt man, Blea rigg, Castle how, little castle how, Swinescar pike, Silver How, Grasmere. 14.5 miles.AvidSockWearer08/09/2019
With ASW. We climbed Helm Crag (405M), a detour down into the valley to find Greenburn Bottom, then back up to Calf Crag (537m), then continuing to the highest point of the Central Fells, High Raise (762m). From there we continued to Sergeant Man (736m), down to Blea Rigg (541m) and finally across to Silver How (395m), then back down into Grasmere.meltdiceburg08/09/2019
With Sue, finally decided to do with Helm Crag, Gibson Crag and Steel Fell. Bit damp For the climb to top of Lion.Frank15/08/2019
Walked up here from Grasmere with my Dad, Grandad and brother. We all scrambled up to the top of the howitzer.williamglew01/08/2019
Climbed from Grasmere via White Crag with Heather, Jago, Gaia and Louis. Made it to the top of the Lion with a little difficulty!stevem7608/07/2019
Steel Fell - Calf Crag - Gibson Knott - Helm Cragmickw8826/06/2019
Steel Fell - Calf Crag - Gibson Knott - Helm Crag.re142122/05/2019
Chris Benson22/05/2019
Lisa L18/05/2019
ALHEJ Wilkins28/04/2019
Diversion off Coast to Coast.PGCE27/04/2019
From the path from Lancrigg.summitter23/04/2019
Beautiful spring day. Approached the summit along the ridge from Gibson Knott. Descent: back along the ridge to Bracken Hause then north east on the path zigzagging down to Green Burn, thence to Town Head Farm. Olwyn and TrevorTrevolw18/04/2019
With JB DB ZB and Raisin. Parked A591 layby, thru Grasmere.always_more_up12/04/2019
Trail: High Raise walk 1ianwkitson29/03/2019
Parked on the large layby and headed along the road for a minute before crossing and heading towards Helm Crag. Easy route finding and glad there was a bridge crossing as waters all high. Very windy summit. solo hiking.Zoe Little07/03/2019
From lay-by just south of Town Head Farm. Solo. Wainwrights round 5.Dangerous Dave23/02/2019
With many friends from CUHWC: YHA High Close - Blea Rigg - Sergeant Man - High Raise - Calf Crag - Gibson Knott - Helm Crag - YHA High CloseMark Jackson16/02/2019
Grasmere - Helm Crag - Gibson Knott - Greenburn Bottom - Grasmeretwg2716/02/2019
Up to Helm Crag from Inn at Grasmere. Attempted Gibson Knott but mist and leftover snow prevented. Down towards Town Head and back to hotel. Rain started just after we got back! Matt, Andy, Veronica and JoeMattD201005/02/2019
Jill Robertson27/01/2019
Walked as 4th of 4 peak walk starting at the Travellers Rest. Snow underfoot and visibility poor due (50m).Shaun19/01/2019