High Raise & Helm Crag from Grasmere

Introduction to Walk 1111

Photo from the walk - High Raise & Helm Crag from Grasmere

Nat Park - Lake District

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km

Ascent - 1700 feet / 515 metres

Grade - mod/hard

This Lake District walk from Grasmere visits High Raise, Calf Crag, Gibson Knott and Helm Crag. A fairly demanding walk, it can be wet underfoot after heavy rain. Despite this the views are excellent and the walking very rewarding with five Wainwrights included in the walk.

Walk Description

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Area Information

Lake District NP

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Accommodation Nearby

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Ambleside
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Ambleside
3.3 miles / 5.3 km away
Lattendales Guest House
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Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant
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Fell Foot Farm
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