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Helm Crag Near Grasmere 2/4

Helm Crag is a fell in the English Lake District situated in the Central Fells to the north of Grasmere. Despite its low height it sits prominently at the end of a ridge, easily seen from the village. This, combined with the distinctive summit rocks which provide the alternative name 'The Lion and the Lamb', makes it one of the most recognised hills in the District.

Helm Crag Near Grasmere 2/4

Helm Crag is a fell in the English Lake District situated in the Central Fells to the north of Grasmere. Despite its low height it sits prominently at the end of a ridge, easily seen from the village. This, combined with the distinctive summit rocks which provide the alternative name 'The Lion and the Lamb', makes it one of the most recognised hills in the District.

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  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 6 May 2018, 03:24
Let's clamber up to the top, Brian...I reckon there is a great panorama awaiting our arrival.
Brian Walbey: Clamber is the correct word Ray, this is what Frank, who's been to the top, said yesterday ' Did you know that Helm crag is the only 'Wainwright' summit that actually has to be climbed. The summit is a piece of rock named 'the Howitzer' due to its likeness to said gun. I think I'm right in saying that the esteemed Mr Wainwright never did climb it due to his aversion to such things. I'm proud to say I did...Also on top is the 'Old lady playing the piano', only viewed from the Dunmail rise side of the crag, so three notable rock formations on this summit, still awake? The best route is from the back along the ridge, in fact I think the original, straight up route was closed due to erosion it was so popular.'
Grand, Brian, no lectures today...smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frank, I'm posting two other angles on this one next weekend.
C'est très beau.
Brian Walbey: I couldn't stop taking pictures of it fromn several angles.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 6 May 2018, 06:31
It would be grand to climb it on a sunny day
Brian Walbey: You might like to rethink that comment Chris, this is what Frank, who's been to the top, said yesterday ' Did you know that Helm crag is the only 'Wainwright' summit that actually has to be climbed. The summit is a piece of rock named 'the Howitzer' due to its likeness to said gun. I think I'm right in saying that the esteemed Mr Wainwright never did climb it due to his aversion to such things. I'm proud to say I did...Also on top is the 'Old lady playing the piano', only viewed from the Dunmail rise side of the crag, so three notable rock formations on this summit, still awake? The best route is from the back along the ridge, in fact I think the original, straight up route was closed due to erosion it was so popular.'
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 May 2018, 08:44
What a beautiful view. I love the alternative name, although I have some problem to recognise the lion and the lamb. There are some other names from different sides according to Wainwright: The northwestern outcrop is the true summit of the fell, a tricky little scramble being needed to stand on the top. It is variously called "The old lady playing the organ" when seen from Mill Gill, "The howitzer" from the summit of Dunmail Raise and "The lion and the lamb" or "The lion couchant" from a point in between. The southern outcrop is prominent from Grasmere and this is the traditional "Lion and the lamb""
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine, it is a beautiful view and I couldn't stop takming pictures from different viewpoints, two more of them to come next weekend.
I disagree with Chris.....grin
Brian Walbey: This is what Frank, who's been to the top, said yesterday ' Did you know that Helm crag is the only 'Wainwright' summit that actually has to be climbed. The summit is a piece of rock named 'the Howitzer' due to its likeness to said gun. I think I'm right in saying that the esteemed Mr Wainwright never did climb it due to his aversion to such things. I'm proud to say I did...Also on top is the 'Old lady playing the piano', only viewed from the Dunmail rise side of the crag, so three notable rock formations on this summit, still awake? The best route is from the back along the ridge, in fact I think the original, straight up route was closed due to erosion it was so popular.' My feelings are the same as yours smile
Here the details are more visible
Brian Walbey: It is a fine peak isn't it.
I have a sudden need for someone to carry me!
Brian Walbey: Me too Tom, perhaps a helicopter might do the job wink
I love all the greens of the season. Excellent composition.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mary. Our Lake District tends to get a lot more rain than most of the country so even in July, when this was, the greens hang on later in the year.

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