Sunday, 26 November 2017
Strenuous 7.8 miles / 12.6 km
Description: Helm Crag is an instantly recognisable fell in its prominent position overlooking Grasmere. This walk will take in this well known fell as well as two other Wainwrights that make up the northern side of Easedale Valley.
Route: From the starting point our route takes us out of Grasmere to the foot of Helm Crag (355m) where we begin our steep, although thankfully short, ascent. From the summit we carry on north west along the ridge to Gibson Knott (375m) and then finally to Calf Crag (537m). We then begin the descent back to Grasmere via Far Easedale Gill, following the route of the Coat to Coast.
Grade: Strenuous (although to experienced walkers this will definitely seem more of a moderate walk)
High Point: Calf Crag summit (537m)
Height Gain: Approx. 560m (1835ft)
Distance: Approx 7.8 miles (12.5km)
Meet Time: 9.15am
Start Time: 9.30am
Time: Approx 5-6 hours
Start Finish: Village Green, on College Street, in Grasmere
Car Parking: There is a variety of parking in and around Grasmere. There are various pay and display car parks in the village as well as some free roadside parking on the A591 south of the Travellers Rest Inn.
Please let Tom know by 6.00pm on Saturday the 19th if you are coming on this walk – text 07760 660113.
If the conditions are bad I reserve the right to modify the route or cancel the walk.