Thursday 24th August 2006


Start Point : Grasmere village (NY 336 074)


Distance : 8.0 miles          Height Ascended : 750 metres


Route Map


Loughrigg Fell & Grasmere from the ascent of Helm Crag


Martha, Millie & Hester on the well-marked path leading to Helm Crag


Looking across to Sour Milk Gill and the waterfalls


Looking up Far Easedale Gill


Looking across to Heron Pike


A glimpse of Easedale Tarn - the top of the Langdale Pikes and High Raise on the skyline


Fairfield & Great Rigg


Alexander & Bobby topping out on the Lion's Head - Helm Crag summit


The Howitzer - Helm Crag


On the barrel of a gun……………


High Raise and the view up Far Easedale - our route was up the ridge on the right to take in Gibson Knott & Calf Crag


Harrison Stickle, Pavey Ark & High Raise prominent on the horizon – from Helm Crag


The path to Gibson Knott and Calf Crag……………


Grasmere Common, Easedale and the The Greenburn Horseshoe – click on image for a larger version


Bobby & Lyn with their new friends waiting for the others to catch up


Another view up Far Easedale Gill……………..


……….and the view looking the other way down Easedale towards Grasmere


Looking back to Helm Crag from Gibson Knott



Calf Crag from Gibson Knott


Deer Bields above Far Easedale Gill


Calf Crag - Rob & Ros stop to admire the view


Looking down Easedale Gill - Gibson Knott & Helm Crag ridge on the left


Looking back along the ridge and our route from Helm Crag


Looking SE from the summit of Calf Crag


Looking east from Calf Crag summit to the Helvellyn Ridge, Seat Sandal and the Fairfield Ridge


You go that way, you go that way and I'll go this way.......!


Helm Crag (just left of centre) now seen across Greenburn Bottom


Looking back on the ridge we had just walked - Helm Crag, Gibson Knott & Calf Crag


Thirlmere showing the signs of the recent hot and dry spell - Blencathra dominating the far skyline


Thirlmere and it’s surrounds from the summit of Steel Fell - click on image for a larger version


Thirlmere from Steel Fell


Looking south from Steel Fell towards the high Furness Fells


Another pit stop for Millie, Martha & Hester


Looking down the ridge from Steel Fell - Helm Crag n the right


Zooming in on The Lion & The Howitzer on top of Helm Crag


On the way down from Steel Fell


Looking up Green Burn from the descent of Steel Fell


Looking back on the steep descent of Steel Fell