Walk                           :  An Easdale round – Helm Crag (1,299ft), Gibson Knott (1,379ft), Calf Crag (1,762ft)  from Grasmere

Date                           :  1st October 2012

Weather                    :  Heavy showers off and on throughout


Distance                   : 7 miles round trip

Time Taken              : 1 hour 40 mins to first summit (Helm Crag)


Which part of Lakeland is this walk situated


Terrain Overview




Helm Crag from Easdale Lane



On the track towards the Lancrigg Hotel with Easdale Beck in full flow



Past the front of the hotel and the start of the climb to Helm Crag



The stone stairway leading up past Jackdaw Crag



Grasmere from the path



Looking across the valley to Easdale Tarn. In the background Harrison Stickle and Pavey Arc in Langdale



Nearing the summit of Helm Crag



The small rock formation that is the “Lamb” of the Lion and the Lamb



Fairfield across the A591



Ste settles down on top for lunch



The Howitzer – the true summit of Helm Crag



The path down to Gibson Knott – straightforward walking



Ste on the summit of Gibson Knott



Me doing a bit of cairn maintenance on the summit of Gibson Knott



Third fell of the day – Calf Crag – just as some serious weather starts to come our way



Then the weather came in !!!



At the height of the down pour just as we reach the summit of Calf Crag



We just had to shelter as best we could until the storm passed  … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4sqxf-eXjQ&feature=g-upl



Storm passed just about as we head back down


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