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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