Helm Crag

What a beautiful day. I had considered wearing winter trousers; thank goodness I didn’t, because shorts would have been appropriate. With John, Annette, Scouser Dave (with whom it was a pleasure to talk film, theatre, and exotic food – he’s written lots of cookbooks) and a few people I had never set eyes on before, I went up Helm Crag, round via Calf Crag, Sergeant Man, and Easedale Tarn ticking off four Wainwrights….



Non-climbers scrambling on the hard bit

… and ending with a dip in Easedale Tarn:


Yes, it was bracing (= f******* freezing).

The day ended with a few leisurely pints of real ale in Tweedie’s Bar in the beer garden of the Dale Head Hotel, Grasmere. This doesn’t look particularly promising but it actually has a huge selection of real ales, some quite obscure and some old favourites e.g., Yates’s Fever Pitch >yum<

8 thoughts on “Helm Crag”

  1. Anna, good to see you learnt from your little hypothermia experiment in Red Tarn ❗

    Agree with Pete about the weather, it looked very dark over the Lakes yesterday from Penrith and we had squally thundery showers running through in the afternoon – strange 😕

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