Steel Fell, Calf Crag, Gibson Knott and Helm Crag

Steel Fell and Helm Crag are two iconic fells overlooking Grasmere that guard either end of this walk. Having climbed Steel Fell, the next 5.0km (3.1 miles) of undulating ridge doesn't drop below 350m until the col of Bracken Hause just before the rather marvelous Helm Crag.

Whilst navigating this walk on a fine day is reasonably straight forward, in mist and poor visibility it would be a very different proposition. The ridges between Steel Fell and Calf Crag, and then to Helm Crag are at times wide and the path not always clearly defined. Both are boggy, with many small knolls to skirt, and accurate map and compass work would be required.

The start point is Grasmere village where there are a number of pay and display car parks dotted throughout.