Height 405 metres/1329
feet Grid Reference NY 32630 09353
On the Helm Crag ridge, the
rock tor is known as 'The Howitzer' due to its appearance from Dunmail Raise. The top of these rocks is the true summit of Helm
Crag. This is the only Wainwright that the man himself never
summited due to the tricky nature of this final rocky climb.
The southernmost rocky protuberance is known as 'The Lion and the
Lamb' due to its appearance from The Swan Inn below on the main A591
and this is the name the fell is more commonly known by.
Helm Crag in Autumn.
High Raise with Helm Crag in the
foreground across the Vale of Grasmere,
from Stone Arthur.
James (then 14) admiring the view from
the true summit of Helm Crag, on top of the rocks known as 'The
Further along the ridge there are
two lumps of rock, one large and one small. These are referred to as
'The Lion and The Lamb' due to their appearance from below.
The Howitzer on Helm Crag.
The Lion and The Lamb from the top of