Guide to England's hills & mountains

Helm Crag

Helm Crag - Cumbria
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Helm Crag is the 8500th highest peak in the British Isles and the 1074th tallest in England


405.0 m (1329 ft)


70.0 m (230 ft)

Survey method

Obvious summit


Rock tor known as 'Howitzer'


  • Tump (400-499m)
  • Wainwright
  • Birkett
  • Synge
  • Fellranger

Hill / mountain range

Lake District C

Nearest town

Ambleside, Cumbria

OS map sheets

OS25: 005S (The English Lakes)
OS25: 007N (The English Lakes)
OS50: 090 (Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside)