The Helm at Oxenholme

  • A genuinely Easy Fell to climb
  • Views over Kendal and in to the Lakes
  • Delightful underfoot terrain

Maybe it was just the lovely summer’s evening, the great views, the myriad of paths through bracken or the fact that it was access land but I enjoyed the short walk so much I felt I could retire nearby. I could picture myself walking the dog over The Helm on a daily basis, in all weather and in every condition. Even the pub at Barrows Green is good.

There is an old iron age fort on the summit, the foundations which are clearly marked out, with the Ancient Britons the first of many through the ages enjoying the wide ranging view. Kendal itself is particularly well profiled, filling the valley before the higher Lakeland fells start to emerge beyond but it is also possible to see in to the Cumbrian Pennines and Northern Dales. Indulge yourself in this miniature mile of southern Lakes.

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Recommend: On the main west coast rail route why not hop off between trains at Oxenholme and enjoy this touch of Lakeland paradise.

The Helm map


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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL7 The English Lakes South East Buy Map
Start Point: SD 522822. From the Punch Bowl at Barrows Green cross the A65 and take the minor road heading towards The Helm
Height to Climb: 107 ms (351 feet)
Terrain: Perfect walking on short grass. Access land so walk anywhere!
Eating & Drinking: If you are starting at Barrows Green the Punch Bowl is fine, if you are arriving by train the Station Inn is nearby.
Similar Walks Nearby: Heights of Kendal Fell
Orrest Head, Windermere
Staveley & Potter Tarn
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