Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Helm Crag - Grasmere - 17th August 2011

“Lion and the Lamb” - Helm Crag.

Up there so grand, you lie and watch,
Sentinel, paired eternal friends.
Like guardians to this fair vale, you look upon,
We listen to your roars, so loud at times,
Or suffer your bleating cries, with rushing tears.

Climb we will, your rugged plinth,
For intimacy some shall seek and cherish,
And touch and feel your toughened body,
Warm, cold, wet or dry, your silvery mane,
Such is the welcome of your high domain.

Here are a few photos of todays views: Top) Photo taken on the top of Helm Crag showing the rear of the magnificent "Lion and the Lamb" which stand like guardians looking over Grasmere. The 2nd photo is of "The Howitzer", which is the highest point on Helm Crag. The 3rd photo is looking down from the higher sections of Helm Crag towards "The Swan". The 4th photo is yet another one from the higher sections looking South and you can just see the Mere on the right hand side. The 5th photo is looking down on the beautiful "Dunmail Raise" pass. And the 6th and final photo is of "Helm Crag" taken from Easedale at the base.