Helm crag is a popular walk from Grasmere, but one that we had never tried. It's not far, about 2 miles, but there's a fair climb with a little bit of scrambling, particularly if you elect to climb the Lion rock.
Not for cars?
Climbing the crag you get a good view over towards Easedale where the stream was running full and could be clearly heard from a distance. Easedale tarn is visible from the top of the Lion rock.
So much for the sunshine - Grasmere town and
lake from the crag
The Lion and Lamb rocks. Not the best view and no sense of scale. Best seen from the north I think when you can see the body of the "lion", and they are much larger than this image suggests.
View from the top of the Lion rock.
Sony NEX 6 - Pentax 28mm f3.5 K, Samsung 35mm f2, and Zuiko 50mm f1.4