The Helm Oxenholme

Distance 3.8 kilometres (2.5 miles)

The Helm is a prominent hill near Oxenholme; south east of Kendal. It's easily reached by public transport and gives fantastic views over miles of beautiful countryside. The county council's Countryside Access team has teamed up with the Friends of the Lake District to produce a printed leaflet which will help you explore this beautiful location. Please download a copy using the link below.

Additionally we joined forces again with Mark Richards, local guidebook writer, who has produced an equally informative description of The Helm and additionally an impressive panorama which details all the notable peaks within the summits 360 degree panorama. A full photo gallery of this walk can be found on Mark's website at


The Helm - Walks with a view to remember (PDF, 420KB)

The Helm - Mark Richards download guide (PDF, 898KB)