You can reach Helm Crag with a great walk from one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Lake District National Park: Grasmere. Starting from the popular Grasmere the walk proceeds through a ridge which has three Wainwrights along it and is situated above stunning valleys. Its central location gives it great views to higher mountains. The ridge walk is exhilarating and the Far Easedale Valley descent is surprisingly wild.
I took the pics below whilst walking up to the summit.