Walla Crag

Walla Crag

Central Lake District

Route: Walla Crag and Ashness Bridge

Area: Central Lake District

Date of walk: 19th February 2015

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 7.5 miles

Weather: Mostly overcast with brighter spells at start and end

I’d last been up Walla Crag just over a year ago and decided to revisit this lovely little fell, following the same route as I’d used last time

I parked in the car park near the Theatre by the Lake and walked out of Keswick via Castlehead Wood. At Rakefoot I headed out onto open fellside. The terrain leading to Walla Crag is desolate (and juicy) and a complete contrast with the first part of the walk

I was soon at the top of Walla Crag admiring the wonderful view over Keswick and Derwent Water. Unfortunately  it started to rain so I didn’t hang around and made the easy gradual descent to Ashness Bridge. I managed to get a photo here for once – there’s normally a crowd scene at this beauty spot, which is accessible from a public road

I followed the road down to the shore of Derwent Water and made my way back into Keswick, partly along a path beside the road, and partly using footpaths

Previous time here

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