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Walla Crag



Grid Reference: NY 27684 21285
Height: 379 metres/1243 feet

"Walla Crag, an eminence of intermingled rocks and trees overlooking the east shore of lovely Derwentwater: of moderate elevation yet steep, romantic, challenging."
A Wainwright

A spectacular little fell high above Derwentwater with stunning views across the lake as well as down to Keswick below. Walla Crag can either be a short excursion from Keswick or a longer walk continuing over the ridge above to Bleaberry Fell and beyond.

The climb from Great Wood alongside Cat Gill is a wonderful ascent, although steep, the views over Derwentwater through the trees are magnificent, this can be combined with a walk out from Keswick along the shores of Derwentwater, passing by Friars Crag, one of the most famous views in the Lake District, looking over Derwentwater to Catbells.

 

  1. The summit of Bleaberry Fell

    Bleaberry Fell & Walla Crag: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A few steep climbs but no exposure, some of the most iconic views of the Lake District including Ashness Bridge and Walla Crag

    Distance: 10km / 6 miles
    Ascent: 700m / 2300ft
    Duration: 5 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. Sunset over Walla Crag

    Grasmere to Keswick: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    Gentle walking on good paths, boggy underfoot at times but great views all around

    Distance: 23km / 13 miles
    Ascent: 950m / 3000ft
    Duration: 8 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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