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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


    Distance: 10km / 6 miles
    Ascent: 700m / 2300ft
    Duration: 5 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

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

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  2. Sunset over Walla Crag

    Grasmere to Keswick


    Distance: 23km / 13 miles
    Ascent: 950m / 3000ft
    Duration: 8 hours
    Minimum / Maximum Group Ratio: 3:1 / 10:1

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

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