28th December 2004

Water water everywhere - High Seat, Bleaberry Fell and Walla Crag.


Walk Overview
Time 09.30 to 13.05
Duration 3 hr 35 min
Distance 6 mile
Ascent 2041 ft
Walking with On my own
Ashness Bridge - High Seat - Bleaberry Fell - Walla Crag - Ashness Bridge
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, bottom of the Ashness Bridge Road, Borrowdale

A nice and handy little car park that gets you into the Keswick end of Borrowdale, offering easy access to the Ashness Bridge / Watendlath areas and of course Borrowdale itself.

Parking is free, but there are only a limited number of spaces, most of which are often taken up by inconsiderate parking.


Route Map

Ashness Bridge.
There was even more water than usual on the fells today. No doubt caused by the heavy rain we had yesterday and the snow from Christmas day and Boxing day starting to melt.

Looking across Cat Bells towards the North Western fells.

Derwent Water from the path near Barrow Beck.
Bassenthwaite can be seen in the distance.

Derwent Water with part of Cat Bells behind. Maiden Moor is the fell above the couple of fields in Borrowdale.

Derwent Water with part of Cat Bells behind. Maiden Moor is the fell above the couple of fields in Borrowdale.

Bleaberry Fell from just below High Seat.
This picture doesn't show it, but this is a very wet and boggy area, not a good place to walk during poor visibility.

Looking over one of the un-named tarns found between High Seat and Bleaberry Fell.
The snow covered fells just visible in the background are the Helvellyn fells.

From a little further along the route looking in the same direction as the previous picture.

A very black looking Blencathra from Bleaberry Fell summit.

From Bleaberry Fell summit, this time with the Lord's Seat fells on the left, Bassenthwaite Lake in the middle and Dodd / the Skiddaw fells on the right.

Another view of the Helvellyn fells, this time from Bleaberry Fell summit.

Cat Bells on the right leading across to Maiden Moor and High Spy with the dark North Western fells behind. Taken from just below Bleaberry Fell summit.

Walla Crag with the Skiddaw fells under cloud.

Derwent Water, Keswick and Bassenthwaite Lake from Walla Crag.
The fells on the left are the Lord's Seat fells and on the right Dodd and part of the Skiddaw fells.

A very similar view, but this time taken from the top of Cat Gill.

The flooded head of Derwent Water just as the sleet and rain was closing in.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks