6th October 2005

Up in the cloud on Bleaberry Fell.


Walk Overview
Time 09.15 to 13.40
Duration 4 hr 25 min
Distance 10.2 mile
Ascent 2139 ft
Walking with On my own
Keswick - Castlerigg - Walla Crag - Bleaberry Fell - Ashness Bridge - Derwent Water - Keswick
Fells visited
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Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside parking near Portinscale suspension bridge

This is somewhere I tend to start walking from qutie a lot. It's nice and handy for Keswick, Borrowdale, Newlands Valley, Skiddaw, Latrigg and even the Castlerigg Stone Circle area.

The parking is free and no matter at what time of year or time of day I've always managed to get a space here.

From here you're only about 10 minutes walk from Keswick with everything the town has to offer, and in the opposite direction you're less than 5 minutes walk from Portinscale.


Route Map

Greta Bridge in Keswick.

Part of the track running through Springs Wood.

Looking across to Walla Crag from the path between Springs Wood and Castlerigg.

The crossing of Brockle Beck next to Rakefoot farm.

Looking back down the path to Rakefoot.

From just past Walla Crag summit looking towards the thicker cloud on Bleaberry Fell.
Bleaberry Fell is a good choice for a day like this with low cloud. Just to the left of the highest point in this picture is the start of a very good and easy to follow path which takes you almost to Bleaberry Fell summit.

This single tree is found next to a small stream that runs through the wet area on the edge of Low Moss. An awful lot of walking back and forth across the path is needed to avoid the wettest sections. Even after that I still ended up as wet as I would if I'd have walked in a straight line through the area.

Just below the final steep section on Bleaberry Fell.

Bleaberry Fell summit.

Derwent Water from the area just above Cat Gill.
Just about the best view I was going to get on a day like this.

Looking down to Ashness Bridge and Derwent Water.
Notice the colour of the Bracken.

Ashness Bridge.

Honest . . . . I really did see this Lama in one of the fields next to Stable Hills.

One of the landing stages on Derwent Water.

And some rowing boats.

A quiet market day in Keswick.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks