2nd July 2007

Early evening on Walla Crag


Walk Overview
Time 15.45 to 18.20
Duration 2 hr 35 min
Distance 6.4 mile
Ascent 1290 ft
Walking with On my own
Keswick - Springs Wood - Castlerigg - Walla Crag - Ashness Bridge - Derwent Water - Kswick
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Keswick

There are so many car parks and so many roadside options in Keswick I've grouped them all together into one. To state the obvious, the car parks all charge and the roadside parking is rather a hit and miss affair.


Route Map

Cat Bells seen from the path above Springs Wood.

Blencathra looking a little dark against the sunshine I was getting along the final section of the route to Walla Crag.

Low Moss and Bleaberry Fell.

Stating the obvious here, but at little more than 1200 ft Walla Crag offers some spectacular views; a definite rival to many fells of more than double this height.

The view across the rocky summit to Clough Head and The Dodds.

Although I did pass a few other people as I was walking along the higher section of the walk, the summit itself was deserted this evening. Quite a contrast to the number of people I'd undoubtedly have met if I'd been a couple of hours earlier. Walla Crag remains a firm favourite with families, those who want to get onto the fells without necessarily ascending to the dizzy heights of places such as Helvellyn or Great Gable, or as was my case today, people who simply enjoy returning to this spot time and time again.

The view back to Walla Crag.

Possibly one of the nicest views of Derwent Water you'll get from anywhere.

Ashness Bridge.


Hardly surprising with all the rain we've had lately, but Derwent Water definitely has more water in it than you'd expect to see at, (dare I say it) the height of Summer.

Cat Bells and Maiden Moor.

Sunshine on Falcon Crag.

Looking down the length of Derwent Water and judging by the dark clouds above Castle Crag, I think I'm at the right end of the lake.


Back into Keswick now and yes, a walk along here wouldn't be complete without a picture of the landing stages, the rowing boats and of course with Cat Bells behind.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks