19th October 2013

A bit of drizzle on Walla Crag


Walk Overview
Time 12:20 to 3:30pm
Duration 3 hr 10 min
Distance 7.8 mile
Ascent 1400 ft
Walking with On my own
Briar Rigg - Keswick - Springs Road - Springs Wood - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Cat Gill - Ashness Bridge - Derwent Water - Great Wood - Borrowdale Road - Keswick - Briar Rigg
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside, Spooney Green Lane, Keswick

I'm sure the people in the houses on the opposite side of the road get fed up with so many people parking here, but the fact is that we all have a car and we all need to park it somewhere.

The obvious fell to walk to from here is Latrigg, but the more adventurous could easily carry on and head onto the Skiddaw fells.


Route Map

It was a typical autumn day today, the fells were topped with cloud, drizzle was making to too wet to be dry and too dry to be wet and everything seemed to have water dripping off it. Despite all that, it was still really mild, so many people including myself were walking jacketless.

Heading out of the town centre.

Zooming in on Cat Bells.

Anne's Pantry.

Springs Wood.

Once you're out of Spring's Wood the view opens up over Derwent Water and the north western fells.

Looking up to Walla Crag.


Looking back down the track from Rakefoot Farm.

And again, from further up the fellside.


Keswick and the northern fells seen from Walla Crag summit.

Derwent Water, Bassenthwaite Lake also seen from the summit.

Bleaberry Fell.

A close up of Derwent Water and Bassenthwaite Lake seen from the top of Cat Gill.

and a wider view, from the same spot.

A view back across to Walla Crag.

Looking past Derwent Water and into Borrowdale I could see the cloud was lifting off the higher fells.

Autumn colours at Ashness Bridge.



I think someone must have pulled the plug out.

Zooming into the Jaws of Borrowdale; Kings How on the left and Castle Crag on the right.

Great Wood.



St John's church Keswick.

A very busy market day in Keswick.

The River Greta.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks