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Walla Crag

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Borrowdale Road | East of Great Wood Car Park, Keswick, England
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Blustery and wet day.

Did a circular walk over the crag taking in Falcon Cragg and Ashness bridge - approx 3 hours. It... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MikeRadley
Great views of Derwentwater

A great reward for little effort. Use the Springs Road route, rather than Cat Ghyll, which has had... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
NicWise66
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Borrowdale Road | East of Great Wood Car Park, Keswick, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did a circular walk over the crag taking in Falcon Cragg and Ashness bridge - approx 3 hours. It was an incrediblely wet and windy walk up the crag but the views of Derwentwater are absolutly fantastic from the top.

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

A great reward for little effort. Use the Springs Road route, rather than Cat Ghyll, which has had its fair share of mountain rescue call outs. Best to come down via the most photographed bridge in the Lake District, Ashness Bridge.

Thank NicWise66
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Walked up Walla crag in the spring on a lovely clear day. Steep climb uphill, but great views of Derwentwater and the surrounding fells from the top. Walked back on a much more gentle route into Keswick past the Castlerigg stone circle. Great walk if...More

Thank Kevin W
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

There are various routes to climb Walla Crag. I used one of the Wainwright routes for ascending and another of his routes for descending. Although a relatively low mountain attaining a height of only 1,234 feet it is definitely well worth the effort because the...More

1  Thank Petert K
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

I have strolled up to Walla Crag several times from Castlerigg Farm campsite. It is a very pleasant stroll and there is a lovely view from the summit overlooking Derwentwater and Keswick. It's best in the early evening as the lights come on in the...More

1  Thank Scepticalbastar... S
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

To get to Walla Crag you walk through a wooded area then it opens up on to The Crag, A challenging but achievable climb for most abilities. Descent was steeper and more difficult than expected as took wrong direction instead of heading to Ashness Bridge....More

2  Thank Sonya R
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Wella Crag is a wonderful walk taken from the town of Keswick. It can be as long / short as you want. Mine lasted over four hours +: others take it from Ashness bridge; that can be very touristy as it takes in Surprise view...More

3  Thank Rosslareharbour
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

An interesting drive if you meet another car but once parked up, the scenery is breath taking. I've been to Ashness Bridge many times and when the water is running fast, it's stunning. Plenty of woods to walk in, quite steep in places but worth...More

Thank Tim G
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Having scrambled up Lodore Falls, and walked up to Surprise View, the walk from there to Walla Crag opens up more of the Derwentwater vista. It was a pleasant change to walk DOWN into Keswick from here, rather than up.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Nothing too undoable about this. Have to be okay with rocky patches. Approach is lovely over the packhorse bridge and just a short detour away is "Surprise View" which does exactly what it says on the tin.

Thank JanetT1958
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Katherine C
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Response from JanetT1958 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can but if you reach the top be very careful coming down, I found the path very rocky with some steep drops. I am no mountain goat so may be being very cautious. Would depend on your experience and how sure-footed... More
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