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Walla Crag

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Wanted some nice photographs of a lovely view

The weather forecast said it would be fine and sunny, so we set off from Keswick town centre... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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One of my favourites

A lovely crag with commanding views for a relatively small climb, accessible from Keswick and lots... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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“great wood”(12 reviews)
“ashness bridge”(48 reviews)
“lovely walk”(14 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Borrowdale Road | East of Great Wood Car Park, Keswick, England
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All reviews great wood ashness bridge lovely walk fantastic views car park gradual climb overlooking derwentwater castlerigg hall views of derwent water well worth the effort castlerigg farm national trust coming down surprise view steady walk challenging walk information centre
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The weather forecast said it would be fine and sunny, so we set off from Keswick town centre intending to find Walla Crag. We were directed past the cinema, along Springs Road, until we came to a farm and a tea room, then we followed...More

1  Thank MrsBrownEyes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely crag with commanding views for a relatively small climb, accessible from Keswick and lots of other areas can be accessed from here to extend the walk such as Ashness bridge, Watendlath and Derwentwater shores

Thank 72Mary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views from the summit of this fell are fantastic. I can recommend climbing from the southern end so that you can see the waterfall.

Thank David W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Parked at the Great Wood Car Park, (Borrowdale, Keswick CA12 5UP, UK) for a 1hour and a half walk. A bit of a steep walk however it’s all worth it. The view is spectacular. Make sure you have comfortable shoes.

Thank Paula Z
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Most enjoyable with some challenging climbs but not too difficult for the fit and healthy. Many photo stops with excellent and spectaculare views. Worth taking a picnic or return to Keswick for food. Half day visit.

Thank toptourist_10
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Accessible within about an hour on foot from the town centre, through woodland and moorland, It provides and execllent view of Keswick, derwentwater and Catbells, . Its relatively low height allows the views even under cloud cover

Thank Heather R
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Good, circular walk suitable for families with young children. The walk can start near castlerigg camping and caravan sites. A short pull up to the top and in places there are steep stone steps. Very pretty waterfall. Can get very muddy in places.

1  Thank Breaktaker
Reviewed August 18, 2018

This was the first "mountain" we tried with a young child and I'd recommend it before trying anything more advanced, whatever your age. Technically it isn't a mountain but it seems like it to the child when they reach the top. If you haven't time...More

1  Thank Linda R
Reviewed August 13, 2018

This is only a short walk, however it is a steady climb strong suitable footwear needs to be worn. Worth the effort for the fabulous views.

1  Thank julieh5780
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Walked up here from the NT car park went up via Asness Bridge then on up to Bleaberry Fell this was a steep climb at the end but worth it for the views.

Thank Nigel D
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September 1, 2018|
Response from TonyPaz | Reviewed this property |
Ambleside Road which is a continuation of St Johns Street in Keswick is an ideal place to park. You will then walk along a quiet residential road 0.5 mile to the public footpath, it is free to park. You can park along... More
January 30, 2018|
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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