Walla Crag

Overview
Height: 1,243 Feet - 379 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 277 213
Area: Central
Ordnance Survey: OL4
Wainwright Guidebook: Three

The pleasant Vale of Keswick, surely one of earths sweetest landscapes, is surrounded by mountains of noble proportions with an inner circle of lesser fells which deserve more than the name of foothills, each having strong individual characteristics, a definite and distinctive appearance, and a natural beauty all on its own. Among these is Walla Crag.


 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

Walla Crag from Rakefoot Farm.

Looking back to Walla Crag from Cat Gill.

Derwent Water and its isles with a distant Bassenthwaite Lake from the top of Cat Gill.

Derwent Water from Walla Crag summit.

 

There are 6 walks to choose from including Walla Crag

Walla Crag to High Rigg via Bleaberry Fell

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11th March 2017
ASCENT: 3,540 Feet - 1,079 Metres
MILES: 11.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Walla Crag - Bleaberry Fell - Raven Crag - High Rigg
ROUTE: Castlerigg Stone Circle - Castle Lane - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Bleaberry Fell - Dodd Crag - - Shoulthwaite Gill - Forestry Path - Raven Crag - Thirlmere Dam - A591 - High Rigg - Low Rigg - Naddle Bridge - Goosewell Farm - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 5 The Central Ridge

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3rd March 2016
ASCENT: 2,238 Feet - 683 Meters
MILES: 12.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Walla Crag - Bleaberry Fell - High Seat - High Tove - Armboth Fell - Raven Crag
ROUTE: Castlerigg Stone Circle - Castle Lane - Rake Foot - Walla Crag - Bleaberry Fell - High Seat - The Pewits - High Tove - Armboth Fell - Forestry Track - Raven Crag - Forestry Track to Shoulthwaite Farm - A591 - Nest Brow - Castle Lane - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

Portinscale to Rosthwaite via Walla Crag

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9th January 2016
ASCENT: 2,372 Feet - 724 Meters
MILES: 15.6
WAINWRIGHTS: Walla Crag
ROUTE: Portinscale – Keswick – Springs Wood – Rakefoot – Walla Crag – Top of Cat Gill – Ashness Bridge - Asheness Wood - Watendlanth - Puddingstone Bank - Rosthwaite - New Bridge - River Derwent - High Hows Wood - Low Hows Wood - Grange - Manesty - Derwent Water Lake Path - Hawes End - Fawe Park - Nicol End - Portinscale
 

Walla Crag from Keswick


30th August 2014
ASCENT: 1,170 Feet  – 357 Meters
MILES: 7
WAINWRIGHTS: 1, Walla Crag
ROUTE: Portinscale – Keswick – Springs Wood – Rakefoot – Walla Crag – Cat Gill – Ashness Bridge – Ashness Jetty – Great Wood – Derwent Water – Keswick – Portinscale
 

Latrigg, High Rigg & Walla Crag from Briar Rigg


4th January 2014
ASCENT: 3,100 Feet, 945 Meters
MILES: 14.1
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Latrigg – High Rigg – Walla Crag
ROUTE: Briar Rigg – Spooney Green Lane – Ewe How Wood – Mallen Dodd – Latrigg – Brundholme – Railway path – across the A66 – Naddle Beck – Tewet Tarn – Low Rigg – High Rigg – Dale Bottom – Nest Brow – Castlerigg – Rakefoot – Walla Crag – Cat Gill – Derwent Water – Keswick – Briar Rigg
 

The inevitable Central ridge thaw out

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27th January 2013
ASCENT: 2,277 Feet, 695 Metres
MILES: 9
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Walla Crag – Bleaberry Fell – High Seat – High Tove
ROUTE: Ashness Bridge – Cat Gill – Walla Crag – Low Moss – Bleaberry Fell – High Seat – The Pewits – High Tove – Watendlath – Road to Ashness Bridge – Ashness Woods – Ashness Bridge
 

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