Walla Crag

Sat 20 Dec 2008

Route: The Theatre by the Lake, Keswick - Castle Head - Springs Farm - Great Wood - Walla Crag - Cat Gill - Derwent Water - Friar's Crag - The Theatre by the Lake

Distance: 4.75 miles

Ascent: 1,000ft

Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

With: On own


Overcast and gloomy but surprisingly it did not rain.

Instead of taking my normal route via Rakefoot I took an alternative unfrequented route up through Great Wood.

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Walla Crag

Castle Head

Springs Road

Walla Crag. Instead of carrying on to Rakefoot I headed along this path and then steeply up through Great Wood

Keswick and the Skiddaw fells from my ascent through Great Wood


The Skiddaw fells from my ascent of Walla Crag

Derwent Water and Bassenthwaite Lake from Walla Crag's summit

Walla Crag's summit with Clough Head and Great Dodd in the distance

Looking across to Bleaberry Fell

Wet underfoot

Waterfall in Cat Gill

Path by Cat Gill

A new footbridge on the Derwent Water shore side path at Calfclose Bay

Looking up Derwent Water to Grange Fell and Castle Crag. Only the top of the Hundred Year Stone is out of the water

Looking up Derwent Water from near Friar's Crag

Lady Derwentwater

Previous Walk: Easedale Tarn, Blea Rigg and Silver How (Mon 15 Dec 2008)

Next Walk: Coniston Old Man (Mon 22 Dec 2008)

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