Walla Crag

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Grid Ref NY 277 213
Height 1,243 ft
 
 
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Route suggestions

Route suggestion: Great Wood car park - Cat Gill - Walla Crag
0.8 mile / approx 850 ft ascent
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Short and steep sums up this route. The bottom section follows a nice route through Great Wood and it's only when you come to the steep bit that you realise there are a couple of tricky sections over smooth rocks. These can be particularly slippery when the ground is wet. Although during dry conditions they present little difficulty.

Route suggestion: Ashness Bridge - above Falcon Crag - top of Cat Gill - Walla Crag
1.3 mile / approx 700 ft ascent
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Even though the majority of the people that visit Ashness Bridge never walk any further than the bridge itself, this always seems to be a popular route. After the initial steepness above Ashness Bridge, this route soon becomes much more gentle and makes for a very pleasant walk; even if it does get a little muddy under foot as you pass Low Moss. The fantastic view of Derwent Water from the top of Cat Gill makes the walk more than worthwhile.

Route suggestion: Castlerigg Stone Circle - Castle Lane - Rakefoot Farm - Brockle Beck - Walla Crag
2.1 mile / approx 600 ft ascent
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Arguably, the first half of this route is the most attractive of the whole walk. Admittedly, you're not properly on the fellside until after you pass Rakefoot Farm, but countryside is lovely; particularly on the walk along Castle Lane where you have superb views looking back towards Blencathra.
Once past Rakefoot Farm, over the bridge and through the gate, you have two choices. One is to stay next to the wall (as shown here). This is the drier of the two options. The second option is to continue along the broad path running above, but parallel to Brockle Beck.

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Choose a walk that includes this fell
The number of walks to choose from is 54

25th November 2016
  Derwent Water and Walla Crag 10.8 mile about 1400 ft
Portinscale - Nichol End - Bottom of Cat Bells - path along the side of Cat Bells - Great Bay - Borrowdale Road - Barrow Bay - Ashness Bridge - Walla Crag - Rakefoot Farm - Springs Wood - Keswick - Portinscale
 

18th September 2016
  Derwent Water and Walla Crag 8.3 mile about 1100 ft
Keswick - Derwent Water - The Ings - Calfclose Bay - Ashness Bridge - top of Cat Gill - Walla Crag - Rakefoot Farm - Springs Wood - Keswick
 

27th July 2016
  An evening on Walla Crag 4.5 mile about 700 ft
Castle Lane - Rake Foot - Walla Crag - Rake Foot - Castlerigg - A591 - Castle Lane - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

16th July 2016
  Around Derwent Water and up Walla Crag 11 mile about 1600 ft
Portinscale - Nichol End - path along side of Cat Bells - Brandelhow Bay - Great Bay - Borrowdale road - Barrow Bay - Ashness Bridge - Walla Crag - Castlerigg - Manor Brow - Keswick - Portinscale
 

11th June 2016
  Very humid on Walla Crag 6.9 mile About 1100 ft
Keswick - Springs Wood - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Cat Gill - Derwent Water - Keswick
 

28th March 2016
  A short walk onto Walla Crag 4.5 mile About 700 ft
Castle Lane - Rake Foot - Walla Crag - Rake Foor - Castlerigg - A591 - Castle Lane
 

28th February 2016
  Walla Crag and Bleaberry Fell 10.3 mile about 2100 ft ascent
Keswick - Springs Road - Springs Wood - Castlerigg - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Bleaberry Fell - Cat Gill - Ashness Bridge - Derwent Water - Keswick
 

9th January 2016
  Walla Crag and Borrowdale 15.3 mile about 2000 ft
Stormwater Bridge - Keswick - Springs Road - Springs Wood - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Cat Gill - Ashness Bridge - Surprise View - Watendlath - Puddingstone Bank - Rosthwaite - New Bridge - High Hows Wood - Low Hows Wood - Grange - Manesty - Derwent Water - Nichol End - Portinscale - Stormwater Bridge
 

10th October 2015
  Walla Crag, Bleaberry Fell, and a flying machine 10.5 mile 2100 ft
Briar Rigg - Keswick - Springs Road - Springs Wood - Castlerigg - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Bleaberry Fell - Casterigg Fell (near Dodd Crag) - Low Moss - Cat Gill - Derwent Water - Keswick - Briar Rigg
 

10th July 2015
  Walla Crag and Derwent Water 6.5 mile 1100 ft
Keswick - Springs Wood - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Cat Gill - Derwent Water - Keswick
 

6th April 2015
  Walla Crag and Ashness Bridge 8.1 mile 1300 ft
Keswick - Springs Wood - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Cat Gill - Ashness Bridge - Derwent Water - Keswick
 

30th November 2014
  Walla Crag 7.2 mile 1100 ft
Keswick - Derwent Water - Cat Gill - Walla Crag - Rakefoot - Castlerigg - Springs Wood - Keswick
 

9th August 2014
  Derwent Water and Walla Crag 10.8 mile 1400 ft
Portinscale - Nichol End - Bottom of Cat Bells - path along the side of Cat Bells - Great Bay - Borrowdale Road - Barrow Bay - Ashness Bridge - Walla Crag - Rakefoot Farm - Springs Wood - Keswick - Portinscale
 

13th July 2014
  Walla Crag 6.5 mile 1300 ft
Keswick - Springs Wood - Castlerigg - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Near Ashness Bridge - Cat Gill - Derwent Water - Keswick
 

28th February 2014
  Keswick, Walla Crag and almost Ashness Bridge 8 mile 1300 ft
Keswick - Springs Wood - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Cat Gill - 'almost' Ashness Bridge - Derwent Water - Keswick
 

4th January 2014
  Latrigg, High Rigg and Walla Crag 14.1 mile 3100 ft
Briar Rigg - Latrigg - Brundholme - A66 - Naddle Beck - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale Church - High Rigg - Shaw Bank - Dale Bottom - Nest Brow - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Cat Gill - Derwent Water - Keswick - Briar Rigg
 

19th October 2013
  A bit of drizzle on Walla Crag 7.8 mile 1400 ft
Briar Rigg - Keswick - Springs Road - Springs Wood - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Cat Gill - Ashness Bridge - Derwent Water - Great Wood - Borrowdale Road - Keswick - Briar Rigg
 

9th June 2013
  Walla Crag and Keswick 6.7 mile 1100 ft
Keswick - Springs Wood - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Cat Gill - Derwent Water - Keswick
 

23rd March 2013
  A wintry walk on Walla Crag 7.9 mile 1200 ft
Portinscale - Keswick - Borrowdale Road - Ashness Bridge - Cat Gill - Walla Crag - Rakefoot Farm - Castlerigg - Springs Wood - Keswick - Portinscale
 

23rd January 2013
  Taking advantage of the frozen ground - Walla Crag to High Tove 8.9 mile 2300 ft
Ashness Bridge - top of Cat gill - Walla Crag - Bleaberry Fell - High Seat - The Pewits- Eddy Grave Stake - High Tove - Watendlath - Road back to Ashness Bridge
 

15th December 2012
  A wet walk up Walla Crag 6.7 mile 1100 ft
Briar Rigg - Keswick - Springs Wood - Castlerigg - Rake Foot - Walla Crag - Cat Gill - Great Wood - Derwent Water - Keswick - Briar Rigg
 

29th August 2012
  Walla Crag in the sunshine 8.2 mile 1300 ft
Stormwater Bridge - Keswick - Springs Wood - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Cat Gill - Ashness Bridge - Dwewent Water - Keswick - Stormwater Bridge
 

13th May 2012
  Walla Crag from Keswick 6.7 mile 1100 ft
Briar Rigg - Keswick - Springs Wood - Castlerigg - Rake Foot - Walla Crag - Cat Gill - Great Wood - Derwent Water - Keswick - Briar Rigg
 

19th February 2012
  How could I be so stupid. I left my gear at home so I walked High Rigg and Walla Crag instead 15 mile 3100 ft
Castlerigg Stone Circle - Naddle Bridge - Tewet Tarn - St John's in the Vale Church - High Rigg - High Rigg Tarn - Long Band - St John's Beck - St John's in the Vale Church - Dale Bottom - Nest Brow - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Cat Gill - Derwent Water - Stable Hills - Borrowdale Road - Keswick - Springs Wood - Castlerigg - Castle Lane - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

11th November 2011
  A grey afternoon on Walla Crag 8 mile 1200 ft
Keswick - Springs Road - Springs Wood - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Ashness Bridge - Derwent Water - Stable Hills - Borrowdale Road - Keswick
 

29th August 2011
  Borrowdale to Thirlmere - High Tove and Walla Crag 12.7 mile 3000 ft
Borrowdale Road - Ashness Bridge - Surprise View - Watendlath - High Tove - Armboth - Thirlmere - Shoulthwaite Farm - Rough How Bridge - Shaw Bank - Dale Bottom - Nest Brow - Castlerigg - Rake Foot - Walla Crag - Cat Gill - Derwent Water
 

4th August 2011
  An evening on Walla Crag 6.8 mile 1100 ft
Portinscale suspension bridge - Keswick - Springs Wood - Castlerigg - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Cat Gill - Derwent Water - Keswick - Portinscale suspension briddge
 

15th April 2011
  Walla Crag, Derwent Water and Keswick 6.7 mile 1200 ft
Keswick - Chestnut Hill - Castlerigg - Rake Foot - Walla Crag - Cat Gill - Derwent Water - Keswick
 

2nd March 2011
  Derwent Water and Walla Crag 10.7 mile 1500 ft
Portinscale - Nicol End - Bottom of Cat Bells - Derwent Water - Great Bay - Borrowdale Road - Barrow Bay - Ashness Bridge - Walla Crag - Rake Foot - Castlerigg - Keswick
 

28th December 2010
  A very short walk to Walla Crag 3.2 mile 600 ft
Nest Brow - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Rakefoot - Castlerigg Farm - Nest Brow
 

24th November 2010
  Grange Fell and Walla Crag from Portinscale 18.6 mile 2900 ft
near Portinscale - Keswick - Friar's Crag - Calfclose Bay - Barrow Bay - High Lodore - Grange - River Derwent - Rosthwaite - Puddingstone Bank - Grange Fell - Black Waugh - Watendlath - Ashness Wood - Ashness Bridge - top of Cat Gill - Walla Crag - Rakefoot - Castle Lane - Castlerigg Stone Circle - Keswick - near Portinscale
 

31st October 2010
  A grey walk on Walla Crag 8.1 mile 1300 ft
Stormwater Bridge - Keswick - Derwent Water - Stable Hills - Calfclose Bay - Ashness Bridge - Walla Crag - Rakefoot - Castlerigg - Springs Wood - Keswick - Stormwater Bridge
 

18th August 2010
  A delayed start gave us a sunny walk - Walla Crag 6.5 mile 1100 ft
bottom of Ashness Bridge road - Ashness Bridge - top of Cat Gill - Walla Crag - Rakefoot - Castlerigg - Springs Wood - Keswick - Derwent Water - bottom of Ashness Bridge road
 

7th May 2010
  A quick walk up Walla Crag turned into a longer walk 6.2 Mile 1100 ft
Castlerigg Stone Circle - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Cat Gill - Borrowdale Road - Keswick - Keswick Railway Path - road to Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

20th December 2009
  A wintry walk to Walla Crag 6.5 mile 1150 ft
Keswick - Borrowdale Road - Ashness Bridge - Walla Crag - Castlerigg Farm - A591- Manor Brow - Keswick
 

9th November 2009
  Long shadows and airplanes on Walla Crag 4.6 mile 750 ft
Castlerigg Stone Circle - Castle Lane - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Rakefoot - Castlerigg Farm - A591 - Castle Lane - Castlerigg Stone Circle
 

6th June 2009
  Ashness Bridge, Walla Crag and Derwent Water 3.1 mile 1060 ft
bottom of Ashness Bridge Road - Ashness Bridge - top of Cat Gill - Walla Crag - Cat Gill - Borrowdale Road - Landing Stages
 

10th December 2008
  If you change your plan, you never know what you'll include in a walk - Cat Bells and Walla Crag 13.7 mile 2900 ft
Portinscale - Ullock - Newlands Beck - Stair - Skelgill - Cat Bells - Borrowdale - Grange - High Lodore - Watendlath Beck - Ashness Bridge - Walla Crag - Springs wood - Keswick - Portinscale
 

21st November 2008
  A windy walk on Walla Crag 6 mile 1200 ft
Castelrigg Stone Circle - Castle Lane - Rake Foot - Walla Crag - Cat Gill - Derwent Water - Borrowdale Road - Keswick - Castlerig Stone Circle
 

15th April 2008
  An evening walk up Walla Crag 2.8 mile 630 ft
Castle Lane (A591) - Rakefoot farm - Walla Crag - Rakefoot farm - Castle Lane (A591)
 

24th February 2008
  Making it up as I go along on a walk from Keswick 8.6 mile 1920 ft
Keswick - Chestnut Hill - Castlerigg - Brockle Beck - Near Dodd Crag - Bleaberry Fell - Walla Crag - Castlerigg - Keswick
 

14th October 2007
  Looking for Autumn colors on Walls Crag and Derwent Water 6.2 mile 1330 ft
Keswick - Springs Wood - Castlerigg - Walla Crag - Ashness Bridge - Derwent Water - Keswick
 

2nd July 2007
  Early evening on Walla Crag 6.4 mile 1290 ft
Keswick - Springs Wood - Castlerigg - Walla Crag - Ashness Bridge - Derwent Water - Keswick
 

9th April 2007
  Castlerigg Stone Circle and Walla Crag from Keswick 9.9 mile 1381 ft
Keswick - Castlerigg Stone Circle - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Ashness Bridge - Derwent Water - Keswick
 

21st October 2006
  A rainy walk up Walla Crag 5.1 mile 1000 ft
Keswick - Springs Wood - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Cat Gill - Great Wood - Derwent Water - Keswick
 

24th September 2006
  Ashness Bridge and Walls Crag from Keswick. 7 mile 1289 ft
Keswick - Derwent Water - Ashness Bridge - Walla Crag - Castlerigg - Keswick
 

29th April 2006
  Keswick to Grasmere along the Cenral ridge. 17 mile 4100 ft
Keswick - Rakefoot - Walla Crag - Bleaberry Fell - High Seat - The Pewits - High Tove - Armboth Fell - Bell Crags - Ullscarf - Greenup Edge - High Raise - Sergeant Man - Blea Rigg - Lang How - Silver How - Grasmere
 

12th March 2006
  Not everyone’s idea of fun – out in the snow on Walla Crag. 8.1 mile 1306 ft
Keswick - Derwent Water - Ashness Bridge - Walla Crag - Rakefoot - Keswick
 

2nd January 2006
  1st walk of the year - Walla Crag 6.5 mile 1296 ft
Keswick - Derwent Water - Ashness Bridge - Walla Crag - Rakefoot - Keswick
 

6th October 2005
  Up in the cloud on Bleaberry Fell. 10.2 mile 2139 ft
Keswick - Castlerigg - Walla Crag - Bleaberry Fell - Ashness Bridge - Derwent Water - Keswick
 

28th December 2004
  Water water everywhere - High Seat, Bleaberry Fell and Walla Crag. 6 mile 2041 ft
Ashness Bridge - High Seat - Bleaberry Fell - Walla Crag - Ashness Bridge
 

7th November 2004
  Walla Crag and Ashness Bridge from Keswick. 6.9 mile 1385 ft
Keswick - Walla Crag - Ashness Bridge - Derwent Water - Keswick
 

26th June 2004
  Water, water everywhere on the Central ridge. 7.6 mile 2264 ft
Ashness Bridge - Walla Crag - Bleaberry Fell - High Seat- High Tove - Watendlath - Ashness Bridge
 

23rd November 2003
  Ashness Bridge and Walla Crag from Keswick. 6.5 mile 1319 ft
Keswick - Derwent Water - Ashness Bridge - Cat Gill - Walla Crag - Castlerigg Farm - Springs Wood - Keswick
 



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