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Walla Crag

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Fabulous walk up Walla Crag

Parked at Great Wood car park - NT so remember your membership to 'bip' on the meter for free... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Beautiful short walk with lovely views. A comfortable 6 miles with easy gradients and underfoot conditions.

Comfortable walk that will suit families and has gradients that are easily managed. Good scenery at... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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All reviews great wood ashness bridge lovely walk car park fantastic views gradual climb well worth the effort views of derwent water national trust youth hostel rewarding views four hours steady walk southern end information centre challenging walk hour walk
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Parked at Great Wood car park - NT so remember your membership to 'bip' on the meter for free parking. Smashing walk up to Walla Crag, and down to Ashness Bridge. Beautiful day.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Rolfies
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Comfortable walk that will suit families and has gradients that are easily managed. Good scenery at all pointo and paths easy to follow. Wainwright offers detailed guide.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank dgc55
Reviewed August 12, 2019

A steep walk out of Keswick uphill through woods and then onto open hills of bracken to the rocky top. Stayed there an hour as the view was so good, watched an Osprey fly by so even better!! The walk down took us to a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Paul G
Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

The views are great however be prepared for a steep climb. You will cover all different types of terrain. We started in Keswick and went through to Rothwaite via Ashness Bridge. They say this is a 4 hour walk however it took us longer and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JanineC112
Reviewed June 13, 2019

Recommend this hike for its views! We preferred it over the popular CatBells hike and you can walk there from the Lake.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Annika515
Reviewed June 8, 2019

From a start in Great Wood (bus from Keswick or car park in the wood) there is a broad stony path slanting through the trees before emerging into the open and following up and up until eventually steeply up though grassland to the summit. Or...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 3, 2019

Took my 7 year old up this as an introduction to hill walking, next stop Skiddaw? She found it a bit hard going on the approach (parts were gravel) but loved the actual walk up the crag and the view across Keswick and the valley...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mutley225
Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

Great run, go up CAT GILL (super steep) across the top of Walla down the other side and back through the woods. I park at great wood national trust car park by the lake. Stunning views of Derwent and the surrounding hills only about 4...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 465stephe
Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

A very worthwhile walk from the centre of Keswick (information office) using a guide from a set of five sold there; brilliant instructions. It took us four hours, going gently! Take a picnic to enjoy from the summit. Be aware that the descent towards the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank FliesM20P
Reviewed May 6, 2019 via mobile

Excellent walk and beautiful views from the top, quite a lot of walkers on a beautiful day as the views are that good. The walk wasn't too difficult as I was wearing shoes that rubbed at the back so had to fold them down and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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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 JackieScout | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can. If it's wet it could be slippery at the top.
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