Walla Crag

Walla Crag, Keswick: Address, Walla Crag Reviews: 5/5

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domtheone
Nottingham, UK51 contributions
Gorgeous little simmit
Dec 2020 • Solo
Hiked to the top of Walla straight from my B&B in Keswick. Those that are fairly fit can do it in approx an hour. Lovely views over the Derwent nad back down to Keswick with Skiddaw looming large above.

Well worth a couple of hours.
Written January 25, 2021
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machinmad
Norwich, UK1,661 contributions
Stunning views ...
Aug 2020
This walk starts by the lakeshore, climbs to Ashridge Bridge, then up higher to Walla Craig, giving commanding views in all directions, particularly over the Derwent valley and Buttermere. This walk is varied throughout and while their are a few steep climbs, it’s doable for most able bodied people. Takes about 3.5hrs.
Written October 5, 2020
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Andria Lewisham
West Yorkshire, UK4 contributions
Amazing Views
Sep 2020
A short 20 min walk from CASTLERIGG Farm Camping and Caravan Site which is where we were based and the views from the top of Walla Crag are amazing. In the 7 days we stayed in Keswick we enjoyed many walks direct from the site but this was one of the best and the next time we come to this area we plan to bring our grandchildren as this walk will be ideal for them.
Written September 30, 2020
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63Jack
York, UK155 contributions
Stunning views.
Sep 2020
Steady ascent with stunning views. I descended Cat Gill and wished I had taken the more popular ( safer ! ) route.
Written September 17, 2020
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Rae_E
Bristol, UK33 contributions
National Trust route
Aug 2020 • Couples
We followed the National Trust walk to ease our legs back into walking after a trip up Helvellyn. The walk is fairly easy with no scrambling involved and affords marvellous views of the whole of Derwentwater. It is boggy in parts and waterproof shoes are a must.

Perhaps it was our tired legs or perhaps it was the stop for lunch and photos, but we thought the NT estimate of 2 hours was a little short (2.5 hours might be a better estimate).

Written August 27, 2020
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monkeynuts13
Stokesley, UK10 contributions
No toilets
Aug 2020 • Business
I walked to the top of Walla Crag and I was outraged to find there was no toilets! To make things worse I could find anywhere to charge my phone and I didn’t expect it to rain. Still 5 stars though.
Written August 20, 2020
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VNJJ
Virginia Water, Surrey29 contributions
A rewarding climb
Aug 2020
There are a couple of ways to the summit, some easier than others. The view at the top over Derwentwater, or Skiddaw and Blencathra, and across past Bleaberry Fell to Gable and Scafell.
Written August 19, 2020
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robertmU5328DU
Carlisle, UK233 contributions
Stunning Climb
Aug 2020 • Friends
This was a lovely climb with two dogs. Set off through the woods from the National Trust car park. There are a number of signs indicating the different routes as you progress along the trail. We took the direct route which was a steep trail up Cat Gill. Fantastic scenery, waterfalls and Derwentwater as you climb. At the top there is a short walk to Walla Crag with great views. On the way back we took the circular route via Ashness Bridge. This is a highly recommended trip out.
Written August 4, 2020
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Lakeland Hero
3 contributions
Good 2Hr round trip with views over Derwentwater towards Catbells
Jul 2020
Choice of routes: Cat Gill is shorter, steeper ascent, but rewarded with views of the gill and waterfalls; longer route via Ashness bridge which is famous but unremarkable.
Decend in a loop back through Great Wood.
Easy to follow defined paths all the way.
Written July 26, 2020
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SimonDavies
Stoke-on-Trent, UK95 contributions
A great walk for the family 👍🏼
Oct 2019
Caught the boat from Keswick to Ashness Bridge. From there, we took the steep road up to Walla Crag - fairly straightforward & exciting for the kids - and took us a good couple of hours to walk back to Keswick. Well worth it. Beautiful views 🏔👌🏼😄
Written October 29, 2019
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