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Walla Crag

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A Great Walk

The walk is not to difficult for an elderly person who is reasonably active. [ I am 81]. A steady... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
Wanted some nice photographs of a lovely view

The weather forecast said it would be fine and sunny, so we set off from Keswick town centre... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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“great wood”(13 reviews)
“ashness bridge”(49 reviews)
“lovely walk”(14 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Borrowdale Road | East of Great Wood Car Park, Keswick, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 November 2015

I was fortunate to choose a sunny clear day to walk from Keswick up Walla Cragg. The views from the summit of Derwent Water and the fells towering above the lake were breathtaking! I then continued my walk to the summits of Bleaberry Fell and...More

6  Thank Rhys J
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Don't attempt Lady's Rake........ It is very steep and slippery, and I nearly had a bad fall. So go the long way round from the Great Wood car park.

1  Thank MargaretI21
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All reviews great wood ashness bridge lovely walk fantastic views car park gradual climb well worth the effort overlooking derwentwater castlerigg hall views of derwent water castlerigg farm national trust surprise view steady walk southern end challenging walk keswick town centre
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk is not to difficult for an elderly person who is reasonably active. [ I am 81]. A steady climb to the top of the crag and you are rewarded with glorious views, The return to Keswick can be via Ashiness Bridge and back...More

Thank Dingo828
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

The weather forecast said it would be fine and sunny, so we set off from Keswick town centre intending to find Walla Crag. We were directed past the cinema, along Springs Road, until we came to a farm and a tea room, then we followed...More

1  Thank MrsBrownEyes
Reviewed 8 October 2018

A lovely crag with commanding views for a relatively small climb, accessible from Keswick and lots of other areas can be accessed from here to extend the walk such as Ashness bridge, Watendlath and Derwentwater shores

Thank 72Mary
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The views from the summit of this fell are fantastic. I can recommend climbing from the southern end so that you can see the waterfall.

Thank David W
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Parked at the Great Wood Car Park, (Borrowdale, Keswick CA12 5UP, UK) for a 1hour and a half walk. A bit of a steep walk however it’s all worth it. The view is spectacular. Make sure you have comfortable shoes.

Thank Paula Z
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Most enjoyable with some challenging climbs but not too difficult for the fit and healthy. Many photo stops with excellent and spectaculare views. Worth taking a picnic or return to Keswick for food. Half day visit.

Thank toptourist_10
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Accessible within about an hour on foot from the town centre, through woodland and moorland, It provides and execllent view of Keswick, derwentwater and Catbells, . Its relatively low height allows the views even under cloud cover

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Good, circular walk suitable for families with young children. The walk can start near castlerigg camping and caravan sites. A short pull up to the top and in places there are steep stone steps. Very pretty waterfall. Can get very muddy in places.

1  Thank Breaktaker
Reviewed 18 August 2018

This was the first "mountain" we tried with a young child and I'd recommend it before trying anything more advanced, whatever your age. Technically it isn't a mountain but it seems like it to the child when they reach the top. If you haven't time...More

1  Thank Linda R
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This is only a short walk, however it is a steady climb strong suitable footwear needs to be worn. Worth the effort for the fabulous views.

1  Thank julieh5780
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1 September 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
31 January 2018|
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Response from JanetT1958 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can but if you reach the top be very careful coming down, I found the path very rocky with some steep drops. I am no mountain goat so may be being very cautious. Would depend on your experience and how sure-footed... More