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Walla Crag



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Height: 379m (1,243ft) GPS: NY 27684 21285 Walking Routes

Walla Crag is a fell in the Lake District near Keswick and is a popular short walk from Keswick which gives superb views over Derwentwater. The western face is prominent in views across the lake and fine views over Keswick are available from the summit.

The crag is the terminal cliff on a short ridge running north west from Bleaberry Fell, dropping about 400 ft from the plateau above.

Below this are further steep slopes before the gradient slackens on the shore of Derwentwater.

The face is heavily wooded (mainly with conifers) almost to the top and the trees continue down through Great Wood to the lake.

Walla Crag has one major breach, Lady's Rake, but this is not a recommended route of ascent.

The summit lies a little way back from the brink, the smooth heather clad hinterland then dropping to the broad depression of Low Moss. Beyond here the ground rises again to Bleaberry Fell.

The southern boundary of the fell is formed by Cat Gill which flows west from Loss Moss to the lake. The gill separates Walla Crag from the neighbouring Falcon Crag, popular with rock climbers.

Brockle Beck flows north from Low Moss before turning west to enter Derwentwater at Strandshag Bay.

The top is marked by a large cairn and gives fine views over the islands of northern Derwentwater and the Vale of Keswick. There is also a clear line of sight down Borrowdale to the high fells.

Walla Crag makes a half day or evening walk from Keswick and can be climbed via Brockle Beck, Great Wood (a traverse under the face) or Cat Gill. There is also a clear path from Bleaberry Fell.

Walking routes near Walla Crag



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