Walla Crag

Derwentwater From Walla Crag Summit
Derwentwater From Walla Crag Summit

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A Few Facts About Walla Crag

Location -
Walla Crag is a fell in the Central Fells of the Lake District near Keswick. The fell is a popular short walk from Keswick and 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 feet 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. 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.

Ascents -
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.

Summit -
The summit lies a little way back from the brink, the smooth heather-clad hinterland then dropping to the broad depression of Low Moss. The top has a cairn on rocky ground. Walla Crag stands at 376 metres (1,234 feet). There are fantastic views towards Keswick, Derwentwater, Bassenthwaite Lake, the Newlands Fells, the Lords Seat Group of fells, as well as Skiddaw.
Hill / Mountain Class(s)
Birkett, Central Fell, Fellranger, Synge, Wainwright

Hill / Mountain Details