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Route Summary:

Short walk to the low summit of Walla Crag, high above Wastwater

This walk includes the Wainwright of Walla Crag

3.65 km 211 m 1.5 hours

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Start and Finish: Castlerigg, or Keswick


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Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

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Parking and Post Code for Sat Nav (where applicable): CA12 4TE

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ORDNANCE SURVEY Explorer OL4 The English Lakes – North Western area, and the Lake District BMC (British Mountain Map)  from Harvey. 


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Walla Crag from Castlerigg or Keswick Details

This is a short walk up to Walla Crag near Keswick in the Lake District.  Despite being only 379 metres in height, and technically a viewpoint rather than a hill (as it lacks any prominence – only 24 metres) it is nevertheless one of Wainwright’s Central Fells. It’s well known that Wainwright wasn’t tied down by height, re-ascent and other such nonsense, instead including those hills that he thought were worth the effort of climbing. We’re certain that those ascending this quick walk from Ambleside, to catch the sunset perhaps, won’t be disappointed with the view over Derwentwater and the surrounding Lakeland mountains from the viewpoint of Walla Crag!

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