Chee Dale is a picturesque beauty spot in the Peak District, whose limestone crags are popular with climbers. There’s...
Short walk to the low summit of Walla Crag, high above Wastwater
Distance: 3.6 Kms
Ascent: 200 metres
Time: 1.5 hours
Start and Finish: Castlerigg, or Keswick
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Parking Post Code for Sat Nav: CA12 4TE
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Walla Crag from Castlerigg or Keswick
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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