Braithwaite Court

Cumbria, England

Walla Crag walking and hiking route

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Walk Instructions

From the ground Walla Crag doesn’t look like much but if you’re staying in the northern Lake District this is a must do walk.

Start Point: The walk starts from the Great Wood National Trust Car Park, CA12 5UP.

1. Head out of the southern end of the car park on the upward trending track (not the tarmac) and follow this path to a crossroads a short distance away. Turn left at the crossroads and continue gaining height gradually. When the path meets the side of another path above the river, turn right.

2. Follow the track, across the small footbridge and onto another tarmacked road. Turn right and follow the road to another bridge. Cross the bridge and follow the track uphill.

3. Once you’ve passed through the gate you can either head uphill via the wall (steep) or follow the slightly gentler track to the left. Both paths will meet the wall that separates the summit from the main fell. There are a couple of gates / stiles across this wall which will give you access to the summit. Enjoy the amazing views over Derwent Water and Borrowdale.

4. From the summit cross back over the wall and follow it in the same direction as you were travelling previously (southwards). The path starts to descend steadily and then as you near the Gill quite steeply. Take care here.

5. You’ll reach a crossroads of paths and take the right-hand option which will lead you back down and into the Great Wood Car Park.

Should you wish to extend this walk you can do so by not descending Cat Gill and following the paths southwards over Falcon Crag and to Ashness Bridge. From Ashness Bridge follow the road down to the main Borrowdale Road and follow the lakeshore paths back along to Calfclose Bay. Here you can cross the road and re-enter Great Wood Car Park.

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Disclaimer: This route was correct at time of writing. However, alterations can happen if development or boundary changes occur, and there is no guarantee of permanent access. These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that neither HPB Management Limited nor any other person connected with Holiday Property Bond is responsible for the safety or wellbeing of those following the routes as described. It is walkers' own responsibility to be adequately prepared and equipped for the ‎level of walk and the weather conditions and to assess the safety and accessibility of the walk.

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