WALLA CRAG 1234 FT
SITUATED IN THE CENTRAL FELLS WAINWRIGHT 204
PARKING- National trust Great wood car park CA12 5UP
MILES 2.5-3 miles circular
FACILITIES- Facilities available in Keswick
TERRAIN Steep and rough paths, some verging on very rough, but nothing technical.
There is also a option to walk up Cat Gill which is very steep, edgy, and rocky
We took the sign posted path from the back of the car park and followed the forest trail for a short distance.
We then took the path up Cat gill as the kids love scrambling and managed this route fine but would not recommend with a baby carrier or smaller legs as its a narrow path with high drops into the gully.
This route takes you up beside the gill, its easy to follow just rough and edgy, you have a final scramble to the flatter plateau before you walk away from the gill towards the summit, we made it a circular and walked in the opposite direction down a easy grass path, crossing a bridge at the bottom and following the path back round the base of Walla crag.
This is a really easy walk for beginners as the paths are easy to follow, if you choose the route other than Cat gill as this is more difficult, although we still recommend using a paper map/compass.