Walla Crag and Ashness
A steep climb up to Walla Crag gives stunning views of Derwentwater.
Turn right from Hazelmere and head to Keswick’s Market Square, walk to the left of the Moot Hall and go straight up St John’s Street past the Cinema and continue on until you find Springs Road on the right. Walk along Springs Road and take the path at the end of the road up through the farm yard and woods. When the path splits turn right and follow this path past the TV mast. At the next path junction go straight ahead and when this meets a road turn right. At the end of the road cross the beck and follow the path uphill and then to the right along the course of the dry stone wall. Use one of several stiles or gates to cross the wall and follow the path to the summit. TAKE CARE, you are now at the top of Walla Crag and the paths on this side of the wall are suddenly close to very steep ground and large drops. From the summit paths take you back to the Lakeshore through the woods or you can continue on to Ashness Bridge to enjoy this classic Lakeland view, returning to Keswick either by the lakeshore path to Friar’s Crag or through Great Wood below Walla Crag. Alternatively you can take the launch back to Keswick from the Ashness Road junction.