Walk                           :  Walla Crag (1,234ft) and Bleaberry Fell (1,932 ft) from Great Wood Car park, Borrowdale 

Date                           :  16th  April 2015

Weather                    :  Warm sunshine, light winds @ 15 °C


Distance                   : 5 miles round trip

Time Taken              : 1 hour 20 mins to first summit (Walla Crag)


Which part of Lakeland is this walk situated


Terrain Overview




What a marvellous day to be in Lakeland. Perfect weather for climbing – sunshine and a light breeze made this perfect conditions to walk up to this

most charming of small fells (Walla Crag). An easy walk on a good path and a marvellous summit view. I also used the opportunity to follow the very

good path across to Bleaberry Fell



The car park at Great Wood in the Borrowdale valley is the starting point for this walk



At the south end of the car park a path leads off into the woods



The path climbs gently up to a wooden bridge that crosses Cat Gill and wends its way towards Ashness Bridge



At this point make a left turn and start the steep climb that runs parallel with the Gill



Thankfully the path has been “stepped” to assist the climb



Continue along the path through a series of wooden gates



The path veers left away from the Gill and goes through another wooden gate



The path becomes yet steeper as it approaches the third gate



Nearing the point where the forest canopy ends and access to the open fell side becomes apparent



Looking back towards Causey Pike and Grizedale Pike over Derwent Water



Pretty soon the final gate comes into view



Follow the clear grass path until you come to a clearly defined fork



At this point take the left fork



Continue on along the left fork until you reach the stile in the fence that crosses over the stone wall



The summit approach from over the stile



Wow !!! The Skiddaw massif from the summit towering over Keswick



Blencathra from the summit



Bassenthwaite from the summit – you can also just make out The Bishop of Barf (left of centre)



Grizedale Pike from the summit



Sue and I on the summit. Click here for a 360 degree view from the summit … http://youtu.be/U-oYiu0040



Close up on Blencathra



Sue takes in the views – whilst I head off to Bleaberry Fell



I make my way back to the stone wall so as to pick up the path to Bleaberry Fell



Heading down the track towards Bleaberry Fell



The well defined track to the summit of Bleaberry Fell



The final push to the summit is steep



The view north from the first marker cairn (not the true summit)



There is a choice of summit cairns – Im not sure which is the official one – it could be this



Or this ….



After a short while on the summit I returned back to Walla Crag to pick up Sue – just as the sun was falling behind the North Western Fells





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