Sunday 26 June 2016. I was joined today by Jacqui, Josephine and Amanda for an 8½ mile walk up Walla Crag with a total ascent of 1,625ft. I have to say that after yesterday’s marathon walk this felt relatively easy. Starting from Keswick bus station we made our way through the town and past Rakefoot Farm. I wanted to do this walk as the last time that I was here I made the mistake of not crossing a wall to gain the true summit of Walla Crag at 1,243ft. The mistake wasn’t repeated and we joined a dozen or so other walkers who were enjoying the view back across Keswick to Bassenthwaite and out to the Coledale hills.
With the uphill walking behind us, we made our way down to Ashness Bridge where we stopped for lunch. The final leg of the walk was down the road to the Ashness landing stage and back along the shore of Derwent Water where we passed the Centenary Stone. One final stop was made for a post-walk cup of tea in the Theatre café before a short stroll across Crow Park brought us back to the cars just as it started to rain.