Walla Crag

Wainwright number 12 for the children.

This is a fantastic walk for those wanting to complete a Wainwright fell with a bit of a challenge. The route that we took involved a lot of steep scrambling – the children LOVED it! We find that when they are concentrating hard on the walk they don’t realise the distance and before they know it they are at the top! That being said, if you’re a little anxious then this route up to Walla Crag might not be for you. There is an alternative route, that doesn’t involve a scramble, beginning at Ashness Bridge Car Park. That route provides a slow and steady walk up to the top.

To complete the route that we took park at Great Wood National Trust Car Park, the postcode is CA12 5UP. Please look below and you will find the full strava link to this walk, this will provide a more in depth route guide.

There are many walks that begin at Great Wood Car Park, we will certainly be back to complete the wood walk! On this occasion follow the signpost for Ashness Bridge where you begin a slow and steady climb. You then come to a small bridge, here you take the route for ‘Cat Gill’ (see picture above). This is when you begin the steep climb up towards Walla Crag.

The route is easy to follow – you go up and up and up! Passing through some gates, keeping Cat Gill on your right hand side, it will eventually open up onto grassland. Continue walking until you see the cairn marking the top of this Wainwright!

The walk itself is strenuous and steep however, the views at the top are breathtaking! It is certainly a walk that tests your endurance and our little ones did extremely well. If our 3 year old can manage I’m sure you all can too.

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