Description: This route takes us up from the Great Wood to the summit of Walla Crag via the steep path along Cat Gill. This will be a bit of an arduous slog but it doesn’t last long and we won’t be in any hurry. Upon reaching the summit we will (hopefully) be treated to views of Grisedale Pike, Bassenthwaite and Skiddaw. From here we head south to the summit of Bleaberry Fell. We then double back north but rather than heading back to Walla Crag we divert down toward Falcon Crag and descend back to the base of the fell and follow the path back to the car park.
High Point: Bleaberry Fell summit (590m)
Distance: Approx. 6 miles (10 km)
Meet Time: 9.30 am
Start Time: 9.45 am
Time: Approx. 4.5-5 hours
Start / Finish and Car Parking: Great Wood National Trust car park (NY271214), nearest postcode CA12 5UP.
Public transport is available to Keswick. From Lancaster & Kendal it is the Stagecoach 555, from Carlisle the 73, and from Workington & Penrith the X4 & X5 buses.
Please let Tom know in advance by 6.00 pm on Saturday if you are coming on this walk (text 07760 660113)