walkhighlands

This board helps you to share your walking route experiences in England and Wales... or overseas.
Warning Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. Summer routes may not be viable or appropriate in winter. See winter information on our skills and safety pages for more information.

Walla Crag - Bleasberry Fell - High Seat - Raven Crag

Walla Crag - Bleasberry Fell - High Seat - Raven Crag


Postby Phooooey » Mon May 02, 2011 7:38 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Bleaberry Fell, High Seat, Raven Crag, Walla Crag

Date walked: 02/05/2011

Time taken: 4

Distance: 14.8 km

Ascent: 772m

1 person thinks this report is great.
Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).

Walla Crag - Bleasberry Fell - High Seat - Raven Crag

our_route.gpx Open full screen  NB: Walkhighlands is not responsible for the accuracy of gpx files in users posts


My wife and I were camped at Dale Bottom Campsite for the Easter weekend and had fantastic weather and were joined by Ellie's daughter and her husband to be Gavin plus Sam the Rottweiller. Myself and Ellie had attempted this walk on the first day of our holiday but took a wrong turn off Walla Crag and headed down the side of Derwent Water to Ashness Bridge before having to climb back up the steep side and up onto High Seat through quite a long bog. We also didn't quite cover the summit of Raven Crag on this day as the heat had got to us from the steep ascent and the beer fridge was screaming at us to return and rest.

My last day of the holiday saw me trying it again determined to bag Bleasberry Fell while we were there, and as shown on map, I and Damson took a direct route from Walla Crag to Falcon Crag to point us in the right direction. I've added photos from the two trips but the weather was similar for both (glorious).
The campsite is brilliant and I would highly recommend (even had a Japanese Karaoke session whilst we were there with 9 young Japanese campers having a few beers). A few trips into Keswick and Grasmere and a trip out to bag Barf and others as covered in another blog.

PICT0650.JPG
Heading from Dalebottom Campsite to Walla Crag (Day 1)
PICT0657.JPG
Derwent Water from Walla Crag (Day 1)
PICT0659.JPG
Damson on Walla Crag (Day 1)
PICT0663.JPG
Path leading down to Derwent from Walla Crag (Day 1)
PICT0666.JPG
Steep ascent back up to High Seat (Day 1)
PICT0668.JPG
Damson and Ellie (Day 1)
PICT0671.JPG
Boggy path up to High Seat (Day 1)
PICT0675.JPG
Damson on High Seat (Day 1)
PICT0676.JPG
Ellie on High Seat (Day 1)
PICT0677.JPG
Me on High Seat (Day 1)


(Warning : Beware the stile leading up onto wooded track by Raven Crag from descent from High Seat ! Picture shows this treacherous ladder that I stayed away from on second day)
PICT0679.JPG
Hard Stile (Day 1)


PICT0681.JPG
Ellie heading back down wooded path below Raven Crag (Day 1)
PICT0749.jpg
View upto Bleasberry Fell from Walla Crag (Day 2)
PICT0755.jpg
Damson on Bleasberry Fell (Day 2)
PICT0761.jpg
High Seat from Bleasberry Fell
PICT0763.jpg
Damson on Raven Crag (above Thirlmere) (Day 2)
PICT0766.jpg
Thirlmere from Raven Crag (Day 2)
PICT0744.jpg
Dalebottom Campsite (after crowds have gone)
Last edited by Phooooey on Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:17 pm, edited 3 times in total.
User avatar
Phooooey
 
Posts: 244
Hewitts:112
Wainwrights:214   
Joined: Apr 4, 2010
Location: Dalton -In-Furness

Re: Walla Crag - Bleasberry Fell - High Seat - Raven Crag

Postby Lifeonloop » Thu May 05, 2011 2:08 pm

Ah, Walla Crag, my very first lake district hill. I took my 7 month pregnant ex-wife up here for a tea time bimble as we were staying at the farm campsite nearby. Been back a few times since, cracking views over Derwent Water and Keswick.
User avatar
Lifeonloop
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 165
Munros:55   Corbetts:4
Grahams:1   Donalds:2
Hewitts:63
Wainwrights:100   
Joined: Dec 30, 2009
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

Re: Walla Crag - Bleasberry Fell - High Seat - Raven Crag

Postby Phooooey » Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:31 pm

Finally got round to adding a few pics
User avatar
Phooooey
 
Posts: 244
Hewitts:112
Wainwrights:214   
Joined: Apr 4, 2010
Location: Dalton -In-Furness

Re: Walla Crag - Bleasberry Fell - High Seat - Raven Crag

Postby johnnyaztec » Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:54 pm

Nice views from raven crag, i could just about see my feet when i did it.
User avatar
johnnyaztec
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 457
Munros:66   Corbetts:7
Grahams:3   Donalds:1
Hewitts:215
Wainwrights:214   
Joined: Oct 18, 2009
Location: Liverpool

1 person thinks this report is great.
Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).



Walkhighlands community forum is advert free

We need help to keep the site online.
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by setting up a monthly donation by direct debit?



Return to Walk reports - Outside Scotland

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: SuzyStevenson4 and 9 guests