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Walla and Bleaberry

Walla and Bleaberry


Postby bridget cooper » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:35 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Bleaberry Fell, Walla Crag

Date walked: 02/09/2012

Time taken: 3

Distance: 9.5 km

Ascent: 530m

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The Start... Through the woods.
An unusually fine day in 2012 and a partner who is getting fitter post broken leg, saw a fine afternoon out in the fells with Canna the energetic Spaniel.

As I have the pleasure of living locally :D , I am able to undertake the Wainrights in smaller chunks and today decided to go up Walla and Bleaberry and descend the same way.

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I usually like to make some sort of circuit, but its really not advisable to go off the path on Bleaberry as its atrociously boggy, and the heather is a killer... (Night naving on this patch is not fun!!! But good training for ML :crazy: ...)

The walk up to Walla is stunning and easily accessible to all, and for such an easy ascent you are afforded some of the fine views of Derwent and the lakes.
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View from the summit of Walla
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Canna on the summit of Walla
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The route up to Bleaberry from Walla
Then the obvious track up to Bleaberry is well trodden and surprisingly dry even after our wonderful summer, reach this summit and the views are some of the best in the lakes.
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Summit Shelter at Bleaberry
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Just one of the fine views from the Summit of Bleaberry
Even on a hazy day we could see to Dumfriesshire, Penrith, South Lakes and of course spectacular views of Helvelyn and Blencathra. The fine day saw plenty of other users but a slightly later ascent saw us on the top on our own and a gentle bimble down ended in a fine pint and pie in one of Keswicks fine establishments. :clap:
Last edited by bridget cooper on Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Walla and Bleaberry

Postby ChrisW » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:07 am

A lovely hike BC and great photos of the beautiful countryside, I like your shot of Canna on the summit :clap:
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Re: Walla and Bleaberry

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:41 am

Lovely views from those two fells. I did them early in the year in the snow

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Re: Walla and Bleaberry

Postby bridget cooper » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:54 pm

Thanks Chris. Very Photogenic is our Canna :lol: This walk does have some fine views, well worth waiting for a fine day. :crazy:
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Re: Walla and Bleaberry

Postby Sarah86 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:24 am

Really enjoyed this report it is a route I am hoping to do sometime before the year is out. I had a short visit to the Lake District a couple of weeks ago and since returning I have found so many other walks I would like to try. I really hope there will be a nice weekend soon so I can head down and try this walk. The views look beautiful.
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Re: Walla and Bleaberry

Postby simon-b » Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:51 pm

Nice pictures, Bridget. Two fine Wainwrights, with great views. The scene across Derwent Water from Walla Crag is a classic.
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