Walla Crag and Bleaberry Fell
TWO Wainwright circular walk: Bleaberry Fell and Walla Crag
Time: 3 - 4 hours
Parking: limited free spaces in lay-by on the main A591 road at Nest Brow or walk to the start of the route at Rakefoot from the centre of Keswick.
|Walla Crag and Bleaberrry Fell from Lodore|
|Keswick to your right as you walk up from Rakefoot|
|The view to the north-west, over Keswick|
|The view to the west, over Derwent Water|
|Walk across the heathery ground beneath the fell|
|Climb up the paved path to the top of Bleaberry Fell|
|Looking back towards Walla Crag|
|The wind shelter on the summit of the fell|
|The path across Low Moss passes by this ruined cottage|
|Harvesting bilberries (at a location that I'm not sharing!)|
Bilberry harvesting is slow work, so the blackberries that grow plentifully in the hedgerows, for example along the minor road leading to Rakefoot, will make easier pickings. However, patient work at locations that are more off the beaten track than Walla Crag can certainly yield enough fruit to make a very nice bilberry tart!