Walla Crag – The Descent

Clough Head

On the way down from the fell and passing by a traditional dry stone wall we see Clough Head on the right beyond rollling green pastures.


I thought how lonely and lost those horses looked amidst the enormity of the landscape, and had to try to capture the moment. You may have to click and double-click to see them.

Borrowdale And Clough Head

Following the wall and a stoney path down the fell the vista opens up to the valley of Borrowdale where the Brockle Beck runs wild. (This all sounds kind of Lord of The Ringish, don’t you thnk?). I was so taken with the view before me which stretched out for miles and miles into the distance. Clough Head can still be seen on the right.

Borrowdale And Clough Head

A glimpse of the stone wall and the path we travel, and can you see how the clouds cast shadows on the fells? I am fascinated how the changing light can transform the landscape.


Looking across Borrowdale we see the Blencathra fells, which are the most northerly in the English Lakes. It is also called ‘Saddleback’, and you can see why. Again amorphous cloud shadows shift over the face of the land.


The path takes us down the slopes towards Rakefoot. Shall we go through the gate? After you …

Latrigg And Skidaw

I had to take this shot just beyond the other side of the gate, leaning on an old dry stone wall, for besides the beauty of the scene, I was taken by all the different layers in the landscape, and the various shades of green. We see the mountain Skiddaw rise up before us like a humped behemoth, and the gentle wooded slopes of Latrigg.

Let’s keep on moving. Crossing the Brockle Beck, now on Chestnut Hill. Keswick is still 2 miles away, but it is still all downhill πŸ™‚

Click once to expand view, click again to get that little bit closer

July 2018, Walla Crag, Keswick, Cumbria, England. Β© Pete Hillman.

35 thoughts on “Walla Crag – The Descent

    • There is so much to explore and soak up around there, and but the few days I spent there I had not even scratched the surface. I would have loved to have followed the beck into the valley of Borrowdale to explore what lay beyond πŸ™‚

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    • It really is my kind of place, and a place I could spend many days come rain or shine enjoying being in the great outdoors and close to nature πŸ™‚


    • The names are quite something special. I believe many are derived from Celtic, Roman, Norse and Anglo-Saxon times, and are quite a mixture. Something I would like to look into more when I have the time.


    • You are more than welcome, Adele! I am pleased you enjoyed the walk, and thank you for your lovely comment. There must be a lot of history, myth and legend in the area, and something I would like to look more into πŸ™‚

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  1. I really enjoyed going on that walk through your photos, and through the gate. And seeing Blencathra, my favourite mountain. Seems like we were up there within a week of each other.

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    • I am gald you enjoyed the walk! Thank you πŸ™‚ These views just took my breath away! Fabulous that you have been up there too, Jill! I am already itching to go back, I adore it up there.

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