It was a spur of the moment decision that we would go down into the Lakes for an afternoon of walking. So, boots in tow and a book of walking maps in hand we set off. On route, we decided on a walk from Keswick along the shores of Derwent Water, up over Walla Crag to Ashness Bridge and looping back around. About 3 hours in total for us. It was beautiful. It was a crisp, clear Autumn day and all the crowds had gone home, leaving us to enjoy the sights and scenes in peace. We had lunch with a view as we reached about the half way point to the summit and found ourself a nice spot to enjoy our sandwiches overlooking Derwent water (See photo)... not bad!
This walk is steep, and probably isn't suitable for young children (unless, like Reuben they get to ride in style in a carrier/rucksack!). The ascent is definitely worth it though for the views and photographs you'll get from the top. We'd highly reccommend it for those looking for a good hike, but be warned - our guide book did say "strenuous"
Postcode: Parking at Theatre by the Lake Car Park CA12 5DJ
Distance to Start point: 39 miles.
Route Website: We used a book but there's several maps online like this one - Where to Walk