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Thursday was our last but one day of the holiday, and we set off in another morning of dull weather. The plan was to take the short ferry trip to Ashness Bridge, on the eastern side of Derwent Water. From there, we would make the climb up to Walla Crag, which has panoramic views over Keswick, and the lake. After getting off the boat at the first stop, there was a short steep ascent to the bridge.
Antony informed me that this was the most photographed spot in the region.
After my exertions going up Helvellyn, I must have been getting used to the walking, as the final push up to the crag didn’t seem so bad at all. Once at the top, we unloaded our gear, and enjoyed a rest, and our lunch, as we admired the views of the lake, the islands, and the town beyond. It was well-worth the climb, especially as the weather had brightened up too.
During the walk back into Keswick, we encountered the only consistent heavy rain of the whole trip, as we walked through lower woodland. That lasted for less than thirty minutes, but it did mean that I took no more photos that day, as we skirted the lake to get back to our accommodation.