Dodd

Details
Grid Ref NY 244 273
Height 1,646 ft

I can't remember it myself or perhaps I just wasn't paying attention, but at one time Dodd was covered in a thick cloak of trees from top to bottom. To say the least, this must surely have been a fell with less views than any other. I suspect if I'd been fell walking at that time I'd have made the effort to get to the top and probably never went back again. Thankfully I've never known Dodd as anything other than a great little fell which always leaves me feeling satisfied if it's just a short walk I'm after.

Some of the trees have been felled in recent times and the views which were absent in the past have now been well and truly opened up and are on a par with those from most other fells in the Lake District. For such a straightforward, even basic fell there are a surprising number of different paths and tracks to choose from. If only those less than fulfilled walkers from the past could see the place now.

Unless you've been there I'm afraid you'll have to believe me when I say this, but looking across to Dodd from the A66 side of Bassenthwaite Lake always reminds me of the Norwegian Fjords. The way the steep wooded slopes rise up from the fields next to the lake brings back memories of many great holidays in Norway.

A close up of Dodd taken from Sale Fell
 
Location maps
 
 

Route suggestions

Route suggestion: Old Sawmill Tearooms - Dodd Wood - Long Doors - Dodd
2.5 mile / approx 1400 ft ascent
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As I said earlier, there are lots of paths and tracks on Dodd so the only route I've shown is this one, which in my opinion gives the best and longest lasting views.

More often than not, woodland like this can be a little confusing at first so it may take a couple of visits to get to know the different routes around here. Once you've sussed the place out, this is a great area to set off and just go where your fancy takes you.


Photo gallery

Seen from the route off Carl Side
 
One of the many woodland tracks on Dodd
 

The view towards Dodd summit, taken from the track near Long Doors
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

A close up of Dodd. Taken from Sale Fell
 

Choose a walk that includes this fell
The number of walks to choose from is 23

11th March 2017
  Dodd before the rain 4.3 mile about 1400 ft
Dodd Wood - Skill Beck - Long Doors - Dodd - Long Doors - Allerdale Ramble - Dodd Wood
 

13th August 2016
  Dodd Wood in the rain 4.3 mile about 1400 ft
Dodd Wood - Skill Beck - Long Doors - Dodd - Long Doors - Allerdale Ramble - Dodd Wood
 

10th March 2016
  An afternoon on Dodd 5.6 mile 1600 ft
Dodd Wood - Long Doors - Dodd - Dodd Wood - Mirehouse - St Bega church - Old Plantation - Dodd Wood
 

24th December 2015
  Christmas Eve on Dodd 4.3 mile 1400 ft
Dodd Wood - Skill Beck - Long Doors - Dodd - Long Doors - Allerdale Ramble - Dodd Wood
 

10th January 2015
  A short walk up Dodd 4.3 mile 1400 ft
Dodd Wood - Skill Beck - Long Doors - Dodd - Long Doors - Allerdale Ramble - Dodd Wood
 

19th September 2014
  A short walk on Dodd 4.3 mile 1400 ft
Dodd Wood - Skill Beck - Long Doors - Dodd - Long Doors - Allerdale Ramble - Dodd Wood
 

25th December 2013
  Dodd Wood, Dodd and St Bega's Church Bassenthwaite 6.3 mile 1700 ft
Dodd Wood - Long Doors - Dodd - Dodd Wood - Mirehouse - St Bega church - Old Plantation - Dodd Wood
 

27th July 2013
  Dodd Wood, Dodd and St Bega's Church Bassenthwaite 6.3 mile 1700 ft
Dodd Wood - Long Doors - Dodd - Dodd Wood - Mirehouse - St Bega church - Old Plantation - Dodd Wood
 

28th March 2013
  Ullock Pike to Dodd 6.5 mile 2800 ft
Near Ravenstone Hotel - Ling How - The Edge - Ullock Pike - Lingside - Carlside Tarn - Carl Side - White Stones - Long Doors - Dodd - Long Doors - Longside Wood - roadside path back to the car park
 

13th June 2012
  An evening on Dodd 4.3 mile 1400 ft
Dodd Wood - Skill Beck - Long Doors - Dodd - Long Doors - Allerdale Ramble - Dodd Wood
 

31st December 2011
  A couple of wet hours on Dodd 4.3 mile 1400 ft
Dodd Wood - Skill Beck - Long Doors - Dodd - Long Doors - Allerdale Ramble - Dodd Wood
 

21st July 2011
  An evening on Dodd 5.3 mile 1400 ft
Dodd Wood - Allerdale Ramble - Long doors - Dodd - Long Doors - Allerdale Ramble - Dodd Wood
 

2nd January 2011
  Dodd and Bassenthwaite Lake 6.6 mile 1700 ft
Dodd Wood - Long Doors - Dodd - Dodd Wood - Mirehouse - Bassenthwaite Lake - St Bega church - Old Plantation - Dodd Wood
 

24th December 2009
  A Christmas Eve winter wonderland on Dodd 5.2 mile 1640 ft
Dodd Wood - Allerdale Ramble - Long doors - Dodd - Long Doors - Allerdale Ramble - Dodd Wood
 

15th August 2009
  A dry walk up Dodd after a wet day at home 4.3 mile 1500 ft
Dodd Wood - Skill Beck - Long Doors - Dodd - Allerdale Ramble - Skill Beck Dodd Wood
 

28th February 2009
  Dodd Wood, Dodd and St Bega's Church Bassenthwaite 6 mile 1800 ft
Near Ravenstone Hotel - Old Sawmill Tea Room - Dodd Wood - Dodd - Dodd Wood - Old Sawmill Tea Room - Mirehouse - St Bega Church Bassenthwaite - Near Ravenstone Hotel
 

23rd June 2008
  An evening walk up Dodd 4.3 mile 1400 ft
The Old Sawmill Tearoom - Dodd Wood - Long Doors - Dodd - Long Doors - Dodd Wood - The Old Sawmill Tearoom
 

18th November 2007
  A dull afternoon on Dodd 4.9 mile 1595 ft
Dodd Wood - Dodd - Dodd Wood
 

19th May 2007
  Painful hailstones on Skiddaw 6.5 mile 3150 ft
The Old Sawmill Tearooms - Dodd Wood - Dodd - White Side - Carl Side - Skiddaw - Broad End - Cockup - Melbecks - Peter House Farm
 

6th April 2007
  A good, Good Friday - St Bega Church and Dodd 6.5 mile 1927 ft
Scarness Road - St Bega Church - Mirehouse - Dodd Wood - Dodd - Longside Wood - Old Plantation - Scarness Road
 

6th December 2006
  Dodd Wood, Dodd and St Bega's Church 6.7 mile 1952 ft
A591 - Longside Wood - Dodd - Dodd Wood - A591 - Mirehouse - St Bega Church - A591
 

22nd April 2006
  The Ullock Pike ridge, Dodd, Mirehouse and St Bega’s Church 7.3 mile 2993 ft
A591 - Ullock Pike - Long Side - Carl Side - White Stones - Dodd - Mirehouse - St Bega's Church - A591
 

21st July 2005
  Dodd Wood, Dodd and a Church by a Lake. 6.3 mile 1969 ft
Dodd Wood - Dodd - Mirehouse - St Bega's Church - Dodd Wood
 

27th March 2004
  Dodd Wood, Dodd and a section of Bassenthwaite Lake. 8.8 mile 2070 ft
Dodd Wood - Dodd - Scarness Road - Bassenthwaite Lake - Scarness Bay - St Bega's church - Mirehouse - Dodd Wood
 



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Lake District Walks