Middle Dodd

Details
Grid Ref NY 397 095
Height 2,145

When viewed from most parts of the valley, you'd be forgiven for thinking Middle Dodd was was a fell set aside from the rest, with an unforgiving steepness and all of its sides leading straight to the top. The reality becomes apparent when viewed from the summit itself or indeed from any of the surrounding heights. Middle Dodd is actually a spur ridge coming off Red Screes; which stands at little more than 130ft higher. And while the route straight up the front is steep and unforgiving, once you each the top you're treated to a short down hill section before continuing to Red Screes on a much gentler incline.

The view southwards may be blocked by Red Screes, but this is more than compensated by the extensive view to the north over Brothers Water.

 
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Route suggestions

Route suggestion: Cow Bridge - Brothers Water - Hartsop Hall - Middle Dodd
2.6 mile / approx 1700 ft ascent
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This is a route with drastically contrasting terrain. The beginning of the walk is as gentle as you could ever wish to find as it takes you through some really beautiful countryside, alongside Brothers Water and past the historic Hartsop Hall. The other end of the route rises steeply from the valley and the grassy path is as 'in your face' as any route in the Lake District.

The steepness of the ridge leaves you with no other option than to stop, turn around and admire the extensive view down to Brothers Water and the fells beyond.


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Walking to Middle Dodd from Red Screes

 

Choose a walk that includes this fell
The number of walks to choose from is 11

26th November 2016
  A Scandale and Red Screes walk 10.5 mile About 2800 ft
Miller Bridge - Ambleside - Sweden Lane - High Sweden Bridge - Scandale - Scandale Pass - Little Hart Crag - top of Scandale Pass - Middle Dodd - Smallthwaite Brow - Red Screes - Snarker Moss - Snarker Pike - Kirkstone Road - Ambleside - Miller Bridge
 

8th June 2013
  Hartsop Dodd to High Hartsop Dodd 9.5 mile 4000 ft
Hartsop - Hartsop Dodd - Stony Cove Pike - St Raven's Edge - Kirkstone Pass Inn - Red Screes - Smallthwaite Band - Middle Dodd - Scandale Pass - Little Hart Crag - High Hartsop Dodd - Hartsop Hall - Brothers Water - Cow Bridge - Hartsop
 

24th November 2012
  Caiston Glen skyline - High Hartsop Dodd to Middle Dodd 6.8 mile 2300 ft
Cow Bridge - Brothers Water - Hartsop Hall - High Hartsop Dodd - Little Hart Crag - top of Scandale Pass - Red Screes - Middle Dodd - Hartsop Hall - Brothers Water - Cow Bridge
 

22nd August 2010
  Red Screes, Middle Dodd and Scandale 9.2 mile 2680 ft
Miller Bridge - Ambleside - Kirkstone Road - Snarker Pike - Red Screes - Middle Dodd - Scandale Pass - Scandale - High Sweeden Bridge - Ambleside - Miller Bridge
 

8th February 2009
  Red Screes. Middle Dodd, Little Hart Crag and Scandale 9.5 mile 2900 ft
Ambleside - Kirkstone Road - Snarker Pike - Red Screes - Middle Dodd - Scandale Pass - Little Hart Crag - Scandale Tarn - Scandale Pass - Scandale - High Sweden Bridge - Ambleside
 

20th March 2007
  Arctic winds on the Scandale skyline 9.5 mile 3484 ft
Ambleside - Kirkstone Rd - Snarker Pike - Red Screes - Middle Dodd - Scandale Pass - Scandale Tarn - Little Hart Crag - High Bakestones - High Pike - Low Pike - Low Sweden Bridge - Ambleside
 

18th October 2006
  A morning in the clouds on Middle Dodd and Red Screes 6.8 mile 2359 ft
Brothers Water - Hartsop Hall - Middle Dodd - Red Screes - Scandale Pass - Hartsop Hall - Brothers Water
 

10th June 2006
  The Patterdale side of Kirkstone Pass skyline 8.5 mile 3586 ft
Kirkstone Pass - Red Screes - Middle Dodd - Brothers Water - Hartsop - Hartsop Dodd - Stony Cove Pike - St Raven's Edge - Kirkstone Pass
 

22nd March 2006
  A perfect snowy walk through Scandale to Red Screes from Ambleside. 8.3 mile 2595 ft
Ambleside - High Sweden Bridge - Scandale Pass - Middle Dodd - Red Screes - Snarker Pike - Kirkstone Pass - Ambleside
 

24th September 2005
  Scandale Skyline. 12.1 mile 4060 ft
Ambleside - High Sweden Bridge - Low Pike - High Pike - Dove Crag - High Hartsop Dodd - Little Hart Crag - Middle Dodd - Red Screes - Snarker Pike - Ambleside
 

7th September 2004
  A long walk from Hartsop Above How to Middle Dodd - and everything in between. 10.5 mile 4075 ft
Hartsop Above How - Hart Crag - Dove Crag - High Bakestones - Little Hart Crag - High Hartsop Dodd - Scandale Tarn - Red Screes - Red Screes Tarn - Middle Dodd - Brothers Water
 

 



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Lake District Walks