Dodd - Lake District Walk

Wednesday 5th September 2012

After a lazy day spent relaxing at the campsite we decided to 'just nip up' Dodd before dinner in order to work up an appetite and maybe enjoy some late evening sunshine.

Start: Old Sawmills Tearooms (NY 2356 2815)

Route: Old Sawmill tearooms - Dodd - Old Sawmill tearooms

Distance: 3.25 miles     Ascent: 395 metres      Time Taken: 2 hours

Terrain: Forest tracks.

Weather: Warm.

Pub Visited: Royal Oak, Braithwaite    Ale Drunk: Jennings Cumberland

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Skill Beck

Crossing Skill Beck close to the Old Sawmill tearooms.

Derwent Water

After a humid climb, following the forest tracks, we emerged to find the sun had disappeared.

Derwent Valley

Looking across Derwent Valley towards Newlands Valley.

Bleaberry Fell

Bleaberry Fell and Walla Crag beyond Keswick.


We followed the forest track towards the summit of Dodd.

Dodd's summit

Once at the summit an extra layer of clothes was required due to an unexpected cold blast of wind.

Bassenthwaite Lake

Bassenthwaite Lake.


Barf and Lord's Seat from the summit.

Coledale Fells

The Coledale Fells from the summit.


A short burst of sunlight threatens to light up Walla Crag.

Clough Head

Clough Head caught in a short spell of sunlight.

Bassenthwaite Lake

Heading back down the track as the light continues to fade.


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