Wednesday 17th August 2022

A few miles north of Keswick is Dodd Wood, an area of woodland managed by the Forestry Commission. Their various green arrowed trails (summit trail) will guide you to the top of the 500m fell 'Dodd'

There's nothing difficult about climbing Dodd, it's connected to the Skiddaw massif, but is more or less a stand-alone small fell. I have previously added it into a full days walk, usually when doing the Ullock Pike ridge, but today I decided to walk it on its own. Although it's small, it still takes quite a bit of effort to get to the top as it's almost continuous ascent. I have categorised this as an 'easy' walk, although as I say, you will know you have been on a climb.

However, when reaching the summit, your efforts are rewarded with fantastic 360 degree views all around the northern lakes.

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Distance: 4.6 miles
Duration: 2:00 hours
Ascent: 1394 ft
Difficulty: Moderate/Easy
Accompanied By: On my Own
Weather: Warm & Sunny

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3D outline of route