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SKIDDAW DODD - NORTHERN FELLS

SKIDDAW DODD - NORTHERN FELLS


Postby susanmyatt » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:01 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Dodd

Date walked: 14/10/2010

Time taken: 2.5

Distance: 7 km

Ascent: 431m

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Our final walk of the week and we parked at the Mirehouse Tea Rooms on the A591.

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Straight away there is a lovely little watery dell
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Dense tree cover
Then it is good paths that steeply climb to an area called Long Doors
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Upwards
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Views to the summit
The area of Long Doors is where the steep descent from Carl Side/White Stones meets the Dodd path and where the summit path veers off to the right, 20 yards up there is a seat with a cracking view across Derwent, Newlands etc
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View from the seat
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From here the summit is just visible
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To the summit
It was good walking from here as the path winds to the summit of Dodd, from here we had the views that we didn't have off Skiddaw.
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Dodd summit with many fells behind
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Summit at 502m
Within a few metres of the top there are many photo op's with great backdrops
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Bassenthwaite lake
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Barf.Lord's Seat and Whinlatter Forest
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Newlands Valley plus many more fells
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Zoom to Derwent Water, Castle Crag and Glaramara
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Looking to Latrigg
We had had the top to ourselves but now it was getting busy so we set off down with one last photo of the glistening Derwent Water from the "seat"
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Derwent
It was a steady walk down back to the car,and a coffee in the tea rooms, doesn't sound right :lol: We had ticked some tops off and I had the promise of a great saturday walk to come, happy walking, love Sue :D
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Re: SKIDDAW DODD - NORTHERN FELLS

Postby icemandan » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:31 pm

Presumably no ospreys this time of year. Good to note that you can see the view. It used to be completely forested over.
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Re: SKIDDAW DODD - NORTHERN FELLS

Postby fedupofuserids » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:18 pm

I thought the view from the top is nearly as good as that from Skiddaw, the biggest advantage is Dodd is usually clear of mist when Skiddaw is clagged out ! Its just a shame that forestry operations have left it looking so scruffy.
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Re: SKIDDAW DODD - NORTHERN FELLS

Postby mountain coward » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:50 am

The amount of times I've been up there and never knew it was called 'Long Doors'! Isn't it really expensive parking at Mirehouse? I usually park in one of the smaller laybys along the roadside further towards Orthwaite...
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Re: SKIDDAW DODD - NORTHERN FELLS

Postby susanmyatt » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:46 pm

Yes MC, a bit pricey but we'd had enough walking that week,it does look scruffy but the views are very good. As we looked up the Ullock ridge was still clagged in, so that was 3 days running :D
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