Ashness Bridge - Dodd - High Seat - Ashness Bridge

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Ashness Bridge - Dodd - High Seat - Bleaberry Fell - Ashness Bridge

Although fairly short, this walk has a fair amount of ascent and on a sunny day it offers some of the best views from the central fells. To begin with there is the famous spot, Ashness Bridge. This bridge has been photographed thousands of times and can be seen on many postcards all over Lakeland.

The ascent to the plateau just below High Seat is rather steep but not very rocky and is mostly simple walking on a good path. The view from Dodd (a small rocky outcrop) is splendid, but nothing compared to the view later on Bleaberry Fell. The only downside to the walk is how wet it can be on the fell top. The path to High Seat and then on to Bleaberry Fell can be soaking wet even during a drought! Leg gaiters are recommended here, or at least waterproof boots!

Although High Seat is the highest point on the walk, Bleaberry Fell has a superb panorama of Derwent Water, Bassenthwaite Lake, Skiddaw and Blencathra – a view for a sunny day! The return is along a diagonal path high above the road to Watendlath. The view to Derwent Water and Cat Bells is excellent all the way back to Ashness Bridge.

England - North England - Cumbria - Lake District - North West

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Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Mountains, National Trust, Waterfall, Wildlife

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