Dodd from Millbeck

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Dodd is a small peak standing at 502m above sea level on the edge of the Skiddaw Fells. Parking is limited at the start of the walk so an early start is recommended, although Dodd is not frequently climbed from Millbeck. The route has almost no road-walking except for about 100m at the very end and starts by ascending the open fellside towards Lyzzick Wood. The next few kilometres follows forest tracks through the evergreen woodlands of Thornthwaite Forest, which means a gentle gradient and additional height gained at a steady rate. As you approach the summit of Dodd the views really open up to the north-west round to the south-east. A 50m walk to the west from the summit gives you a bird's-eye view of Bassenthwaite Lake. Keep a keen eye on the sky as you walk around this area, as you might be lucky enough to see one of the ospreys that nest in the trees near Bassenthwaite Lake.

The next section descends the same route used in the ascent back to the col linking Dodd with Carl Side. The path ascends to the east to White Stones (a rocky quartz outcrop) to offer spectacular views south to Derwent Water and also across to the North Western Fells. A steep descent south brings you out on the road by Millbeck just a moment from the parking area.

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


Birds, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Mountains, Wildlife, Woodland

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