21st July 2005

Dodd Wood, Dodd and a Church by a Lake.


Walk Overview
Time 10.05 to 13.15
Duration 3 hr 10 min
Distance 6.3 mile
Ascent 1967 ft
Walking with On my own
Dodd Wood - Dodd - Mirehouse - St Bega's Church - Dodd Wood
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car Park, Dodd Wood, Bassenthwaite

With the country house at Mirehouse and Dodd Wood itself sharing the same car park, it's pot luck whether you'll get a space here during the summer months. The good news is that a little further along the A591 (driving away from Keswick) there a couple of places where you can generally manage to get parked. Of course you're then left with the need to follow the footpath back to the main car park, but needs must I suppose.

There is a charge at the main car park, but the alternatives along the road are free. There's also a good tea room at Dodd Wood.


Route Map

Looking across to the North Western Fells, from the path around the Bassenthwaite Lake side of Dodd.

Bassenthwaite Lake with Barf behind and the Lord's Seat fells under cloud.

Latrigg, Keswick and Derwent Water.

From just below Dodd summit looking back down to the forestry track I used on my ascent.

Dodd summit with Derwent Water behind.

Bassenthwaite Lake from near Dodd Summit.

St Bega Church Bassenthwaite.

And again.

Dodd and Mirehouse from the field between St Bega Church and Bassenthwaite Lake.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks