22nd April 2006

The Ullock Pike ridge, Dodd, Mirehouse and St Bega’s Church


Walk Overview
Time 09.00 to 13.00
Duration 4 hr
Distance 7.3 mile
Ascent 2993 ft
Walking with On my own
A591 - Ullock Pike - Long Side - Carl Side - White Stones - Dodd - Mirehouse - St Bega's Church - A591
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside spaces, Ravenstone Hotel, Bassenthwaite

There are a few different parking areas along the road between the main car park at Dodd Wood and the Ravenstone Hotel so I have grouped them all together into one.

An obvious circular walk in this area is an ascent of Carl Side via the Ullock Pike ridge and then descending back to the valley by way of Dodd. Should this be your choice of walk then the starting point along this section of road is irrelevant.


Route Map

Walking along the path above the Ravenstone Hotel.

Looking back down the ridge through the haze to Bassenthwaite village, from below Ullock Pike.

Ullock Pike taken from Long Side.

And from the same spot, facing the opposite direction towards Carl Side.

Looking to the place marked on the map as Long Doors from the short path between White Stones and the forestry tracks on Dodd.

And looking back to the same area from the path up to Dodd summit.

Dodd summit.

The top section of my route off Dodd.


The way down to the main Dodd Wood car park and The Old Sawmill Tearooms.

Part of the public footpath that passes through Mirehouse grounds. You actually need to purchase a ticket to walk around the main gardens and the house, but you can still get to St Bega's Church from here by following the footpath from the main road. (turn left at the end of this road)


St Bega's Church found a minute or so walk from Bassenthwaite Lake.

And again.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks