18th November 2007

A dull afternoon on Dodd


Walk Overview
Time 12.50 to 15.00
Duration 2 hr 10 min
Distance 4.9 mile
Ascent 1595 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Dodd Wood - Dodd - 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

The old sawmill tearooms in Dodd Wood.

Just across from the tea rooms where this bridge crosses Skill Beck you can choose to follow one of the woodland trails. We didn't follow a specific trail today, but the green one will eventually take you to Dodd summit.

Heading through the woods above the tea rooms.

Almost out of the woods now and traversing the side of Dodd.

Looking down to one of the lower tracks found on this side of the fell.

The southern end of Bassenthwaite Lake. Barf and Whinlatter forest are both well under cloud this afternoon.

Derwent Water, Keswick, Portinscale and a while host of fells, all of which are under cloud.

Jennifer standing on Dodd summit, unfortunately without a view.


The north western fells seen beyond the Vale of Keswick.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks