The Dodds

Start Point: Dockray (NY 393 215)

Dockray – High Row – RandersideGreat DoddWatson’s DoddStybarrow DoddWhite Stones on Green SideHart SideBirkett FellBrown HillsSwineside Knott – Watermillock Common – Common Fell – Dockray

Distance:     10.3 miles     Total Ascent: 732 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours    Start Time: 10:00

Weather: Warm and hazy. 19°C

It’s not so long ago that I did this walk (back in January) but I wanted to have another walk around to check notes as this will be a featured walk soon in Trail magazine. It was really quite warm today, shorts and t-shirt all the way.
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The Dodds Route Map

The Dodds

Start Point: Dockray (NY 393 215)

Dockray – High Row – RandersideGreat DoddWatson’s Dodd  – Stybarrow DoddWhite Stones on Green SideHart SideBirkett FellBrown HillsSwineside Knott – Watermillock Common – Common FellRound HowBracken How – Dockray

Distance: 10.7 miles      Total Ascent: 775 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours 40 minutes     Start Time: 09:45

Weather: Windy with sunny spells, very cold on the tops, 4°C

Today was supposedly the calm before the storm, but I don’t think the weather necessarily knew that as once on the tops, the wind was howling and I ended up with more layers on than an onion. A very enjoyable round this was and it has been a year or two since I have been that way so it was good to get up there again. There wasn’t a single soul to be seen today apart from the lady farmer at High Row who took a shine to Fletcher – I think she had designs on him becoming a working dog up there – it was a good job he did’t gear otherwise I think he would have put his application form in!

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Stybarrow Dodd

Height: 843 metres / 2766 feet Grid reference: NY 34295 18923 Category: The Eastern Fells

Into the freezing mist on the summit of Stybarrow Dodd

Into the freezing mist on the summit of Stybarrow Dodd

On the summit of Stybarrow Dodd

On the summit of Stybarrow Dodd

White Stones and Stybarrow Dodd from Sheffield Pike

White Stones and Stybarrow Dodd from Sheffield Pike

Stybarrow Dodd from Raise over Sticks Pass

Stybarrow Dodd from Raise over Sticks Pass

Raise

Start point: Glenridding (NY 382 169)

Glenridding – Glenridding Dodd Heron Pike (Glenridding) Sheffield Pike – Nick Head – Glencoyne Head – Hart Side White Stones on Green Side Stybarrow DoddSticks Pass – Raise White Side – East Ridge – Keppel Cove – Greenside Road – Glenridding

Distance: 9.6 miles     Total Ascent: 1082 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours 30 minutes     Start Time: 07:15

Weather: Long sunny spells. 14°C

The fells to the east seemed to enjoy the best of the weather today and it was lovely and sunny for most of today’s walk to some of the eastern fells I haven’t visited for a while. It was like a summers day walking back along Glenridding, never mind spring and I think I caught the sun today as well. Time to ditch the micro spikes and get out the sun cream and shorts I reckon!

The Dodds

Start point: Stanah (NY 318 189)

Stanah – Sticks Pass – Stybarrow Dodd Watson’s Dodd Great Dodd Calfhow Pike – Fornside – Stanah

Distance: 6.8 miles     Total Ascent: 795 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours

Weather: Mainly in mist, cold wind. 3°C

I think me and Casper were both chomping at the bit to get back on the fells today even though the weather seemed a bit murky. The climb to Sticks Pass gave a fleeting hope of a temperature inversion but the wind higher up ended that notion and the higher tops were walked coldly in the freezing fog.

Raise

Start point: Glenridding car park (NY 385 169)

Glenridding – Glenridding DoddHeron Pike (Glenridding)Sheffield Pike – Nick Head – White Stones on Green Side Stybarrow DoddSticks Pass – RaiseWhite Side – Greenside Road – Glenridding

Distance: 8.8 miles     Total Ascent: 1037 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 35 minutes

Weather: Clear above clouds, very cold wind. 4oC.

I wasn’t expecting much from today’s walk as it was dull in Glenridding and the high fells looked to be under cloud for the day. I knew it would be cold though as there was a fair old wind whistling around Glenridding village. It was cold enough on Fairfield on Tuesday but this was a lot colder – almost like winter!

The Dodds

Start point: Dockray, adjacent to the bridge. (NY 393 215)

Dockray – Bracken How (492) Round How (493) Common Fell – Watermillock Common –Swineside Knott Brown Hills Birkett Fell Hart Side White Stones on Green Side Stybarrow Dodd Watson’s Dodd Great Dodd Little Dodd (St John’s Common) (494) Calfhow Pike (495) Clough Head (496) Dockray

Distance: 13.4 miles     Total Ascent: 1156 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours 45 minutes

Weather: Overcast, rain later. 14oC.

Another grey day today with just the odd glimmer of sunshine and heavy rain at the end. This is quite a long circuit but relatively easy going across boggy grass. I visited a couple of small tops at the beginning of the walk that I had never been to before which offered great views over Ullswater with little effort. It was very quiet up there though, and we never saw a single soul all day.

The Dodds

Start point: New Road, Dockray (NY 380 218)

New Road, Dockray – Low How (88) – High Brow (89) – Randerside (90) – Great Dodd (91) – Watson’s Dodd (92) – Stybarrow Dodd (93) – White Stones on Green Side (94) – Hart Side (95) – Birkett Fell (96) – Brown Hills (97) – Swineside Knott (98) – Common Fell (99) – New Road, Dockray

Weather: Rain and mist. Strong winds on The Dodds

Today’s walk was The Dodds from the end of the Old Coach Road joining Dockray and St. John’s in The Vale. The day started off dull and grew much worse as height was gained.

Entrance to Matterdale Common is through a gate and onto the coach road, then it’s an immediate left to ascend the grassy shoulder to Low How.

Raise

Glenridding – Glenridding Dodd (107) – Heron Pike (Glenridding)Sheffield Pike (108) – Glencoyne Head – Hart Side (109) – Stybarrow Dodd (110) – Sticks Pass – Raise (111) – White Side (112) – Greenside Road – Glenridding