The Dodds

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.

The Dodds

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.

Raise

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!

Raise

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

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

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.