Northern Lake District

Route: Dodd

Area: Northern Lake District

Date of walk: 7th November 2013

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 4.6 miles

Ascent: 1,200 feet

Dodd forms part of Skiddaw and is owned by the Forestry Commission, which does a good job of maintaining the paths and tracks, and providing helpful waymarking

The fell is well known for having good vantage points to view nesting Ospreys

I parked at The Old Sawmill Tea Rooms Mirehouse and joined a forest track leading gently uphill through the woods. Eventually the trees gave way to open fellside and there were views over Keswick and Derwent Water. Sadly it was raining and the views were not particularly clear

I descended along another easy track through Dodd Wood, admiring the wonderful autumn colours as I did so. A good walk for a rainy day and a superlative one in better conditions

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