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Great Dodd



Grid Reference: NY 34193 20556
Height: 857 metres/2812 feet

"Great Dodd, well named, is the most extensive of the fells in the Helvellyn Range."
A.W Wainwright

Great Dodd, the large sprawling grassy fell towards the northern end of the Helvellyn ridge, the highest point of the series of gentle grassy summits that rise north from Sticks Pass. To the south of Great Dodd the ridge continues over Watson's Dodd and Stybarrow Dodd whilst to the north the ridge culminates in Clough Head.

To the west of Great Dodd the slopes drop steeply to St John's in the Vale, steep rocky slopes offer much of interest but to the east the slopes are more gentle and descend gently toward Dockray, much of this land is boggy underfoot.

 

  1. On Stybarrow Dodd

    The Dodds and Clough Head: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long walk but easy underfoot, glorious views of northern Lakeland, especially of Blencathra

    Distance: 18km / 11 miles
    Ascent: 920m / 3000ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. Looking back to Helvellyn from the ridge towards White Side

    The Helvellyn Ridge Walk: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long linear walk taking in all the summits along the main Helvellyn ridge north of Grasmere

    Distance: 20km / 12 miles
    Ascent: 1330m / 4390ft
    Duration: 8 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  3. Wastwater, a welcome sight at the end of day 3

    The Bob Graham 5 Day Challenge: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    The infamous 42 peak circuit of the Lakes, we cover the route over 5 days

    Distance: 115km / 72 miles
    Ascent: 8200m / 27000ft
    Duration: 5 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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