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Stybarrow Dodd

Stybarrow Dodd



Grid Reference: NY 40764 21817
Height: 843 metres/2766 feet

"Stybarrow Dodd is the first of the group of fells north of the Sticks Pass and it sets the pattern for them all: sweeping grassy slopes, easy walking for the traveller who likes to count his miles."
A.W Wainwright

To the north of Sticks Pass the main Helvellyn ridge changes in appearance drastically, gone are the rocky outcrops and in their place are gentle grassy slopes, easy walking with stunning views throughout.

The only rock of any not on Stybarrow Dodd is on it's lower slopes, to the east small amounts of rock has been excavated in the mine workings above the Greenside Mines, but to the west there is some good rock 'in situ' as the fell descends towards Stannah and St John's In The Vale the streams turn into waterfalls and there are several rocky outcrops.

 

  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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