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Watsons Dodd



Grid Reference: NY 33568 19560
Height: 789 metres/2589 feet

"Whoever Mr Watson may have been, it is a very odd Dodd that has been selected to perpetuate his name."
A.W Wainwright

The three 'Dodds' to the north of Sticks Pass form a grassy undulating ridge with easy walking , Watson's Dodd is the middle of these three peaks and the best viewpoint over the mountain scenery to the west, much of the Lake District can be seen from the summit.

The lower slopes offer much of interest, the grassy slopes eventually give way too steep rocky faces towards St John's In The Vale with waterfalls cascading down to the valley floor. Foremost of these rocky faces is The Castle Rock Of Triermain, or Castle Rock, a prominent view from the main road between Thirlmere and Keswick and well known in rock climbing circles for it's many classic routes.

 

  1. On Stybarrow Dodd

    The Dodds and Clough Head: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 18km / 11 miles
    Ascent: 920m / 3000ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

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

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  2. Looking back to Helvellyn from the ridge towards White Side

    The Helvellyn Ridge Walk: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 20km / 12 miles
    Ascent: 1330m / 4390ft
    Duration: 8 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

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

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

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

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