Search Site

The Nab

The Nab

Grid Reference: NY 43423 15194
Height: 576 metres/1890 feet

"The Nab is, in character, akin too the three Dodds around Kirkstonefoot. Very steep sided, soaring in symmmmetrical lines to a slender cone."

The Nab is the northern shoulder of Rest Dodd that descends towards Martindale, bisecting the valleys of Bannerdale and Rampsgill. After sa slight depression the ridge rises to a grassy summit, The Nab, before plunging down to the valley at Dale Head.

For many years the grassy land here has been protected, The Martindale Deer Forest, once for the means of stalking, but now to protect the deer. Deer can still be seen here regularly grazing the quiet slopes.


  1. The summit of Steel Knotts with Ullswater beyond

    The Martindale Skyline


    Distance: 22km / 14 miles
    Ascent: 1300m / 4300ft
    Duration: 8 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A long day but easy walking, wonderful views over Martindale and Ullswater

    Learn More