Glenridding Dodd Walk

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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3-4.5h
Distance
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9.3 km
Elevation
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555 m
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Glenridding Dodd Walk

The Glenridding Dodd Walk is a steep route that will lead you up to the summit of Glenridding Dodd and Sheffield Pike for beautiful views overlooking the blue expanse of Ullswater. While on the trail, you will make your way up the steep hillside, traversing each of these peaks and enjoying breathtaking views before descending the mountain along some boggy terrain. This is a great walk for casual and seasoned walkers alike.

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Route Description for Glenridding Dodd Walk

Although the terrain can be a bit rough and boggy in certain areas, the Glenridding Dodd Walk is a popular trail because of the breathtaking views overlooking Ullswater to the northeast. While out on the trail, you will climb up the steep, lightly-wooded hillside until you arrive at the summit of Glenridding Dodd, where you will enjoy a great sightline across the blue waters of the lake. Continuing on to the west, the trail will dip briefly, before climbing up to the higher elevation point atop the summit of Sheffield Pike. Here, you will have an even better vantage point overlooking the lake and nearby fells. After taking in the views, continue west to begin your descent, eventually turning to the southeast alongside Swart Beck. After zig-zagging your way down the hillside, follow the trail east to return to the starting point of the walk in Glenridding.

Getting to the Glenridding Dodd Walk Trailhead

To reach the trailhead for the Glenridding Dodd Walk from Pooley Bridge, head southwest on B5320 for 0.8 km and keep left onto A592. Follow this for 11.3 km to find the trailhead on the right.

Route Information

  • When to do

    March-November

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Circuit

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