Saturday, 1 July 2000

Glenridding Dodd

Glenridding Dodd at the foot of Sheffield Pike
Height: 442m (1,450ft)
Prominence: 45m (148ft)
Region: Eastern Fells
Classifications: Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 1
Related trip reports:
Clough Head & The Dodds - 04/10/2014
Glenridding Dodd's rocky top
What Wainwright said:

"Fashions change. When people climbed hills for the sake of the views, the heathery summit of Glenridding Dodd must have been more frequented than it is today, for once-popular paths are now overgrown and neglected. It occupies a grand position overlooking Ullswater".

Glenridding Dodd stands at the end of a ridge descending from Stybarrow Dodd with a col separating it from the south-east ridge of Sheffield Pike. Its name simply translates to "the rounded hill above Glenridding".

It is a small fell measuring only 1 km in length and less than that in width, and its highest point rises to only 442m. Yet it is a fine viewpoint over Ullswater, nearly 300m below.

The top of Glenridding Dodd is a short ridge, with patches of heather, rocky knolls and marshy hollows. The highest point, at the western end, is marked by a small cairn, but better views of Glenridding and almost the whole of Ullswater may be had from the eastern end of the ridge where the ground falls steeply away.

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