Saturday, 1 July 2000

Rest Dodd

Rest Dodd and The Nab
Height: 696m (2,283ft)
Prominence: 111m (364ft)
Region: Far Eastern Fells
Classifications: Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwrigt, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 2
Related trip reports:
A Tour of Hayeswater - 11/04/2014
The East Martindale Fells - 05/04/2014
The summit cairn looking towards Rampsgill Head
What Wainwright said:

"The steep-sided ridge that divides Martindale into the secluded upper valleys of Bannerdale and Ramps Gill rises first to the shapely conical summit of The Nab and then more gradually to the rounded dome of Rest Dodd, which dominates both branches".

Often by-passed by walkers as they travel the busy footpath between Ullswater and Haweswater, Rest Dodd was even described by Wainwright as “a fell of little interest".

Rest Dodd stands on the long ridge forming the boundary of the Martindale catchment, an extensive valley system emptying north into Ullswater. Southeast of Rest Dodd is The Knott and in the opposite direction is Brock Crags. Its profile presents little more than a grassy dome, though this is more impressive when seen from Rampsgill Head.

The summit of the fell gives a good full-length view of the Helvellyn range to the west as well as an extensive view of the Ramps Gill valley to the north.

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