Rest Dodd

Rest Dodd Summit Cairn
Rest Dodd Summit Cairn

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A Few Facts About Rest Dodd

Location -
Rest Dodd is a fell in the Far Eastern Fells of the Lake District. It stands at a height of 696 metres (2,283 feet). Rest Dodd is a fell that is often by-passed by walkers as they travel the busy footpath between Ullswater and Haweswater either to climb the more significant fell of High Street or strive to complete Alfred Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk. Indeed Wainwright describes Rest Dodd as “A fell of little interest although the east flank falls spectacularly in fans of colourful scree”. The fell is usually climbed in conjunction with other nearby "Wainwright" fells such as The Nab, Brock Crags and Angletarn Pikes.

Ascents -
The ascent of Rest Dodd is usually started from the valley of Patterdale where there are two possible starting points. The village of Hartsop gives the most advantageous start being just two miles from the fell summit but it is a tough climb from Hayeswater Gill to join the main path from Patterdale village to Haweswater. The other route is longer (3.5 miles) and starts in Patterdale village and utilises the main path over Boardale hause and past Angle Tarn before following an old stone wall which leads unerringly to Rest Dodd’s summit.

Summit -
The summit of the fell has a substantial cairn due to the proximity of quite a few old stone walls and gives a good full length view of the Helvellyn range to the west as well as a spectacular view of the Ramps Gill valley to the north.
Hill / Mountain Class(s)
Birkett, Bridge, Buxton & Lewis, English Nuttall, Far Eastern Fell, Fellranger, Hewitt, HuMP, Nuttall, Sim, Synge, Tump, Wainwright

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