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Glenridding Dodd 29th December 2019

Updated: Dec 31, 2019

So having got one Wainwright under our belts yesterday Theo and I were off to get at least one more in the form of Glenridding Dodd. Knowing it was only a few metres higher than Arnison Crag from yesterday gave us comfort that we were in for a relatively easy ascent.

Through the car park in Glenridding we joined the road past the Traveller's Rest pub and then turned up to the two rows of houses. Just at that junction Theo realised he had lost his Fruitellas and, despite some searching we decided he'd just have to try and do the walk without them.

So just before the second set of houses you do a quick zig zag and aim for the telephone post just behind the houses in the picture above.

You follow this path and gain height quite quickly as the pass towards a gap between Glenridding Dodd and Heron Pike (see above). The path is a little steep in places and there was some lose stones and earth for us.

But as you can see, above, it is a good solid path to follow. This eventually comes out to a great wall and we sheltered behind this for a few moments as the wind was quite strong.

The final approach to the summit takes you around this wall (forward and left on the photo above) again on a good path which skirts around one knoll

and then you get the first glimpse of the top of the fell. This always gives you a little thrill as you know you've made it to your destination!

Obligatory photos at the top ensue!

Both slightly out of focus but the reason was the wind was shaking the camera at this point.

The top of Glenridding Dodd does though give you great views along the length of Ullswater.

We then decided that we would descend back to the wall mentioned earlier and climb the other side and head towards Sheffield Pike!

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