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Dodd (Buttermere)
641m (2104ft)

The Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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198th highest in England,
346th in England & Wales

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You can walk to the top of Dodd (Buttermere) by using any of these 3 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk c207 The High Stile Ridge from Buttermere

Unsurpassed views of Buttermere

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:3,338ft (1,017m)
Time:6.25hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk c324 Starling Dodd and Great Borne from Buttermere

Fantastic views on less visited fells

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 9.75ml (15.5km)
Ascent:3,157ft (962m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c397 The Buttermere Fells from Buttermere

Very long high level route with superb views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 16ml (25.5km)
Ascent:6,285ft (1,915m)
Time:12.25hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 9 Icon (Very Hard)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Dodd (Buttermere) Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Dodd (Buttermere)

Christine Shepherd walked up Dodd (Buttermere) on August 14th, 2010 [from/via/route] Buttermere using walk c324 Climbed again with a group from Mountain Madness on 28.08.2022 following route c324. [with] On my own [weather] Bright & sunny but misty as i headed from here to Red Pike

Paul Macey climbed Dodd (Buttermere) on June 7th, 2022 [from/via/route] C207 [with] Luke [weather] Sunny Intervals

John King bagged Dodd (Buttermere) on August 9th, 2009 [with] Paul [weather] Sunny - Date unknown

Kevin Foster hiked Dodd (Buttermere) on April 26th, 2021 [from/via/route] Red Pike (Buttermere). [with] By myself. [weather] Sunny with a few clouds. - An unpleasant steep descent on very slippy scree initially before reaching the col with Dodd. The top is then easily reached after a very short climb. The descent to Buttermere from here is paved but very uneven & seems to take forever. However, the lakeside path back to the starting point at Gatescarth is sublime & a beautiful way to end this classic walk.

Darren Mortimer summited Dodd (Buttermere) on May 5th, 2018 [from/via/route] Buttermere [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Sunny warm & overcast at times - Nice viewing point from the cairn lower down.

Mark Davidson conquered Dodd (Buttermere) on June 7th, 2003 [with] Mike [weather] Hazy & a bit dull - but got some good views

Iain Taylor scaled Dodd (Buttermere) on May 1st, 2011 [from/via/route] Buttermere (NY 17756 17088)

Ray O'hara walked up Dodd (Buttermere) on September 14th, 2011 [from/via/route] Buttermere, High Stile Ridge, Haystacks & Fleetwith Pike [weather] In cloud along the High Stile ridge, but dry & with fabulous views when below the cloud base. - Nice views over Buttermere & Crummock Water

Mark Smith, Louise Sandwith, Louis Smith and Linda Walker have all walked, climbed & bagged Dodd (Buttermere).

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Dodd (Buttermere)

High Stile, Red Pike (Buttermere) and Dodd (Buttermere) from across Buttermere

High Stile, Red Pike (Buttermere) and Dodd (Buttermere) from across Buttermere

Photo: Andy Malcolm (157)

Red Pike (Buttermere) (left) and Dodd (Buttermere) right from Old Burtness below Bleaberry Tarn

Red Pike (Buttermere) (left) and Dodd (Buttermere) right from Old Burtness below Bleaberry Tarn

Photo: Clare Howard (11)

High Snockrigg, Robinson, Hindscarth and Dale Head (Newlands) above Dodd (Buttermere) and Buttermere Lake from Red Pike (Buttermere)

High Snockrigg, Robinson, Hindscarth and Dale Head (Newlands) above Dodd (Buttermere) and Buttermere Lake from Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Tony Higgs (34)

Red Pike (Buttermere) from Dodd (Buttermere)

Red Pike (Buttermere) from Dodd (Buttermere)

Photo: Rob Pullan (21)


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