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Watson's Dodd
789m (2589ft)

The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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(No. 41)

Walk Watson's Dodd walking UK Mountains in The Eastern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Watson's Dodd Summit

Photo: David Hayter

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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Watson's Dodd Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Watson's Dodd

Claire Kirk walked up on October 17th, 2020 [from/via/route] Red Moss Car Park [with] Phil [weather] Very cloudy. Cold and windy to start

Clare Tait climbed on September 26th, 2020 [from/via/route] Parked at the base of sticks Pass and walked down to Thirlspot. The route we chose along the gill was a bad choice. Very boggy and then disappeared. Another better route exists further south. Still, made it up Whiteside. A fantastic walk along to Raise, Stybarrow Dodd and Watson's Dodd. Good walking despite strong winds. [with] Charlie [weather] Sunshine but a very cold wind blasting in our faces most of the way. Everyone in woolly hats today. - No 56 Wainwright!

Angela Moroney bagged on September 14th, 2017 [from/via/route] glen ridding [with] PHIL et al

Christine Shepherd hiked on October 1st, 2006 [from/via/route] Dockray using walk c146 Climbed again from the same place using walk c239 [with] On my own [weather] Bright Autumn sunshine - Climbed again in glorious sunshine, 31.07.20

Stephen Batson summited on September 14th, 2019 [from/via/route] High Row [with] Clare [weather] Sunny intervals

Jill Dean conquered on November 9th, 2019 [from/via/route] Dockray - with grez and dexter [with] Grez & dexter [weather] Fine but cold - Stayed at the royal at dockray

Andrew Johnson scaled on October 2nd, 2019 [from/via/route] Bramcrag quarry. Car left in Grasmere. Bus to Thirlmere dam road then bike to Bramcrag quarry, [weather] Sunny weather

Kevin Foster walked up on June 27th, 2019 [from/via/route] Stybarrow Dodd. [with] Henry. [weather] Sunny, very hot (Factor 50 sun screen essential). - Report to follow.

Craig Steeland climbed on May 16th, 2019 [from/via/route] From car park near Dockray [with] With Sue [weather] Sunny, warm and dry

Nick Dobson bagged on September 29th, 2018 [from/via/route] High Row, Dockray and over Great Dodd which we had previously completed with Clough Head on 19/ [with] Margaret, & Ralph [weather] overcast with occasional showers, but sunny spells as the afternoon came round. - continued on to Stybarrow Dodd & Hart Side

John Tippins hiked on April 18th, 2014 [from/via/route] Legburthwaite [with] Kevin O'Hare [weather] Very sunny, mild and still. - Did it again on 24.10.18 as part of c239 (go4awalk.com).

John Bryers has summited [from/via/route] Parked at Smaithwaite bridge walked ridge to top of High Rigg, down into St Johns church and across road up old coach road, through old quarry onto fell and up to top of Clough Head and along ridge to top of Great Dodd. Very, very windy and in cloud. Stopped in shelter, south of summit for a quick lunch and on to cairn that is Watsons Dodd. [with] With Mya my faithful 11 year old Patterdale Terrier. [weather] Started out OK, but soon wind and rain became the norm! Ended up wet through after completing the St Johns Vale skyline

Andrew Peate conquered on August 7th, 2018 [from/via/route] From High Row car park along Old Coach Road using walk c239 [weather] Cloudy and misty to summit. Clear, sunny, hot later.

Tracey Cowell scaled on July 22nd, 2018 [with] Andrew Foster/ Billy Foster

Claire Oliver has walked up [from/via/route] Start from parking area by the New Road/Dockray/Dowthwaite Head junction at the Matterdale End of the Old Coach Rd GR 380218 [with] Storm and I [weather] Bright sunny conditions

Christina Lander climbed on June 4th, 2018 [from/via/route] High Row, Dockray - White Pike - Clough Head - Calfhow Pike - Great Dodd - Watson's Dodd - Stybarrow Dodd - Green Side - Hart Side - Birkett Fell - Dowthwaitehead - High Row [with] Dick [weather] Dry day and very still with mist on the tops most of the day

Simon Myerscough bagged on January 22nd, 2006 [from/via/route] C239 [weather] Cold, 3 hours of dense cloud, long day! - disorientated at times!

Simon Boddy hiked on October 8th, 2017 [from/via/route] Red Moss [with] My girlfriend [weather] Sunny

Iain Jones summited on August 5th, 2017 [from/via/route] Kirkstone Pass (The Wainwright 60 - Day 3 (Helvellyn)) [with] Graeme High

Mark Davidson conquered on December 14th, 2003 [with] MK [weather] Bit crap - mist on the tops - mind you it was December

Chris Sheard scaled on May 2nd, 2014 [from/via/route] SW from GD [with] George [weather] Weather fine but later cool wind - Worth another go - great views

Leon Harvey walked up on October 28th, 2016 [with] Solo

Richard Annett climbed on October 22nd, 2016 [from/via/route] Dockray [with] Euan McConnell [weather] Misty and Damp

Paul Macey bagged on August 21st, 2016 [from/via/route] Clough Head to Raise

John Walter hiked on March 22nd, 2016 [with] With Tricia

Elaine Evans summited on June 23rd, 2016 [from/via/route] From Legburthwaite ascended to Sticks Pass and Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Hart Side, Green Side and back to Sticks Pass. [with] Sue [weather] Beautiful sunny, clear day with a gentle breeze - Circular walk from Sticks Pass. Fairly steep ascent and descent at start and end of walk.

Colin Egan conquered on April 21st, 2016 [from/via/route] Continuation from Great Dodd [with] My wife Faith [weather] Sunny and warm, light winds

David Watson scaled on March 22nd, 2016 [from/via/route] Walk: c239 with slight variation on approach to Clough Head as per Walk 30 - High Level and Fell Walks. [weather] Cloudy with mist on the higher tops but otherwise fine.

Jon Mapp walked up on March 5th, 2016 [from/via/route] C239 [with] Suzzanné, Caroline and Robin [weather] Cold, Windy, Snow, Whiteout - At times on the walk we had total whiteout - scary - SatMap GPS got us round

Mike Jackson climbed on March 19th, 2016 [from/via/route] Dockray.. [with] Stevie Mac. [weather] Chilly but nice...

Philip Layton bagged on July 14th, 2006 [with] Karen, Karen & Steve

David Fearn hiked on August 20th, 2015 [from/via/route] From Dockray (Red Moss car park) walk c239 [with] Alone [weather] Cloudy but mist cleared at times to reveal good views - From Red Moss, via Clough Head, then bagged Watsons Dodd, then on to Great Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd and finally Hart Side

Steve Frank summited on July 18th, 2015 [from/via/route] Troutbeck

Derek Parkin conquered on July 26th, 2015 [from/via/route] Great Dodd [with] Lynn Parkin [weather] Rain

Joanne Mcgawley scaled on June 20th, 2015 [with] Rich [weather] Absolutely Soaking - 8 miles

Claire Lloyd walked up on April 16th, 2015 [from/via/route] From Stybarrow Dodd [with] Solo

Daniel Collins climbed on May 30th, 2015 [from/via/route] Dockray

Wayne Baxter bagged on April 5th, 2015 [from/via/route] Dockray, Clough Head, Watson Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Great Dodd, Dockray [with] Sue, Wendy & Trevor [weather] Very sunny and hot. A great day

David Noble hiked on October 18th, 2014 [from/via/route] Dockray [with] Jack [weather] Heavy rain and wind 60 mph gusts

John Almond summited on May 5th, 2014 [from/via/route] go4awalk c239 The Deepdale Round - from Red Moss, via Clough Head, Calfhow Pike and Great Dodd [weather] dry, some low cloud, windy

Keith Eastman conquered on June 18th, 2014 [from/via/route] c239

Clive Ward scaled on July 11th, 2014 [from/via/route] Car park west of Dockray. See Great Dodd for route. [with] On my own [weather] Perfect. See Great Dodd

Harry Meijer walked up on August 18th, 2014 [from/via/route] The Helvellyn Ridge Walk [with] The Lake District Walker

Kevin Parnham climbed on May 18th, 2014 [from/via/route] Great Dodd [with] Jo [weather] Warm and sunny but windy

Gill Watson bagged on May 6th, 2013 [with] Gill

Anthony Scott hiked on September 28th, 2013 [from/via/route] Red Moss car park [with] Anthony and Cookie [weather] Blue sky and warm

Dave Eyes summited on July 10th, 2011 [from/via/route] from Stybarrow Dodd [with] Southport Fellwalkers - Gerrys Walk [weather] cloudy - good views

Darren Mortimer conquered on August 25th, 2013 [from/via/route] Legburthwaite [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Warm and sunny

Charlie Housley scaled on July 27th, 2013 [from/via/route] From Great Dodd via the ridge route. [with] Solo. [weather] Perfect walking weather; warm, light cloud and a cooling breeze.

Phillip Bulley walked up on July 8th, 2013 [from/via/route] Sticks Pass, stybarrow dodd [with] Judith and Toby the dog [weather] Sunny and hot!

Michael Smith climbed on July 9th, 2013 [from/via/route] Dock ray [with] WKMW [weather] Hot

Christine Knowles bagged on April 30th, 2013 [from/via/route] Great Dodd [with] Graham [weather] Nice day

Dale Verrall hiked on May 5th, 2010 [from/via/route] Dock ray [weather] Nice day but windy

Iain Taylor summited on December 29th, 2010 [from/via/route] High Row (NY 38014 21885)

Paul Carmichael conquered on October 20th, 2012 [from/via/route] c239 The Deepdale Round [with] Richard Oldham [weather] typical Lakes weather

Mr Davison scaled during March, 2012 [from/via/route] minor road to troutbeck walk c146 the Dodds from Dockray [with] jenny davison

Tony Aspden walked up on July 4th, 2008 [from/via/route] Sticks Pass to Patterdale [with] Andy [weather] Rain clearing - Patterdale to Threlkeld 02/06/2009

Stuart Crane climbed on April 27th, 2007 [from/via/route] c124 Helvellyn Ridge from Thirlmere

Jane Wilkinson, Matthew Thomas, Jenny Godfrey, Mr M A Blanchard, Louise Sandwith, Jo Dixon, Jonathan Tobin, Teresa Lowery, David Butterfield, Alan Fowler, David Shaw, David Laws, Elaine Grayson, Steven Woodroffe, Patricia Dilley, Simon Duerden, Louis Smith, Paul Booth, Rod Cove, Linda Mckeogh, Trevor Williams, Tracey Cordes, John Cuthbert, Raymond Barnett, Stephen Millington, Jeanette Coward, Ray O'Hara, Chris Bramley, Libby Burns and Rebecca Hardy have all walked, climbed & bagged Watson's Dodd.

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Watson's Dodd

*The Helvellyn summit ridge, Whiteside, Thirlmere and Watson's Dodd from Raise (Helvellyn) summit

*The Helvellyn summit ridge, Whiteside, Thirlmere and Watson's Dodd from Raise (Helvellyn) summit

Photo: Andy Malcolm (27)

Clough Head, Fisher's Wife's Rake, Calfhow Pike, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn) and Helvellyn from the summit of High Rigg

Clough Head, Fisher's Wife's Rake, Calfhow Pike, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn) and Helvellyn from the summit of High Rigg

Photo: Peter Crumpler (2)

Thirlmere from Watson's Dodd

Thirlmere from Watson's Dodd

Photo: David Hayter (245)

High Rigg from Watson's Dodd

High Rigg from Watson's Dodd

Photo: David Hayter (244)

Blencathra or Saddleback (left), Clough Head, Fisher's Wife's Rake, Calfhow Pike, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn) and Helvellyn in the centre with a glimpse of Thirlmere (right) from the summit of High Rigg

Blencathra or Saddleback (left), Clough Head, Fisher's Wife's Rake, Calfhow Pike, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn) and Helvellyn in the centre with a glimpse of Thirlmere (right) from the summit of High Rigg

Photo: Peter Crumpler (1)

Castle Rock on St John's Common on the lower slopes of Watson's Dodd

Castle Rock on St John's Common on the lower slopes of Watson's Dodd

Photo: Jon Nuttalls (25)

Watson's Dodd, Great Dodd and Clough Head and Dockray from Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

Watson's Dodd, Great Dodd and Clough Head and Dockray from Gowbarrow Fell (Airy Crag)

Photo: Stephen Collins (40)

The Helevllyn Ridge featuring: Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn), White Side, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Dollywaggon Pike, St Sunday Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg and Heron Pike with Steel Fell (mid distance) and Calf Crag, Gibson Knott and Helm Crag  (foreground) from Brownrigg Moss

The Helevllyn Ridge featuring: Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn), White Side, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Dollywaggon Pike, St Sunday Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg and Heron Pike with Steel Fell (mid distance) and Calf Crag, Gibson Knott and Helm Crag (foreground) from Brownrigg Moss

Photo: Alan Wainwright (211)

Skiddaw from Watson's Dodd

Skiddaw from Watson's Dodd

Photo: David Hayter (243)

Clough Head, Calfhow Pike, Great Dodd and Watson's Dodd from Castlerigg in the snow

Clough Head, Calfhow Pike, Great Dodd and Watson's Dodd from Castlerigg in the snow

Photo: Karen Clutton (1)


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