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Name:Watson's Dodd
Hill number:2534
Height:789m / 2589ft
Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Classification:W,B,Sy,Fel
Drop:11m
Col:778m  NY 3382 1969  
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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
2430408/07/2018NY 33570 19561  F: CairnCraig67
Summit
DM
2975715/10/2019NY 33567 19561  F: cairnP&EH
Summit
GJ
-1146312/07/2010NY 33568 19562  F: cairn
S: obvious summit
DF
Summit
-1146422/09/2007NY 33568 19561  F: cairn
S: obvious summit
DW
Summit
-1146503/08/2008NY 33566 19566  F: cairn
S: obvious summit
George Gradwell
Summit
-1146608/12/2009NY 33568 19563  F: cairn
S: obvious summit
jimbloomer
Summit
-1146721/04/2010NY 33569 19559  F: cairn
S: obvious summit
David Purchase
Summit
-1146814/03/2010NY 33567 19566  F: cairn
S: obvious summit
DeW
Summit
-1146901/03/2014NY 33568 19559  F: cairn
S: obvious summit
K&AD
Summit



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Great way to spend your birthday. A fantastic day running Leg 2 of the Bob Graham with Brett and Mark. Cloudy throughout the day, with soft snow and some ice on the tops, visibility very poor, but not bad enough to need to take bearings. One missed top (Watson’s Dodd) so had to recip. Very tough section, out and back to Fairfield, wanted to give up! Jonesy ran out of water but decided not to mention this to us. 5hrs 41minutes for the leg, with a distance of 15.5 miles so not in the right ball park to take on the full challenge...yet. Cough head, great Dodd, Watson’s Dodd, stybarrow Dodd, raise, white side, helvellyn LM, Helvellyn, nethermost pike, dollywaggon pike, Fairfield, and seat sandal.Jim Baz17/11/2019
Final summit of the day, going from Swirls car park over White Side, Raise and Stybarrow Dodd. Descended west with no path, then towards Castle Rock, picking up the path near Legburthwaite that crossed Stanah Gill and continued above the wall back to the carpark.LizH15/10/2019
with Ruth, all 5 11 milesDunlawyering18/09/2019
Marsden Racers Billy Bland challenge. Night leg.tsar.nathan07/09/2019
A very wet and very windy fell run in the clouds. Having parked just outside Dockray near Green How, took the path along the Aura Beck Valley to Dowthwaitehead. Then took a long steep climb upto Birkett Fell and Hart Side. properly in the weather now, no time for stopping, continued along the ridge to Green Side, and up onto Stybarrow Dodd, Watson's Dodd and Great Dodd. Although originally planned to continue over to Clough Head, due to the weather, decided to call it a day, and drop down over Randerside and Brute Moss. Under the clouds was a fairly pleasant and still day. Having joined the Old Coach Road I met a mass a sheep being heard into a next field just outside Lucy's Wood. Having skirted round the edge of these sheep. Then a short way down the road back to the car, wet and very muddy, I drove over to Ulswater for a wash. 2hrs: 14.5km; 611mByronHaywood04/09/2019
Did 10 summits (5 Wainwrights) starting from High Row, near Dockray, on Matterdale Common. Went along the Old Coach Road, up Mosedale Beck, over Clough Head, Calfhow Pike, Little Dodd, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, White Stones - Green Side, Hart Side, Birkett Fell and Brown Hills, descending to Dowthwaitehead and along the Aira Valley. Took 7 hours, all in strong westerly wind - the middle part included some horizontal rain showers bookended by some beautiful sunshine.mavero1017/08/2019
Billy Bland recce with Marsden Racerstsar.nathan02/08/2019
With Sue from Dockray, a round of all hills in and around Hart Side and Great Dodd. A very warm day with good views.Frank23/07/2019
Ready to call it a day!Sockpan23/07/2019
BGR.neilblair35313/07/2019
From Great Dodddombenson03/07/2019
part of the Helvellyn spine form Seat Sandal to Clough Head. Great views and a moderate days hike. Easy paths to follow. With Richie and MB.Zoe Little26/06/2019
With Janet.GordyH20/06/2019
After a sleep on Great Dodd, I did this in the night and descended via Sticks Passsiholden20/05/2019
BGR Leg 2 support (clockwise)paulcook280918/05/2019
9th of a 16 Top exclusion around Deepdale from Dockray. 5 hours in total. Hot & dry conditions.summitter20/04/2019
From Stybarrow DoddCyclistno112/04/2019
RobLynfa Penygarn30/03/2019
Legburthwaite - Sticks Pass - White Stones - Hart Crag - Stybarrow Dodd - Watson’s Dodd - Great Dodd - Calfhow Pike - Clough Headtwg2717/02/2019
Semi cloud inversion. Cleared a bit at summit. Patches of blue sky.vegibagger19/01/2019
With JGCW19/10/2018
back pack trip. Camped just below the summit.Cora Thorny05/10/2018
From Legburthwaite to Sticks Pass and then north along ridge to Clough Head. Descent to Old Coach Road and return to car via St Johns Valebenalder28423/09/2018
High Row > Birkett Fell > Hart Side > Stybarrow Dodd > Watson's Dodd > Great Dodd > Calfhow Pike > Clough Head > High Row. Mostly fine day with a cool breeze, one or two tops in cloud but a great day was still had. Just Me and Hjohnkaysleftleg22/09/2018
From Aira Force to Clough Head via Dockray, High Row and the Old Coach Road. On to Calfhow Pike, Great Dodd Watson’s Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise and Whiteside. Return to Sticks Pass out to White Stones and Hart Side.raymooremanx22/09/2018
25 miles, 5632ft Helvellyn Ridge Walk from Keswick.stephenbuda12/09/2018
Solo walk together with Great Dodd. Last evening walk for 2018.jonesj231/08/2018
St Johns-in-the-Vale Circuitsms.3725/08/2018
Dodds round from High Row - sunshine and clear views.milimana09/08/2018
Part of a summer walk in 2018, walking from hostel to hostel starting at Keswick yha, and ending at Helvellyn yha. Mostly good weather- muggy heat and spectacular views, however often cloud on top!Joel45107/08/2018
Dollywaggon Pike, High Crag, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn, Helvellyn Lower Man, White Side, Raise, Stybarrow Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Castle Rockkeithouk22/07/2018
From Red Moss car park near Dockray: White Pike, Clough Head, Calfhow Pike, Little Dodd, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Green Side (White Stones, Hart Side and Birkett Fell. 844 metres ascent. Stayed in Grasmere afterwards.Lazylizzie21/07/2018
Sunday hike with Yen. Middle of summer but windy and quite cold and overcast. Just finished before the rain started.Mountainhikes21/07/2018
From free car park at High Row; Old Coach Road to White Pike, Clough Head, Calfhow Pike, Little Dodd, Great Dodd, Watson’s Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise, White Side, Green Side, Hart Side and Birkett Fell. Another grassy lump with good views.wheresthepath23/06/2018
Parked at Matterdale then along the green lane before the long walk up to White Pike then fairly straightforward for the rest of the walk, just very windy to - Clough Head - Calfhow Pike - Little Dodd - Great Dodd - Watson's Dodd - Stybarrow Dodd - Green Side - Hart Side - Birkett FellDelta6823/06/2018
legburthwaite, sticks pass,raise,whiteside,lowerman, helvellyn. nethermost, dollywaggon,helvellyn, sticks pass, stybarrow,watson,great, sticks, brown crag,car. 18.5milesAvidSockWearer10/06/2018
From Stybarrow it was straight down and across the grass to the summit. Still very very windy but the views were amazing of Keswick and all the western and northwestern fells.Scotty 2 Hotty27/05/2018
With Clough Head, The Dodds and Hart SideNicky19/05/2018
Solo with Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn, White Side, Raise, Hart Side, Stybarrow Dodd, Watson's Dodd,Great Dodd, Clough Head. Bus from Leburthwaite to Wythburn car park.robba_wag28/04/2018
8.5 miles with Karen. High Row / GREAT DODD / WATSONS DODD / STYBARROW DODD / HART SIDE / Dowthwaitehead / High Rowrichoakes24/03/2018
Parked at Thirlmere/Legburthwaite skirted the intake wall before branching off above Fornside farm up onto Calfhow Pike, out & back to Clough Head, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise, White Side, Helvellyn back down via Brown How.Stu Percival30/01/2018
Climbed with Mark Jolly. Glencoyne to Nick Head (pass) to The Chimney to Raise to Stybarrow Dodd to Watson Dodd to Great Dodd to Matterdale Common to Dockray to Ullswater to Glencoyne. 6 hours. Winter conditions. Ice above 200m. Snow above 400m. Mostly sunny with great visibility. A good round on hills which are traditionally regarded as dull but enlivened by snow and excellent views (particularly SW towards Scafell Pike). Hint - there are lay-bys on the A592 by Ullswater if you want to avoid the NT car park charges!jamessteel10028/12/2017
Dockray - Bracken How - Round How - Common Fell - Watermill Common - Swines Knott - Brown Hills - Birk Fell - Hart Side - Sty Dodd - Watson's Dodd - Great Dodd - Randerside - High Brow - Low How - Cockley Moor - Dockray. Deep powder snow. With FJ.Mark Jackson27/12/2017
Bagged after climbing Great doddalanm910/08/2017
From Stybarrow Dodd. Easy walking with grand panorama still illuminated in the early afternoon sun. Great Gable at a particularly impressive angle. On to Stang via ski hut.Wycombe Wanderer18/07/2017
(Walkers with) Gary Dean (Parking/Start point) Dockray - Swineside Knott - Birkett Fell - Hart side - White Stones (Green Side) - Stybarrow Dodd - Watson's Dodd - Great Dodd - Randerside - Cockley Moor - Dockray.redbob16/07/2017
Loop from legburthwaite with DJI (2 car with rob carla & martin stitch) up sticks pass, detour to hart side via white stones, stybarrow dodd, watsons, great dodd, calfhow pike and clough head. Descent NNE onto old coach road and cross country to museum car park.JHerbert14/07/2017
From St Johns in the Vale Clough Head Great Dodd Watsons Dodd Stybarrow Dodd Raise Whiteside Helvellyn Lower Man Helvellyn Nethermost Pike Dollywagon Pike Seat SandalWifey201602/07/2017
Long ridge walk today starting in Dalebottom climbed Clough Head, Gread Dodd, Watsons Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd.Raise, White Side, Helvellyn. Netermost Pike, Dollywagon then finally up Seat Sandal for a 10 Wainwright Bag great walkTobo196902/07/2017
From Stanah, Sticks Pass, Raise, the Dodds and Hart Side, descent over Matterdale Common to Dockray. Solo hike in cloud and rain!CharlieRose27/06/2017