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Name:Dodd (Lorton)
Hill number:3765
Height:454m / 1490ft
Parent (Ma):2386  Grisedale Pike
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - North Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington)
Class:Tump (400-499m), Birkett, Synge
(Tu,4,B,Sy)
Grid ref:NY 16902 23061
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:39m
Col:415m  NY169229  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89
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Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 172 users)ByDate of Ascent
First on a Hopegillhead horseshoe. Cold, windy and wet (later)Moorponder03/01/2020
Cloud rolling on and off the high fells, good view of Hopegill Head, easy walking (not a bracken hack). Obvious route.Wycombe Wanderer18/08/2018
working on GL3DLittledave03/05/2018
With MaryChet196217/02/2018
Parked at small car park by gate in road at NY 1688,2417. South on RoW then cross Hope Beck by sheep fold overgrown with bracken - Someone kindly rebuilt a rock crossing quite recently. Continue on path then cut up SE through bracken before springs. Follow path SE then S then SW. Path splits before hause, best to go up via hause turning right just after crags and just past path on left to Whiteside. Three cairns at top most southerly highest, most northerly lowest but has best views.Hillsidenick30/10/2017
Parking area just N. of the road gate at 169241 (Space for 6-7 cars) – S. along RoW, crossed Hope Beck & then made way up to path on S. side of Hope Beck – Followed path up to col & then a short climb to summit cairn. Continued to Swinside. (PM)gerrybowes29/08/2017
Parked at 168241. Took the good path crossing Hope Beck before leading into the col SE of the summit. Descended to the east to 175231 crossing the beck and taking the sheep tracks upwards towards Swinside. With GB.bolton29/08/2017
Small car park at NY168241 - Dodd - Whiteside - Hopegill Head - Ladyside Pike - Swinside - followed wall down. With FJ. Great half day's circuit.Mark Jackson10/04/2017
Circuit Swinside, Hopegill Head, Whiteless Pike and Dodd. Easy Stroll up from col between Dodd and Ridge.ArdensBold29/12/2016
From Whiteside then down the dale and across to Swinside.Eddie05/10/2016
Whiteside circuit from SwinsideAjm031002/10/2016
Cracking day out blue skies pristine snow above 500mjocks110/02/2016
Quick up and down from pull in just beyond gate at Hopebeck.ngthack09/01/2016
RS & JH (Final Birkett). AS JT et al.Vin29/11/2015
With Jenx and 18 other baggers to celebrate our final Birkett, from good parking above gate at Hopebeck. Bit of a dreek windy day but the lee of hill made it doable. Minor celebrations on top followed by party down by the beck - whisky and cake. Great day and thanks to all who attended :-)nordicstar28/11/2015
What he says.Martin R28/11/2015
Rick n Jens final Birkett. A soaking from poor gear that scuppered my English Marilyn completionvegibagger28/11/2015
Soggy, windy walk up from minor road to N. Final Birkett for Rick and Jen. Tks for the refreshments.jonglew28/11/2015
Thanks to everyone who came to our final Birkett. Memorable weather. Great company.jenx28/11/2015
part of the party who joined Rick for his final Birkett fellButeobuteo28/11/2015
1st hill on 3rd walk of the day bad weather coming in as i gained heightcolinfielding19/10/2015
With Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave22/08/2015
Path from bottom of Hope Gill, hill in mist, had lifted by the time reached top. Went round to Swinside by descending into upper cwm and some horrible diagonal heathery contouring.Aye Jimmy06/08/2015
Climbed from Hopebeck using Birketts route in reverserobert15/06/2015
Excellent parking available in the old quarry just through the gate alongside Hope Beck. From here a good, and not too steep, paths leads up to the eastern col and then directly to the summit. Not too challenging this way.moorsman08/05/2015
Hope Beck Hope Gill Dodd Hope Gill Hope BeckAndy Hirst27/11/2014
Approx. date.Slash301/07/2014
Swinside, Ladyside Pike, Hopegill Head, Gasgale Crags, Whiteside, Dodd.ijpowell19/06/2014
nice view of derwent waterclimbing-chef21/08/2013
Glorious day with an early start. Up Swinside then on to Ladyside and a bit of fun on Hopgill Head (looks much worse than it is). Along Whiteside then down to Dodd and back by the road.SS06/07/2013
Climbed after descent by NNW ridge from Whiteside. Descended north to ford Hope Beck, and then to Scales by green lane, and then to High Lorton.Man of Kernow119/05/2013
Close to High Swinside Farm by the gate > Swinside > Ladyside Pike > Hopegill Head > Gasgale Crags > Whiteside East Top > Whiteside West Top > DODD Birkett refers to a cairn BUT NY 16903 23059 is about 30m S of the cairn on an unmarked heathery summit > High Swinside FarmTony Hartry II12/03/2013
Birketts 2nd roundDave Geere03/03/2013
Dodd, Whiteside, Whiteside East Top, Gasgale Crags, Hopegill Head, Sand Hill, Hobcarton Crag, Hopegill Head, Ladyside Pike, Swinside.ronaldo33302/02/2013
From HopebeckJohnStoneham05/06/2012
From Hope Beck gate pull-inAnduril05/03/2012
Hopegill Horsehoe with PW and SM for a short pre-Keswick walk. Weather good. This summit is actually very nice.AGWilliamson31/08/2011
Braithwaite- Kinn-Grisedale Pike-Hobcarton Head-Hopegill Head-Ladyside Pike-Swinside-Dodd-Whiteside West top-Whiteside east top-Gasgale Crags-Hopegill Head-Sand Hill-Coledale Hause-Braithwaite.benarbia_803/05/2010
walk-hopegill headbabsjess21/04/2010
1dads13/10/2009
Awesome day out doing 25km, 14 tops and 6 Wainwights around Grizedale Pike and Grasmoor.jester6920/09/2009
With Jo, circular walk from Swinside Houses cp: up track to Revelin Moss, path NE ridge to Grisedale Pike, Hobcarton Crag, Hopegill Head, out and back to Sand Hill, Gasgale Crags, Whiteside East Top, Whiteside West Top, descending to Dodd, then road back to start. Weather; high cloud, occasional sunny intervals, cool wind, good visibility.amblerbob08/08/2009
last of eleven birketts today - straight up the north ridge - steep and heathery but a nice topgigglejon28/06/2008
Solo.Dangerous Dave09/02/2008
Start of Hopegill Head Round. Straight up East face, not best route, better going to saddle to the south first.alwaysinshorts14/09/2007
Birketts CLF walk NW/GRI3, High Swinside Farm > DODD grass and heather summit topped with a cairn > Whiteside E Top > Whiteside > Gascale Crags > Hopgill Head > Sand Hill > Ladyside Pike > Swinside > High Swinside FarmTony Hartry25/03/2007
fine summit & view, separated from parent by fine rough defile. f/p from layby at gate to N, path via col better than direct assault RHW14/12/2003
A long 8 hrs 40 min Kimm training run with Darren bagging Birketts & repeat Wainwrights. An unusual long linear route from Sale Fell - Ling Fell -Graystones -low level west to Birkett of Dodd- low level round to Mellbreak - Hen Comb- Gavel Fell-Knock Murton (and minor Birketts in between). rain on and off.Chris Pearson07/10/2000
On the descent from Whiteside with a terrible hangovermick02/04/1994
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