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Name:The Dodd
Hill number:2766
Height:614m / 2014ft
Parent (Ma):2714  Burnhope Seat
RHB Section:35A: The Northern Pennines
Nuttall/Wainwright area:North Pennines - Eastern Fells
County/UA:Northumberland (CoU)
Catchment:Tyne (Newcastle)
Class:Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
(Tu,Sim,Hew,N,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:NY 79160 45762
Summit feature:mound 120m SW of cairn
Drop:31m
Col:583m  NY791450  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 86 87
(1:25k) OL31W
Observations:very featureless area; ground 30m NE at NY 79185 45780 is as high; cairn (NY 79230 45860) about 1m lower than highest point
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 242 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Coalcleugh, good parking at NY 8019 4527. Took marked PRoW up; direct line to re-join RoW at NY 7975 4529.jonglew17/07/2019
From Haggs Bank campsite over Roughside to Summit.dgresty21/06/2019
From Coalcleugh, to road summit first, then along ridge to cairn and various heathery bumps which all look the same, returning more directly using Isaac's Tea Trail. A bit soggy after the day's rain.milimana18/05/2019
From Nenthead using Isaac's Tea Trail. Foggy and very wet underfoot due to recent snow meltGary Heath06/04/2019
Followed Isaac's tea trail to the wall then turned right snowing on top with Andycolinfielding08/03/2019
With Colin, up from Coalcleugh in the rain and snow.bevandy11408/03/2019
Modified Nuttall route round The Dodd, Killhope Law and Burtree Fell, using 2 cars, starting at Killhope Cross and finishing in Cowshill. with SCM.IanHHill04/11/2018
Easy short walk from road to south.lenman09/06/2018
Parked in the convenient gravel bay just North of Sunnyside and followed Isaac's Tea Trail and the county boundary to the hummocky summit plateau. The dry spell made playing king of the castle on possible summits quite diverting. Headed back from a candidate high point 100 yards NW of the cairn by the direttissima tussockfest route to Coalcleugh.Nick Down101/06/2018
Parked at the high point of the Nenthead-Coalcleugh road. The walk started with a descent to a boggy, swampy col and then climbed up to the peat hags on the summit plateau. These were not as bad as feared. Retraced route to the car. With JT and HT.Sprog21/04/2018
From Coalcleugh along surprisingly dry path past Sunnyside as far as wall.Then up path by side of wall to ruin and on further path almost to summit mound.With Oscar.catman20/04/2018
With Catman.oscarrosie20/04/2018
From Coalcleugh Farm. Sunny but soft snow.Winterfloodian08/01/2018
I continued to Coalcleugh and along Isaac’s Tea Trail past Sunnyside before leaving the Trail and ascending the grassy pathless hillside of The Dodd. The summit, a conical cairn, was nowhere near the GPS reference. For a while I thought I would not find it, until I spotted it across a number of grassy hummocks.peter4lc12/10/2017
From Killhope CrossSlash330/09/2017
From the summit of the road at Black Hill.Alan Caine03/06/2017
Walked on my own there and back from Nenthead, starting along Isaac's Tea Trail. Perfect walking weather. Did this in the morning before driving to High Force to bag Binks Moss.flockwatcher09/05/2017
Bagged the Dodd while on the Isaac Tea Trail from Allendale. Would be easy to do from Coalcleugh... just follow the trail to the boundary wall and then up the Dodd. There is a small path to the summit that dodges most of the bog but the summit requires a bit of navigation around bog to reach.NorthernWayfarer26/06/2016
With G. From Nenthead > Black Hill > The Dodd > Whimsey Hill > Nenthead via Isaac's Tea Trail past the model village.RT197014/03/2016
THIRD CONSECUTIVE FINE DAY AT ALSTON BASE CAMP. WALK BASED ON NUTTALL' WALK 10.2 BUT LAZILY DROVE TO NEAREST POINT ON ROAD TO THE DODD, KILLHOPE LAW AND MIDDLEHOPE MOOR AND WENT UP AND BACK EACH. A PLEASANT DRIVE BUT WALKS SOMEWHAT NONDESCRIPT.BURGESS27/09/2015
From Kilhope Cross on wet and misty day based on Nuttall route although followed fence N then W to Black Hill due to poor visibility - Also took a bit of time to pot which peat hag has the cairn. Easy descent to Coalcleugh on way to Kilhope Law with streams in spate due to heavy raincelticrambler03/05/2015
With G. Parked on A689 near bridge over Killhope Burn then up to Black Hill > The Dodd > Killhope Law via Coalcleugh then back to A689 at mining museum on path & back up road.RT197018/04/2015
From the road at Black Hill on an overnight camp. Very wet.mick24/11/2014
from pass over black hill. wet in the col but a feint path about 20m from fence (to the right on way to the dodd) avoided the worst of it. followed wall to collapsed building then picked up another path through the peat to cairn. return same waystig_nest20/09/2014
From Coalcleugh, didn't find any path through grass and heather on the way upBramley18/07/2014
From Nenthead, roughly followed Isaac's Tea Trail up and down.rhalstead19/04/2014
On it's ownronaldo33305/04/2014
parked at NY794444 and followed fenceline north to summit. The col between Black Hill and the Dodd is extremely wet but no peat groughsdicky bird23/03/2014
Killhopehead Bridge - The Dodd - Killhope Law - Middlehope Moor - Cowshill - Weardale Waydavidpettit8414/09/2013
From head of road on Black Hill. Rather boggy until gate reached with signs and arrows declaring 'Isaac's Tea Trail', then it improved. Summit area all peat hags.Aye Jimmy31/08/2013
cloud off the top by 12am, and a pause in the drizzle for lunchTeasyChris05/05/2013
From Nenthead, followed by Killhope Law.squeegs21/04/2013
Came across from Kilhope Law and then dropped down to Nenthead. Cairn was not at the same position as Hillbaggers location but it's pretty flat anyway.tsharp20/08/2012
Climbed solo from the road at Black Hill.dhbond27/06/2012
On round with Killhope Law from Killhope Cross - plenty of parking. Col below Black Hill very wet indeed. Summit a plateau of many peat hags - take your pick on the highest point!marktrengove25/05/2012
14 years since last here - frm road high pt. nr Black hill. Followed new fence line, use South side, to North very wet/boggy. On top of hill the central cairn is NOT top, lies to South by 100m in hagged area.nordicstar16/05/2012
Parked in old quarry at the head of the minor road 1½km NE of Nenthead – Follow fence & wall and then head N. for 300m across moor to summit of The Dodd – Reverse to quarry – Followed track & then across moor to summit of Killhope Law – N. to minor road and picked up by PM. (PM,CM)gerrybowes17/04/2012
CJM17/04/2012
Walk 1: Nuttalls' Killhope Law Route; Walk 2: Flinty Fell; Walk 3: Cold Fell. Amazing clear blue skies, no wind & all bog frozen solid. Enjoyed amazing sunset from Cold Fell, with views across inversion to Lakes.AGWilliamson13/01/2012
Back to pick up The Dodd. A short walk but a bit squelchy.ruthatlast13/10/2011
KeithByTheC12/10/2011
From Coalcleugh following Issac's Tea Trail and then the wall line onto the Fell, thereafter keep to the right of the rough ground ahead to reach the summit.Fisky Boy28/09/2011
With Fisky BoyBrenda Cloke28/09/2011
Quick visit from the road at 1.35pm so I had time to collect Flinty Fell and Alston Moor before the bad weather that was forecast moved in! Uninspiring fell - true top could be any of half a dozen clumps of heather!signyred24/08/2011
Small pile of stones marks this summit, I follwed the path & wall up to the summit...nice clear views..long day too.Mc Tango26/07/2011
I did the same as Chris, parking at Black Hill then following fence up to the rutted boggy top. Went to the two cairns and the given grid ref which does indeed seem to be the high point. A most npleasant top but great weather.Father Ted02/07/2011
Climbed from Black Hill area, the summit was one big swamp visited both cairns and wandered about to try and find the highest point visited the Grid Reference quoted on this site by using GPS.isabelle12/03/2011
CK SheilaS07/03/2011
Parked at junction and walked past waterfall then followed the wall towards summit, small cairn about 200m onto plateau.nevans8416/01/2011
Parked at NY 79441 44413. Took track then path through small quarry. From gate followed fence then wall. (Pretty boggy in dip.) Visited DoBH summit GR and cairn.David Gradwell10/10/2010