Glenridding Dodd

The village of Glenridding on the shore of Ullswater is very popular with walkers heading for the ridges and hills of the Helvellyn range. There is also plenty of shorter, lower level, walks to enjoy too. Rising over the village Glenridding Dodd presents a broken craggy face. Despite its formidable appearance The Rake provides walkers with a straight forward, short but steep path. One could return the same way for a quick 'constitutional' or you could continue over the col and down to Stybarrow Crag alongside Mossdale Beck. This latter option is much preferred though the path is poorly defined with wind blown trees and boggy ground slightly complicating route finding further. In descent you should never manage to be really lost, just temporarily misplaced.

There is parking in the centre of Glenridding in the Lake District National Park Authority pay and display car park. And at the Ullswater Steamers car park, where cheap rates in the winter months may be preferable.