Join Julie in an expletive-ridden climb to Glenridding Dodd and Sheffield Pike

Monday 13 May

First day we didn’t need the car as our destination was within walking distance.

Sounds so inoffensive doesn’t it? Glenridding Dodd. With much complaining and cussing, I somehow managed to reach level ground after the initial part of the ascent without toppling backwards down the grassy bank. The Dodd itself was (almost) worth it.

With the confidence of the first fell of the day under our belts, it was a pleasant walk interspersed with a few challenging scrambles to Sheffield Pike. We found a circular route back to Glenridding and then on to our hotel for a bath followed by dinner.


Finally made the top of the steep grassy bank – terrifying


Our first port of call and a pretty little knoll it turned out to be


View from the summit of Glenridding Dodd which stands above Ullswater


On the way to Sheffield Pike


Almost there


Stopping to rest awhile at the summit


Did someone say coffee and cake at the bottom?

Join me next time when we visit Middle Dodd – several months later than intended.

About Julie Haiselden

Between 1999-2019, I worked in the NHS and am now a Church of England verger and National Trust room guide. I've written three published novels and am an amateur blogger. As well as being a school alumna, I occasionally tread the boards. I enjoy rambling and taking photos. Since 2016, I've been part of the reviewing team at Whispering Stories.
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4 Responses to Join Julie in an expletive-ridden climb to Glenridding Dodd and Sheffield Pike


  2. George says:

    Did you go up from Greenside Road, up the rake behind the miners’ cottages. Bit steep that isn’t it? Worth it once you’re up though. You had better weather than me. Lovely photos.

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