Join Julie at Middle Dodd – a few months later than expected

Tuesday 14 May

Last September we planned to walk to Middle Dodd on the way to Red Screes. Somehow we missed the left hand turn to take in the former and ended up at the latter. So today we decided to rectify that mistake.

We drove to the inn above Brothers’ Water (so called because two brothers drowned there in the nineteenth century) in the Hartsop Valley.  For £2.50 we parked at the pub for the day. The staff made a note of our intended destination lest we should not reappear before night time.

We walked up to Scandale Pass and ascended from there with Red Screes dominating the view to the right.  It must be said when distinctive features, character and charm were being distributed, Middle Dodd was not blessed.  Nonetheless, it counts as a Wainwright and as such, has now been ticked off our list.

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Nice valley walk with the hawthorn in bloom

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And there it is up ahead, looking distinctly average

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Made it without too much difficulty

    Views from the top – only issues were haze and Mr JH’s very bright t-shirt

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Small waterfall or ‘force’ if you’re from Cumbria

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And a cosy secluded holiday cottage to rent for next year’s adventures

About Julie Haiselden

Since 1999, I've worked in the NHS and am blessed with a happy family life. I write books and am a very amateur blogger. As well as being a school alumna, I occasionally tread the boards. I enjoy rambling and photography (although my enthusiasm for the latter, outweighs my skill set). Since 2016, I've been part of the reviewing team at Whispering Stories.
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6 Responses to Join Julie at Middle Dodd – a few months later than expected

  1. DAYS TO LOOK BACK ON JULIE, I HAVE JUST GOT TWO BORBER COLLIE PUPS SO I WILL BE DOING A BIT OF WALKING MYSELF, CHINA

    china.alexandria@livingthedream.blog

  2. George says:

    Aw, a little harsh perhaps, it looks impressive from below. A bit like Ullscarf perhaps—hugely impressive from the valley but dreary and nondescript on top.

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