The Lake District Mountains

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2008 08 24 - Dodd (Skiddaw) with Joe.

We parked at the Mirehouse and followed the road that climbs along the left bank of Skill Beck towards Long Doors. The path then swings around the back of the fell and immediately gives splendid views in the direction of Keswick and the North Western Fells. Unlike in Wainwright's day the top of the fell is now almost completely free of trees and the summit is no longer a place to 'flee from' but somewhere to linger and enjoy.


Along the road to Long Doors


Crossing Skill Beck


Looking Back to Bassenthwaite Lake


Looking towards Derwent Water


Dodd's Summit in the distance


The head of Bassenthwaite Lake from near Dodd's summit


The green fields below Dodd


Joe posing near the Summit


Bassenthwaite Lake again


At the summit


The summit again


Derwent Water once more as we descend


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