|Walk:||Dodd, Dodd Wood Cafe, Ling How+Kiln Pots+The Edge for Ullock Pike, Longside Edge and Carl Side|
|Start Point:||Roadside parking by Millbeck Farm||Grid Reference:||NY 254 263|
|Distance:||10.5 miles||Ascent:||3,900 feet|
|Weather:||A warm day with no breeze until reaching the higher altitudes, A mainly cloudy day with the tops in hazy mist.|
With just Ray & Robb the walk climbed through the remnants of Thornthwaite Forest for Dodd with good views over Derwent Water and Bassenthwaite Lake and their surrounding tops.
Having parked up, our view was looking towards Borrowdale (Keswick left & Cat Bells right).
Where a tree should not grow, on rock.
Devastation in part of Thornthwaite Forest.
Dodd, our first Wainwright of the day. Basenthwaite lake is in the distance.
Looking across the valley towards Barf, Grisedale Pike & Hopegill Head etc.
What have we here?
Mushrooms or are they toadstools?
Are we nearly there yet? This was part of our steep climb
up to Ling How and the ridge to the tops.
The ridge climb . . .
accompanied by . . .
Ullock Pike, our second Wainwright with Binsey in the background.
Our third Wainwright, Longside (Edge) with Skiddaw standing proud behind.
The ridge route up.
Last but not least, Carl Side, the last Wainwright of the day.
Descending back to Thornthwaite Forest gave us a birds eye view
of Dodd with Bassenthwaite Lake just showing on the right.