Dodd, Lord’s Seat, Barf and Great Cockup

Name of walk Dodd, Lord's Seat, Barf and Great Cockup
Date of walk 2007-02-23
Duration of walk 0 hours 0 minutes

On Monday we set off for three days in the Northern Fells. Staying in a B&B at Maple Bank in Thornthwaite. There was low cloud so we went to Dodd Wood. First we visited The Old Sawmill Tearoom for a coffee before setting off on one of the trails through the forest that leads to the summit of Dodd (1612ft) about 5 miles.

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Brendan and Tom on the bridge over Skill Beck.

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Barf and Lords Seat from Dodd summit. Still not much of a view.

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Poor visibility all day, Bassenthwaite lake....the only lake in the Lake District!

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Cold, damp and windy!

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Summit memorial.

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Day two, Tuesday was much brighter but the tops of Skiddaw were still in mist. We set off for Whinlatter Forest to go up Lords Seat (1811ft) and Barf (1536ft) about 5 miles.

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View across the heather to still misty Skiddaw.

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Misty Grisedale Pike too

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Tom and me on the summit of Lords Seat with Barf just behind.

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View out to Bassenthwaite.

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Barf summit views..... Dodd, Ullock Pike, Longside and Carl Side and Skiddaw poking out the cloud.....A66 below.

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A much better view down the lake than yesterday.

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Derwent Water. Helvellyn range still in cloud.

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Tom having lunch.

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On the way back down, Lords Seat top right.

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Side of Barf with the white `Bishop of Barf` sticking up towards the bottom. The old white `Swan Hotel` is now `Swan House` and being sold off as flats.

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The boys need their rest.

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Skiddaw out of cloud!!!!! Blencathra too!

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In the late afternoon we went shopping in Keswick. I bought a couple more guide books! Nearly five, Blackstock point looking out to Dodd top in sunshine.

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View north.

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Helvellyn and the Dodds.

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Day three we went to Overwater which is north of Bassenthwaite. View to Little cockup and Great Cockup in the Uldale Fells. With names like these I couldn`t resist walking up them!

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Half way up Little Cockup. Skiddaw in cloud...surprise!

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I`m now on Great Cockup (1720ft). Tom and Brendan in the distance never made it!

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View over to Bassenthwaite Lake.

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Skiddaw Little Man peaking through. Bakestall with Skiddaw behind.

We then visited St Bega’s Church and on to Aira Force before setting off for home.

Jo.

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