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St Mary’s Church and Community Walk. Saturday, 6th Oct 2018

The summit of Dodd Fell
Just occasionally we will do a walk that inspires us so much that there is the wish to share it with as many as possible. This is one such walk! The views across Derwant Water, Newlands Valley, Grisedale Pike as well as Bassenthwaite Lake and the Solway estuary across to the Galloway hills have to be one of the very best in the world. If you know your Lake District hills you will see the summit of Helvellyn, Great Gable, Cat Bells, Lords Seat, Skiddaw and many more.
Dodd Fell rises from the shores of Basenthwaite. The summit is a mere 502 meters and is reached by a well prepared forestry commission track. A route that can be taken at a very leisurely pace as the company will be good and the views are there to be admired. The total distance is small, no more than seven or eight kilometres, but the rewards far out reach the longer walks that take you on to the very high summits. In addition, an early October walk will be the very best time to enjoy the autumn colours. A picnic on the top will give us the time to relax and take in the best of our county. This is a walk not to be missed.
As we will be raising money for the upkeep of St Mary’s Church, there will be a £5 entry fee or a sponsor form that can be filled in. However, from past experience it is less about the money and more about a community get-together, though your contributions will make a significant difference. Please let me know if you are interested, and nearer the time I will send you all the details that you require to make the day both safe and enjoyable. Please contact me at The more the merrier!