Round the Dodds is a 10.7 mile loop trail located near Penrith, Cumbria, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length10.7 miElevation gain2,536 ftRoute typeLoop
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This day's walk is accomplished entirely on grass and is easy and rewarding walking, not withstanding the bog on Bruts Moss (unavoidable) on the descent route. The ascent of Hart Side via Common Fell, Swineside Knott and Brownhills gives excellent views of Ullswater and beyond. A portion of Hart Side was christened Birkett Fell in 1963 in memory of Lord Birkett of Ulverston whose crowning triumph was to avert the plan to convert Ullswater into a reservoir. The cairn is composed of stones brought up from the shores of Ullswater by members of the Outward Bound School. On the summit of Hart Side are a number of trenches dug by prospectors' trails. Greenside must be an almost hollow fell judging by the size of the spoil heaps below, for within were some of the richest deposits of lead ore in the country. Great Dodd is the highest and most extensive of the Dodds. There is a good wind-shelter near its summit.

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