Glenridding Dodd is a fell in the Lake District, an
outlier of the Helvellyn range in the Eastern Fells and looks down the
upper reach of Ullswater.
Despite being a top on the eastern
ridge of Sheffield Pike, Glenridding Dodd has sufficient prominence to
rank as a separate fell.
Glenridding Dodd is separated from
Sheffield Pike to the west by The Rake, a depression at 1,300 ft.
North of the fell is the little valley of Mossdale Beck beyond which
Sheffield Pike's second eastern ridge falls through Glencoyne Wood to
the lake. East of its summit, Glenridding Dodd itself falls steeply to
Ullswater with considerable areas of outcropping rock.
part of the slope is wooded, the name according to one reference being
Stybarrow Oaks. The most striking feature is on the shore itself, the
face of Stybarrow Crag appearing out of the trees and looming above the
lakeside road. To the south of the fell are its namesake valley and
In pre-tourist times, the growth of Glenridding was
based on the profitability of Greenside Mine from which lead and silver
were won for around two hundred years. The remains of the surface works
can still be seen on the slopes of Sheffield Pike.
Glenridding are the claw shaped end of Birkhouse Moor and Keldas, its
delectable subsidiary top.
The top of Glenridding Dodd is an east
west ridge, heather clad with rocky outcrops and the odd patch of bog.
A large cairn marks the summit at the western end and further cairns
point to viewpoints for the lake and village. For a low fell the view is
good, although Helvellyn is obscured by Birkhouse Moor.
can be made from Glenridding, or from the lakeshore by Stybarrow Crag.
There are no paths on the top of the fell except the ridge to
Sheffield Pike and the easiest access is via the Rake, climbing from
routes near Glenridding Dodd