Hartsop Dodd is a fell in the English Lake District, standing to the
south east of Brothers Water. It is a subsidiary top on the north ridge
of Caudale Moor but was given separate fell status by Wainwright in his
Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells.
A broad grassy ridge
descends gently from Caudale Moor, running north from the summit plateau
and topped by a stone wall. After about half a mile it narrows
considerably and turns north west for the same distance again. Finally
it throws up a small grassy dome which is the summit of Hartsop Dodd.
After this the ridge drops quickly to valley level between Hartsop
village and Brothers Water.
The western flank of the ridge stands
above the high valley of Caudale which is a feeder of Kirkstone Beck and
On the eastern side is Pasture Bottom, the valley
of Pasture Beck. This stream joins the outflow of Brothers Water near
Hartsop. At the point where the ridge narrows and turns, a short spur is
thrown out on the eastern side which ends abruptly in Raven Crag.
From Hartsop, looking straight up the nose of the ridge, Hartsop
Dodd appears to be an independent fell - a steep sided, symmetrical,
bell-shaped peak of considerable height. From elsewhere it can be seen
for what it is, an off-shoot of the higher Caudale Moor.
summit is crossed by the stone wall, a timber post marking the high
point. Many of the eastern and far eastern fells are in view with
Dovedale particularly impressive.
ascent is made up the ridge from Hartsop or
via one of the grooved paths on the western side of the ridge.
routes near Hartsop Dodd