Guide to England's hills & mountains

The Dodd photo

Summit area of The Dodd

The Dodd rises to over two thousand feet and as such will receive more visits to its summit area than a moorland hill of its character normally would. The whole summit area is an extensive chaos of peat banks and bogs all at much the same level making the actual summit all but impossible to discern. The cairn which can be seen left of centre on the near horizon has surely been placed at what the builder(s) must have considered to be the summit but it's some tens of metres from the unmarked location now considered to be the highest point. Another two thousand foot hill, Killhope Law can be seen dimly through the hazy atmosphere at the right side of the image.

© Trevor Littlewood and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Taken at: The Dodd, North Pennines E near Kirkby Stephen

Date taken / added: 3rd May 2012

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