Dodd Wood is a fantastic place to get some amazing views of the northern Lake District. The network of walking trails will take you deep into the woodland and walk to the top of Dodd Summit for views across the fells.
See the magnificent Bassenthwaite ospreys from the specially designed viewpoints from April to September. The Lake District Osprey Project provides protection for the birds and interpretation for visitors.
You may also see red squirrels at the feeding station in the wood throughout the year.
There is a toilet block with an accessible toilet and the Old Sawmilll tearoom next to the car park.
There is level access from the main entrance to:Dodd Wood Old Sawmill tearoom
Travel by public transport
Bus service X4 operated by Stagecoach
Travel by taxi
Folding, non-motorised wheelchairs can be accomodated by Davies Taxis.
Path to main entrance
From the car park there is a wide open area with access to the public toilets and tearoom. The walking trails into the forest start from here, free maps are available from a dispenser at the toilets. The walking trails are steep and are not suitable for wheelchairs.
Getting around inside
Place to eat and drink
Old Sawmill tearoom
Getting around outside
Designated Walking Trail
Osprey Viewpoint trail
Whilst the path to the viewpoint is not suitable for wheelchair users, the Lake District Osprey Project staff are able to provide vehicle access to the viewpoint at certain times during the osprey season, April to August. This must be prebooked, contact 017687 78469 for more information.
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