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Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Car park and walking trails open 24 hours every day. Toilets are open every day from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

The Old Sawmill Tearoom is open daily for takeaway only.


Cafe 10am - 5pm
Cafe 10am - 5pm
Cafe 10am - 5pm
Cafe 10am - 5pm
Cafe 10am - 5pm


Cafe 10am - 5pm
Cafe 10am - 5pm

How to find us

How to find us
Dodd Wood, Keswick
Sat Nav Postcode: CA124QE
By Car

From Keswick take the A591 towards Bothel. The forest entrance and car park are on the right opposite Mirehouse.

By Public Transport

The nearest rail station is Penrith

By bus: from Easter to October, bus service 73/73A from Keswick calls at Dodd Wood. For more details, see the Stagecoach website

OS Grid Ref
NY 240 275

54.6429164, -3.1869776

Parking and prices

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, car parking charges do not apply.

Parking Charges

The money you pay for parking helps us to look after the forests. Read how
Up to 1.5 hours £1.80
Up to 2 hours £2.80
Up to 4 hours £4.90
All day £6.30

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Minibuses - £10.00

Coaches - £10.00

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Number of accessible parking spaces: 2

Facilities and access

For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area

Contact details

Landline Number
01768 778469

Discover amazing views of the northern Lake District, fantastic walks and rare wildlife

Dodd Wood is a fantastic place to get some stunning 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.

At a glance

  • 4 walking trails
  • Picnic areas
  • Café
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