Skiddaw Dodd lies on Forestry Commission land known locally as Dodd Wood. There has been exensive planting to replace the logging but the Forestry Commission have cleared the summit and the top is now visible from across Bassenthwaite Lake. It is a very pleasant and popular family walk with just a long pull up to the top after which it levels off.
Bassenthwaite Lake is in a quieter part of the English Lake District and the Lake isn't very accessible.
We walked up part of Skiddaw Dodd recently with our daughter in law who is pregnant and our two year old grandson. They managed most of it.