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Name:Great Borne
Hill number:2451
Height:616m / 2021ft
Parent (Ma):2381  High Stile [Grey Crag - High Stile]
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington), Catchment Boundaries, Calder & Ehen
Watershed:St Bees Head to Ravenscar
Class:Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright,
Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge,
Grid ref:NY 12394 16358
Summit feature:rock
Col:503m  NY131163  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89
(1:25k) OL4S 303
Observations:rock is 22m S of trig point (Wainwright's summit at NY 12391 16381) and 40cm higher than rock by trig point; rock is 12m S of windshelter (Birkett's summit at NY 12395 16373) and 10cm higher than its floor; Wainwright's 'north top' is lower
Survey:Abney level
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With NB from Buttermere and Scales Force, Starling Dodd, Gale Fell and Great Bourne. Return via Floutern Tarn. Very windy but dry. Saw no one on tops.Frank15/01/2020
With FR from Buttermere and Scales Force, Starling Dodd, Gale Fell and Great Bourne. Return via Floutern Tarn. Very windy but dry. Saw no one on tops.Bheinn15/01/2020
Along ridge from Starling Dodd. Descent to Buttermere via Floutern Pass and Mosedale Head (v. wild).Jim T24/12/2019
Herdus,Great Borne and Starling Dodd with Kevin, Gus and RalphAbiD18/11/2019
Walked from Bowness Knott and on to Starling Dodd with Tony, Rufus and Betty. Clear dry day. Scramble up the col.ESkelton23/10/2019
From Bowness Knott. On to Herdus, Great Borne, Gale Fell, Starling Dodd and Little Dodd. Followed the path from Red Pike back to Ennerdale Water. Track then back to carWayne Mac21/10/2019
Parked at Bowness Knott car park at 10986 15334 and did a round of Bowness Knott, Brown How, Herdus, Great Borne, Gale Fell, Gale Fell E.Top, Starling Dodd and Little Dodd before descending and walking back along the bottom.clivevilla20/10/2019
First Wainwright on the way from Ennerdale to Buttermere with Dusty , Jules and Jill on a dry clear dayGrey Hare18/10/2019
We parked at Bowness car park and headed along the road to follow the path up Rake Beck and up to the top of the gill, up onto the summit of Great Borne. Minor scrambling, and rocks to negotiate on the path up to the summit. With Richie and MBZoe Little29/09/2019
Nicola & Bob, Jonathan, Sue, Bobby & MaisieNicola & Stuart13/08/2019
From Bowness Knott Car park, Great Borne and Starling Dodd. Warm day with good visability.Lazylizzie07/08/2019
Started & finished at YHA Black SailAJWSmith02/08/2019
From Buttermere car park via Scale Force and Starling Dodd, descent via Steel Brow.webmaster08/07/2019
From Bowness Knott and Herdus v v windy!davidsharpe2330/06/2019
Honister - Fleetwith Pike - Haystacks - High Crag - High Stile - Red Pike - Starling Dodd - Great Borne - Ennerdale - Caw Fell - Haycock (wild camp)twg2728/06/2019
First summit of the day following Steve Marshall's Buttermere Marathon route. The initial rise from leaving the main path was the trickiest part, but once the flat is reached the heather bashing is easy.NorthernWayfarer22/06/2019
Parked in the free car park at Bowness Knott by Ennerdale Water. Ascended Great Borne via Rake Beck, a short but steep climb. Windy, cloudy and wet on the summit, far too cold for June! Left the summit heading SE towards Starling Dodd.Theianwood45816/06/2019
Great walk with Flash and Lewstephenhughes15/06/2019
With JGCW16/04/2019
From Buttermere, via Starling DoddIanHHill13/04/2019
Having dropped Jack off after a tea of KFC and watching Tiger Roll win a historic 2nd Grand national in a row we headed to Ennerdale Water from Southport. Reaching Ennerdale in the pitch black we parked at Bowness Knott and slept in the van for the night. The next morning seeing where we slept was amazing. I made Bec a brew with the Jet boil got ready and off we head. Weaving between Herdus and Brown How turning up Rake Beck ravine past the old fox trap we made our way up the waterfall. After getting out the ravine it was a white out and difficult to find the summit, luckily I spotted the trig through the mist for summit 1 of the day.Scotty 2 Hotty07/04/2019
From Ennerdale car park along HerdusCyclistno123/02/2019
With Colin and 58mph gusts. Just recovered after a bad chesty cold, so was not that well, so decided to just do the one fell and save Starling Dodd for another weekend.jonesj217/02/2019
Church Bridge CP > Little Dodd > Hen Comb > Floutern Cop > Banna Fell > Steel Brow > Great Borne > Gale Fell > Starling Dodd > Scale Force > Scale Knott > Mellbreak > Church Bridge CP. Just Me and H. Fine morning but clouded over after about 11. Very cold on the higher tops especially Starling Dodd.johnkaysleftleg25/11/2018
Wainwright bagging from Ennerdalejmistry8606/09/2018
Final 6 Wainwrights. Parked near Kirkstile Inn. Burnbank Fell, Blake Fell, Gavel Fell, Hen Comb, Great Borne, Starling Dodd. Very strong winds and raining hard on top of Starling Dodd, my final Wainwright and then still for walk back to Kirkstile Inn to finish.Fell_wanderer01/08/2018
Rocky top, lots of Cowberry present amongst the Bilberry. With M,L & F. Scudding cloud and windy.Karmakarl15/07/2018
Rake Gill -> Bowness Knott -> Herdus -> Great Borne -> Starling Dodd -> Little Dodd -> Forest -> Rake Gillbriandiggle11/06/2018
(Walkers with) Torun Mcmoran (Start/Parking point) Floutern Tarn - Great Borne - Gale Fell - Starling Dodd - Little Dodd - Lingcomb Edge - Scale Force - Mosedale Holly Tree - Loweswater.redbob01/06/2018
Ennerdale horseshoeRuth27/05/2018
From car parky at Bowness followed Rake Beck to summit of Great Borne. Followed path on to Sarling Dodd, Little Dodd, Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag and Seat. Descent to forest track west of Black Sail Hut and return to car park.raymooremanx21/04/2018
From Buttermere, up Lincomb Edge to Red Pike. Little Dodd, Starling Dodd, Great Borne, Gale Fell and Gale Fell E.Top. With Clare, Eire,nEvan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave31/03/2018
Parked at Gatesgarth Farm and ran along to Scale Beck. Climbed up alongside Scale Force before branching off to the right across Gale Fell up onto Great Borne then back to Starling Dodd, Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag down Gamlin End, Seat across Scarth Gap Pass up onto Hay Stacks down to Innominate Tarn onto Dubbs Hut, Fleetwih Pike then down Fleetwith Edge back to the car.Stu Percival09/03/2018
Climbed with Walk the Lakes Group invited by Dave Tattum, led by Jes, with about 6 others. Set off from Bowness Knott car park Ennerdale at 09:30 straight up Herdus, steep climb then on to Great Bourne followed by Starling Dodd, Little Dodd and Red Pike returning via the path round the lake by 15:30. A little icy and some snow on the ground but no real need for spikes though they would have been helpful in one or two spots. Temperature about 3 degrees all day.karentracey09/12/2017
Parked in Bowness Knott car park. After bagging Herdus, down & across a boggy area before making way up path to the summit rock, trig point & wind shelter. Continued to Gale Fell. (PM)gerrybowes08/11/2017
Round of Bowness Knott,Brown Howe,Great Bourne,Starling Dodd,Little Dodd. In atrocious weather (50+mph winds & heavy rain) on way to Black Sail YHA.garyhoney13/10/2017
Bowness Knott - Brown How - Great Borne - Starling Dodd - Little Dodd on the way to Black Sail YHA. Rain, wind and limited visibility.wozzat13/10/2017
From Buttermere The Rainbow Walk 🌈 Great Borne Starling Dodd The driving rain, gale force wind and nil visibility walk Red Pike High Stile High CragWifey201622/09/2017
Buttermere in the wind & rain Great borne Starling Dodd Red Pike High stile High cragTobo196922/09/2017
Herdus - Great Bourne - Great Borne N top - Gale Fell - Gale Fell E top - Gale Fell - Great Borne from GR: NY 10920 15403ronaldo33317/09/2017
A nice round of fells starting with Bowness Knott and finishing on Little Dodd.Alan Caine16/09/2017
Parked at Bowness car park with Sam and walked along the side of Ennerdale - turned left and up nearly to Red Pike but cut the corner off (already done that) and onto Starling Dodd. Over to Great Bourne then down again. 4 hours; 7 mile.Mozzer27/08/2017
ennerdale 2 day with wild campjwbellarby27/08/2017
Solo walk from Buttermere Village - Crummock Water - Black Beck - Floutern Tarn - GREAT BORNE - Starling Dodd - Little Dodd - Scale Beck - Crummock Water - Wainwright 105Nutty22/08/2017
Road - Bowness Knott - Brown How - Great Borne - Herdus - Gavel Fell - High, Low Pen - Godworth - Kelton Fell - Knock Murton - High Hows - Owsen Fell - Burnbank Fell - Carling Knott - Loweswater End - LoweswaterMark Jackson15/08/2017
Sunny, on Saunders after retiring with rucksack under my arm.davechaffey01/07/2017
Ennerdale Horseshoescreeleep10/06/2017
From Bowness car park via Herdus. Sunny but very windy.Winterfloodian05/05/2017