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Base Brown
646m (2120ft)

The Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Base Brown as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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English Mountain
148th highest in England,
254th in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 117)

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English Nuttall
196th highest in England,
338th in England & Wales

You can find Base Brown & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Lake District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL4 The English Lakes - North Western area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Maps (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


See Base Brown and the surrounding tops on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Maps:

See Base Brown and the surrounding tops on our downloadable PDF Peak Bagging Maps:

NB: Whether you print off a copy on to paper or download it to your phone, these PDF Peak Baggers Maps will prove incredibly useful when your are up there on the tops and you cannot get a phone signal!


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See the location of Base Brown and both walks that climb it on an interactive Google Map


You can walk to the top of Base Brown by using either of these 2 easy to follow route maps:




Not familiar with Base Brown?

See the location of Base Brown and both walks that climb it on an interactive Google Map



Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Base Brown Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Base Brown

John Tippins walked up on July 11th, 2022 [from/via/route] From Honister [with] With Afia and Farah [weather] Dry, sunny & warm; a little wind chill on top.

Paul Macey climbed on June 6th, 2022 [from/via/route] C417 in reverse [with] Luke [weather] Cloudy but cloud above summits

Ian Ashton bagged on September 4th, 2021 [from/via/route] Seathwaite & corridor route down [with] Solo

Claire Kirk hiked on July 25th, 2021 [from/via/route] Seathwaite [with] Suzy [weather] Very hot & sunny, Clear day

Michael Austin summited on June 17th, 2021 [from/via/route] C417

Christina Lander conquered on June 6th, 2021 [from/via/route] Seathwaite - Base Brown - Seathwaite Fell - Allen Crags - Seathwaite [with] Dick [weather] Cloudy at times but mostly sunny - During our holiday staying at Station House, Troutbeck, Penrith

Kevin Foster scaled on May 14th, 2021 [from/via/route] Honister Pass (slate mine) [with] By myself. [weather] Low clouds down on tops gradually lifting - I will have to do these summits again on a clearer day. Weather forecast said some clouds!

Andy Buxton walked up on June 22nd, 1980 [from/via/route] From Seathwaite, via Climbers' Traverse & Great Hell Gate; return over Green Gable & Base Brown [with] Ian Wright [weather] Hot

Richard Marshall climbed on May 31st, 2020 [from/via/route] Great Gable from Seathwaite [with] Bo and Andy Pratt [weather] Sunny low wind & very hot. Middle of Pandemic

Christine Shepherd bagged on June 18th, 2010 [from/via/route] Walked from Seathwaite [with] Jenny [weather] Sunny - This was the first peak of a great day's walking. Climbed this as an extra on 30.11.19 as it was bathed in beautiful Autumn sunshine. Unfortunately it meant I had to walk back to Honister in the dark.

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Base Brown

Dale Head (Newlands) and High Spy from Base Brown

Dale Head (Newlands) and High Spy from Base Brown

Photo: Chris Brankin (18)

Base Brown summit cairn

Base Brown summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (533)

Great Gable and Green Gable from Base Brown

Great Gable and Green Gable from Base Brown

Photo: Chris Brankin (16)

Little Scoat Fell and Pillar (distance) with Brandreth (foreground) from Base Brown

Little Scoat Fell and Pillar (distance) with Brandreth (foreground) from Base Brown

Photo: Chris Brankin (17)

Glaramara from Base Brown

Glaramara from Base Brown

Photo: Chris Brankin (19)

Sty Head Tarn with Base Brown beyond in the snow

Sty Head Tarn with Base Brown beyond in the snow

Photo: Bob Ferguson (74)

Esk Pike (far left), Great End (centre) and Scafell Pike from Base Brown

Esk Pike (far left), Great End (centre) and Scafell Pike from Base Brown

Photo: Chris Brankin (20)

360 degree panorama featuring Great Gable, Green Gable, Little Scoat Fell & Pillar (distance), Brandreth, Dale Head (Newlands), High Spy, Glaramara, Esk Pike, Great End and Scafell Pike from Base Brown

360 degree panorama featuring Great Gable, Green Gable, Little Scoat Fell & Pillar (distance), Brandreth, Dale Head (Newlands), High Spy, Glaramara, Esk Pike, Great End and Scafell Pike from Base Brown

Photo: Chris Brankin (15)


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