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Great Borne
616m (2021ft)

The Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England

The summit of Great Borne is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.


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English Mountain
172nd highest in England,
300th in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 127)

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English Nuttall
241st highest in England,
417th in England & Wales

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English Trig Point (Pillar)

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OL4 The English Lakes - North Western area


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89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Great Borne Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Great Borne

Richard Marchant walked up Great Borne on November 19th, 2022 [from/via/route] Parked at the Forestry Carpark next to Ennerdale Water under Bowness Knot. From the carpark we walked but up the road to the bend & took a path Northeast ward that took us up behind Bowness Knot & Brown How. Basically we followed Rake Beck all the way up to the top of the fell where the gradient got easier & before you knew it we were on Great Bourne. From here we followed the ridge East on to Starling Dodd. We then carried on over Starling Dodd & before the ascent of Reb Pike we eventually headed south down a faint path back down to the bottom of Ennerdale & then followed the forestry track back to the carpark. [with] with my oldest son James [weather] Sunny cold day

Christine Shepherd climbed Great Borne on August 14th, 2010 [from/via/route] Walked from Buttermere using c411 Climbed again from Bowness Knott 22-11-2021 Climbed for a third time with a group from Mountain Madness on 28.08.2022 following route c324. [with] On my own [weather] Sunny apart from the top of Red Pike which was in mist.

Claire Kirk bagged Great Borne on August 7th, 2022 [from/via/route] Buttermere National Trust car park [with] Alone [weather] Windy, low cloud & rainy on the tops

Paul Macey hiked Great Borne on July 23rd, 2022 [with] Luke [weather] Sunny Intervals

John Tippins summited Great Borne on July 12th, 2022 [from/via/route] From Buttermere [with] With Zahra [weather] Cloudy & a bit chilly to start with, warmer later.

Chris Sheard conquered Great Borne on March 13th, 2022 [from/via/route] Up from Ennerdale parking [with] George [weather] Pleasant but rain showers came in later with sunshine as we drove away - windy - gear upsetting as leaking - need review - Made this ascent in a nice circular coming down the pass path

Kevin Foster scaled Great Borne on June 11th, 2021 [from/via/route] Bowness Knott car park. [with] By myself. [weather] Some clouds. - A straightforward ascent with great views of Ennerdale Water. The cairn on the subsidiary top of Herdus made a great early lunch stop whilst waiting for the clouds to gently lift off the main top.

Michael Austin walked up Great Borne on October 14th, 2020 [from/via/route] C411 & C207

Christina Lander climbed Great Borne on April 23rd, 2021 [from/via/route] Bowness Knott, Ennerdale - Great Borne - Starling Dodd - Red Pike - Smithy Beck Settlement - Bowness Knott [with] Dick [weather] A beautiful sunny day - During our holiday staying in Embleton

Ian Mackenzie bagged Great Borne on April 10th, 2021 [from/via/route] Starling Dodd. Descent from here was icy & steep, used the fence most of the way down as a safer option after falling over. [with] Me, myself and I [weather] Sunny but cold - Great walk but with steep ascent & descents, not yet fit so it hurt!

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Great Borne

Great Borne summit Trig Point

Great Borne summit Trig Point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (861)

Steeple and Long Crag with Crag Fell (sunlit in the distance), Ennerdale Water and Great Borne from Pillar

Steeple and Long Crag with Crag Fell (sunlit in the distance), Ennerdale Water and Great Borne from Pillar

Photo: Andy Malcolm (239)

*Ennerdale Water (left), Starling Dodd and Great Borne, Loweswater (right of centre), Mellbreak and Crummock Water (right) from Red Pike (Buttermere)

*Ennerdale Water (left), Starling Dodd and Great Borne, Loweswater (right of centre), Mellbreak and Crummock Water (right) from Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (69)

Cairn on the ridge between Sliver Cove Beck and Deep Gill with Ennerdale Water, Great Borne and Starling Dodd beyond

Cairn on the ridge between Sliver Cove Beck and Deep Gill with Ennerdale Water, Great Borne and Starling Dodd beyond

Photo: Steven Mostyn (16)

Bowness Knott and Great Borne above Ennerdale Water

Bowness Knott and Great Borne above Ennerdale Water

Photo: Steven Mostyn (13)

Great Borne summit Trig Point

Great Borne summit Trig Point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (534)

The stone shelter on the summit of Great Borne

The stone shelter on the summit of Great Borne

Photo: Christine Shepherd (862)

On the ridge between Great Borne and Starling Dodd with Great Gable and Kirk Fell in the distance

On the ridge between Great Borne and Starling Dodd with Great Gable and Kirk Fell in the distance

Photo: Christine Shepherd (863)

Rake Beck on the SW slopes of Great Borne

Rake Beck on the SW slopes of Great Borne

Photo: Christine Shepherd (860)

Great Borne and Starling Dodd from Caw Fell

Great Borne and Starling Dodd from Caw Fell

Photo: David Hayter (233)

Great Borne and Starling Dodd beyond Ennerdale from Ennerdale Weir

Great Borne and Starling Dodd beyond Ennerdale from Ennerdale Weir

Photo: Steven Mostyn (7)

Bowness Knott and Great Borne above Ennerdale Water

Bowness Knott and Great Borne above Ennerdale Water

Photo: Steven Mostyn (12)

Ennerdale Water from halfway up Rake Beck on the lower SW slopes of Great Borne

Ennerdale Water from halfway up Rake Beck on the lower SW slopes of Great Borne

Photo: Christine Shepherd (859)

Crag Fell summit cairn with Great Borne (left), Starling Dodd (centre), Red Pike (Buttermere) and High Stile in the distance

Crag Fell summit cairn with Great Borne (left), Starling Dodd (centre), Red Pike (Buttermere) and High Stile in the distance

Photo: Steven Mostyn (23)

*Grasmoor (left of centre) and Red Pike (Buttermere) (right of centre) from Great Borne

*Grasmoor (left of centre) and Red Pike (Buttermere) (right of centre) from Great Borne

Photo: Andy Malcolm (70)

Great Borne and Starling Dodd above Ennerdale Water

Great Borne and Starling Dodd above Ennerdale Water

Photo: Steven Mostyn (11)

Descending back to Ennerdale and Bowness Knott Car Park on the SW slopes of Great Borne

Descending back to Ennerdale and Bowness Knott Car Park on the SW slopes of Great Borne

Photo: Christine Shepherd (865)

Great Borne across Ennerdale from the summit of Crag Fell

Great Borne across Ennerdale from the summit of Crag Fell

Photo: Steven Mostyn (24)

Climbing the ridge between Sliver Cove Beck and Deep Gill with Ennerdale Water, Great Borne and Starling Dodd beyond

Climbing the ridge between Sliver Cove Beck and Deep Gill with Ennerdale Water, Great Borne and Starling Dodd beyond

Photo: Steven Mostyn (15)

Great Borne summit trig point

Great Borne summit trig point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (26)


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