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Great Borne
616m (2021ft)

The Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England

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English Mountain
171st highest in England,
299th in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 127)

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English Nuttall
243rd highest in England,
421st in England & Wales

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English Trig Point (Pillar)





Great Borne is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL4
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 89
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



Great Borne is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:

*Version marked with the walk routes you need to follow to Walk all 214 Wainwrights in just 59 walks.



You can walk to the top of Great Borne by using any of these 3 easy to follow route maps:





Your Personal Mountain & Hill Bagging Record Your Personal Mountain & Hill Bagging Record

If you LOG ON and then RELOAD this page it will display when you climbed, bagged and conquered Great Borne, what the weather was like, who you went with and any other comments you might like to add to remind you of that fantastic day. For more details see Your Personal Mountain, Top, Peak and Hill Bagging Record.



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

Andrew Johnson walked up on November 20th, 2019 [from/via/route] Ennerdale [with] Ted [weather] Some cloud

Caroline Winter climbed on August 27th, 2019 [from/via/route] Gatesgarth, Scarth Gap Pass, Seat, High Crag, High Stile, Red Pike, Starling Dodd, Great Borne, Steel Brow, Scales, The Fish at Buttermere, B5289 to CP [with] Becky [weather] 9.30 Start and already feeling hot and sticky on long climb up. No wind until late afternoon (SW), and great views of surrounding Fells. Cloud predicted on High Crag at 1pm, and cloud descended on leaving Great Borne. - Classic ridge walk with a plethora of views, not forthcoming on last visit here. Red scree peppering slopes of Red pike, so to descend further along after continuing the ridge to Starling Dodd and Great Borne (Starling Dodd has a very odd twisted metal structure on its top and Great Borne is a pile of stones). Also, saves climbing them from Ennerdale. Came down further West along a track, so needed to back Track to find NW route. Long walk out along slippery rocks and bracken. Diversion at scale Bridge, due to reconstruction. Missed last bus at 17.18 hrs, so ate a delicious trout dinner at The Fish, before walking the road-nearly as pleasant as the lake walk, and saved £25 plus on taxi fare.

Richard Marshall bagged on April 14th, 2019 [from/via/route] C411 [with] Bo [weather] Cloudy/sunny. Very Cold bit breezy.

Elaine Evans hiked on January 11th, 2019 [from/via/route] From Bowness Knott car park back along road to bridleway leading up to Great Borne, across to Starling Dodd then descended to forest path to walk alongside river and shores of Ennerdale on way back to car. [with] Sue and Christine [weather] Dry, dull but clear day - Good walk out for our first AWs of the year.

David Watson summited on August 30th, 2018 [from/via/route] Bowness Knot [weather] Sunny

John Bryers conquered on August 16th, 2018 [from/via/route] First of 7 Wainwrights. Camped at Syke Farm, Buttermere. Walked along Crummock water from Scale bridge Scale force, traversing Starling Dodd to join ridge path to top of Great Bourne. [with] With Mya my faithful Patterdale Terrier. [weather] Weather blustery with occasional showers with some strong cool winds for August! - Once bagged, returned via Starling Dodd to Red Pike and beyond!

John Almond scaled on August 22nd, 2017 [from/via/route] go4awalk c411 route reversed - From Buttermere Village - Crummock Water - Black Beck - Floutern Tarn - GREAT BORNE - Starling Dodd - Little Dodd - Scale Beck - Crummock Water - Wainwright 105 [with] Solo [weather] Good. - Had planned to do this walk as published, but carelessly missed the left turn at Scale Beck! Rather than turn back, I decided to carry on to Great Borne first! Would probably recommend the other way, and do the climbing with fresh legs!

Leon Harvey walked up on January 21st, 2017 [with] Solo

Tracey Cowell climbed on November 27th, 2016 [from/via/route] Bowness knott/brown how/herdus/great borne/gavel fell/starling dodd/little dodd/Gillette waited yha /ennerdale shore path [with] Richard jennings/Jaclyn simpson/karen howkins/ Stephen green/ linzi / Sue round [weather] Snow sun cloud

Mark Davidson bagged on June 6th, 2003 [with] Mike [weather] OK - bit hazy

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

*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)

*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 across Ennerdale from the summit of Crag Fell

Great Borne across Ennerdale from the summit of Crag Fell

Photo: Steven Mostyn (24)

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)

Bowness Knott and Great Borne above Ennerdale Water

Bowness Knott and Great Borne above Ennerdale Water

Photo: Steven Mostyn (13)

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)

Great Borne summit trig point

Great Borne summit trig point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (26)

Great Borne and Starling Dodd beyond Ennerdale from Ennerdale Weir

Great Borne and Starling Dodd beyond Ennerdale from Ennerdale Weir

Photo: Steven Mostyn (7)

Great Borne and Starling Dodd from Caw Fell

Great Borne and Starling Dodd from Caw Fell

Photo: David Hayter (233)

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)


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