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Great Borne
616m (2021ft)

The Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Great Borne as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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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)



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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

Julie Clough walked up on September 20th, 2020 [from/via/route] From Ennerdale, on to Starling Dodd, Red Pike, High Stile & High Crag [with] Nobody [weather] Perfect Indian summer day. Blue skies, sunshine and just a hint of breeze - Charlotte's 16th birthday 🎉

Darren Wilson climbed on August 30th, 2020 [from/via/route] Buttermere, Great Borne,Starling Dodd, Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag, Haystacks, Fleetwith Pike [with] Mike [weather] Good day - Clear day good views

Dave Eyes bagged on August 19th, 2019 [from/via/route] Parked at carpark under Bowness Knott on the shore of ennerdale water. Walked along the shore path and then up Starling Dodd and then on to Great Borne [with] Christine Eyes [weather] Cloudy with a heavy rain and a very strong wind - hardly any views.

Wayne Baxter hiked on August 7th, 2020 [from/via/route] Ennerdale Waters Bowness knot car park. Back along the road to a stile on your right,up to Herdus and follow path to Great Borne, now follow path to Starling Dodd. On to Little Dodd before turning left down a very steep path to Ennerdale waters and back to car. (the route down is not recommended) [with] Sue [weather] Rain to start with very high winds. Sunny on the way back.

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

Caroline Winter conquered 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 scaled on April 14th, 2019 [from/via/route] C411 [with] Bo [weather] Cloudy/sunny. Very Cold bit breezy.

Elaine Evans walked up 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 climbed on August 30th, 2018 [from/via/route] Bowness Knot [weather] Sunny

John Bryers bagged 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 hiked 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 summited on January 21st, 2017 [with] Solo

Tracey Cowell conquered 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 scaled on June 6th, 2003 [with] Mike [weather] OK - bit hazy

Craig Steeland walked up on October 20th, 2016 [from/via/route] Buttermere [with] on my own [weather] sunny and clear - Beautiful autumn day

Nina Albertelli climbed on October 9th, 2016 [from/via/route] Herdus [with] Nina, Chez, Ted, Peppa and Deano [weather] Perfect

Anthony Scott bagged on June 27th, 2016 [from/via/route] YHA Ennerdale [with] me [weather] Breezy, some drizzle, rain on the way

Christine Knowles hiked on May 16th, 2016 [from/via/route] Ennerdale via High Stile Ridge and Starling Dodd [with] Graham [weather] Cold but clear - This was higher than expected.

Victoria Bates has summited [from/via/route] C144 [with] Mark - Running back for ice cream

David Noble conquered on November 14th, 2015 [from/via/route] Bowness Knott [with] Jack [weather] Hurricane Jane ended up light constant rain and 25mph winds a dud

Kevin Parnham scaled on May 13th, 2015 [from/via/route] From Ennerdale via Whiteoak Moss [with] Jo [weather] Glorious day - An excellent but long walk

Colin Egan walked up on March 24th, 2015 [from/via/route] Ascent from Bowness Point car park [with] My wife Faith and son Peter [weather] Cold, windy, sleet & hail, followed by sun - Made a big mistake not taking the most direct route up via Herdus Scaw and Rake Beck. We went up to the left of Herdus and must have missed the path up because we ended up slogging our way up a steep pathless slope on grass and moss!

Keith Eastman climbed on July 26th, 2014 [from/via/route] c411

Harry Meijer bagged on August 16th, 2014 [from/via/route] The Ennerdale Horseshoe [with] The Lake District Walker

Charlie Housley has hiked [from/via/route] The path that runs alongside Rake Beck. [with] Solo. [weather] Well, after setting off from home in Leeds I had high spirits that the weather was going to be exceptional; this proved misguided. There was low cloud in Ennerdale that shrouded my entire walk up Great Borne and along to Starling Dodd. It wasn't until I descended back down to Ennerdale that I started to see blue sky. From 13.00hrs it was superb for the rest of the day!

Clive Ward summited on March 4th, 2014 [from/via/route] Parked near Loweswater. This was 4th and hardest of the 7 Wainwrights that day. See Burnbank Fell. [with] Ian Jackson, Chris Francis.

Darren Mortimer conquered on September 14th, 2013 [from/via/route] Buttermere [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Fantastic sunny day with white fluffy clouds and very little wind

Phillip Bulley scaled on July 12th, 2013 [from/via/route] Gale Fell [with] Judith and Toby! [weather] Sunny and Hot!

Dale Verrall walked up on March 11th, 2012 [from/via/route] Ennerdsle Water - Walk number C411 [with] Amber [weather] Low cloud but warm

Paul Carmichael climbed on November 18th, 2012 [from/via/route] Buttermere [with] Neil Hopkin [weather] Good

Iain Taylor bagged on May 1st, 2011 [from/via/route] Buttermere (NY 17756 17088)

Tony Aspden hiked on June 12th, 2012 [from/via/route] C2C from Ennerdale Bridge [with] Andy [weather] Sunny

Stephen Littlewood summited on August 12th, 2012 [from/via/route] From Buttermere, up Mosedale [weather] overcast and windy - start of ridge walk from Great Borne, Starling Dodd, Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag and Haystacks 17mile round trip

Carl Murphy conquered on July 7th, 2012 [from/via/route] bowness knott [weather] cloudy,warm

Christine Shepherd scaled on August 14th, 2010 [from/via/route] Walked from Buttermere using c411 [with] On my own [weather] Sunny apart from the top of Red Pike which was in mist.

Melanie Dunn, Teresa Lowery, Adrian Roberts, John Walter, Alan Fowler, Steven Woodroffe, Louise Sandwith, Jonathan Tobin, Patricia Dilley, Simon Duerden, Gordon Lee, Paul Booth, Linda Mckeogh, Rob Barklamb, Louis Smith, Jeanette Coward, Trevor Williams, Raymond Barnett, Paul Henderson, Libby Burns, John Cuthbert, Stephen Millington and Ray O'hara have all walked, climbed & bagged Great Borne.

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

Bowness Knott and Great Borne above Ennerdale Water

Bowness Knott and Great Borne above Ennerdale Water

Photo: Steven Mostyn (12)

Bowness Knott and Great Borne above Ennerdale Water

Bowness Knott and Great Borne above Ennerdale Water

Photo: Steven Mostyn (13)

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 and Starling Dodd beyond Ennerdale from Ennerdale Weir

Great Borne and Starling Dodd beyond Ennerdale from Ennerdale Weir

Photo: Steven Mostyn (7)

Great Borne summit trig point

Great Borne summit trig point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (26)

Great Borne across Ennerdale from the summit of Crag Fell

Great Borne across Ennerdale from the summit of Crag Fell

Photo: Steven Mostyn (24)

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)

*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)

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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