Walk c324 Starling Dodd and Great Borne from Buttermere

Fantastic views on less visited fells


Route outline for walk c324:

Buttermere  -  Sourmilk Gill  -  Bleaberry Tarn  -  Dodd (Buttermere)  -  The Saddle  -  Red Pike (Buttermere)  -  Ling Comb  -  Little Dodd  -  Starling Dodd  -  Great Borne  -  Floutern Tarn  -  Black Beck (Mosedale)  -  Blea Crag  -  Scale Force  -  Scale Beck (Crummock Water)  -  Crummock Water  -  Buttermere Dubs  -  Buttermere.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
3
English
Mountains
Wainwright
3
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
4
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Red Pike (Buttermere) at 755m (2478ft). Red Pike (Buttermere) is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (67th highest in England, 117th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 62). Red Pike (Buttermere) is also known as an English Nuttall (83rd highest in England, 142nd highest in England & Wales).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Dodd (Buttermere) at 641m (2104ft). Dodd (Buttermere) is also known as an English Nuttall (201st highest in England, 349th highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Starling Dodd at 633m (2078ft). Starling Dodd is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (157th highest in England, 270th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 122). Starling Dodd is also known as an English Nuttall (214th highest in England, 368th highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Great Borne at 616m (2021ft). Great Borne is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (171st highest in England, 299th highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 127) and an English Nuttall (243rd highest in England, 421st highest in England & Wales).

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Map:

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

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


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c324 Starling Dodd and Great Borne from Buttermere

In no particular order . . .

Loweswater from Highpark, Crummock Water

Loweswater from Highpark, Crummock Water

Photo: David Hayter (374)

Fleetwith Pike from the Southern shore of Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike from the Southern shore of Buttermere

Photo: Chris Haselden (41)

Crummock Water South shore

Crummock Water South shore

Photo: David Hayter (122)

Mellbreak, Crummock Water and Grasmoor with Dodd (Buttermere) and Bleaberry Tarn in the foreground from Red Pike (Buttermere)

Mellbreak, Crummock Water and Grasmoor with Dodd (Buttermere) and Bleaberry Tarn in the foreground from Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: John Crosfield (1)

Innominate Tarn on Hay stacks (frozen solid) with Great Gable rising majestically in the background

Innominate Tarn on Hay stacks (frozen solid) with Great Gable rising majestically in the background

Photo: John Crosfield (2)

Fleetwith Pike across Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike across Buttermere

Photo: Clare Howard (7)

Buttermere with Fleetwith Pike beyond

Buttermere with Fleetwith Pike beyond

Photo: James Brennan (8)

Great Borne summit Trig Point

Great Borne summit Trig Point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (534)

Fantastic panorama (not quite 360) from the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Fantastic panorama (not quite 360) from the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: John Dyason (23)

Mellbreak from Buttermere

Mellbreak from Buttermere

Photo: David Hayter (144)

The Edge of Crag Wood at Buttermere's South Eastern shore

The Edge of Crag Wood at Buttermere's South Eastern shore

Photo: Andy Malcolm (158)

Mellbreak, Crummock Water and Grasmoor from the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Mellbreak, Crummock Water and Grasmoor from the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Tony Higgs (33)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

Buttermere from the North West shore featuring Fleetwith Pike (just right of centre)

Buttermere from the North West shore featuring Fleetwith Pike (just right of centre)

Photo: Malcolm Johnson (1)

Fleetwith Pike and Hay Stacks (Haystacks) from the campsite near Buttermere village

Fleetwith Pike and Hay Stacks (Haystacks) from the campsite near Buttermere village

Photo: Stephen Collins (55)

Fleetwith Pike and The High Stile massif from the North shore of Crummock Water

Fleetwith Pike and The High Stile massif from the North shore of Crummock Water

Photo: David Hayter (372)

Fleetwith Pike (left) and Hay Stacks (right) across Buttermere Lake from Hassness

Fleetwith Pike (left) and Hay Stacks (right) across Buttermere Lake from Hassness

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (12)

Buttermere and Whitless Pike from Ling Comb

Buttermere and Whitless Pike from Ling Comb

Photo: Clare Howard (17)

Great End, Scafell Pike and Sca Fell from near the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Great End, Scafell Pike and Sca Fell from near the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Tony Higgs (35)

The view down Comb Beck as it flows towards Buttermere

The view down Comb Beck as it flows towards Buttermere

Photo: Rob Hadley (4)

Ennerdale Water and St Bees from Red Pike (Buttermere)

Ennerdale Water and St Bees from Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Paul Holroyd (5)

Iron Crag, Whoap, Crag Fell and Grike tower over Ennerdale Water from the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Iron Crag, Whoap, Crag Fell and Grike tower over Ennerdale Water from the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Tony Higgs (36)

Fleetwith Pike from Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike from Buttermere

Photo: Rob Pullan (17)

Wandope (left), Whiteless Pike and Rannerdale Knotts (right) from above Hause Point, Crummock Water

Wandope (left), Whiteless Pike and Rannerdale Knotts (right) from above Hause Point, Crummock Water

Photo: Andy Malcolm (129)

Fleetwith Pike refelected in Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike refelected in Buttermere

Photo: Clare Howard (8)

Autumn sunshine on Dale Head (left) and Fleetwith Pike (right) from Burtness Wood

Autumn sunshine on Dale Head (left) and Fleetwith Pike (right) from Burtness Wood

Photo: Andy Malcolm (12)

*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)

Fleetwith Pike reflected in Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike reflected in Buttermere

Photo: Paul Johnson (21)

Russ and Me on the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere) in the snow

Russ and Me on the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere) in the snow

Photo: Clare Howard (13)

Road Sign near Buttermere Village

Road Sign near Buttermere Village

Photo: David Hayter (137)

Buttermere

Buttermere

Photo: Richard Heeley (8)

Buttermere and Fleetwith Pike

Buttermere and Fleetwith Pike

Photo: William Ingram (3)

Buttermere Dubbs

Buttermere Dubbs

Photo: Clare Howard (6)

Great Borne summit trig point

Great Borne summit trig point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (26)

Rannerdale Knotts from Crummock Water

Rannerdale Knotts from Crummock Water

Photo: Joy Jacobson (1)

Whiteside (left) and Grasmoor from Crummock Water

Whiteside (left) and Grasmoor from Crummock Water

Photo: Andy Malcolm (114)

Honister Pass (left), Fleetwith Pike, Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and High Crag (Buttermere) across Buttermere

Honister Pass (left), Fleetwith Pike, Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and High Crag (Buttermere) across Buttermere

Photo: Dave Phillips (8)

Autumn sunshine on Dale Head (left) and Fleetwith Pike (right) from Burtness Wood

Autumn sunshine on Dale Head (left) and Fleetwith Pike (right) from Burtness Wood

Photo: Andy Malcolm (11)

Crummock Water, Rannerdale Knotts (left) and The High Stile Ridge from nr Cinderdale Common

Crummock Water, Rannerdale Knotts (left) and The High Stile Ridge from nr Cinderdale Common

Photo: Alex Malcolm (23)

Fleetwith Pike (left), Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and the shoulder of High Crag (Buttermere) (right) across Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike (left), Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and the shoulder of High Crag (Buttermere) (right) across Buttermere

Photo: Clare Howard (9)

Red Pike (Buttermere) summit from Lingcomb Edge with Pillar prominent across Ennerdale

Red Pike (Buttermere) summit from Lingcomb Edge with Pillar prominent across Ennerdale

Photo: Tony Higgs (31)

Heading up to North Goatfell and Goatfell from The Saddle, Cir Mhor at the head of Glen Sannox, Isle of Arran

Heading up to North Goatfell and Goatfell from The Saddle, Cir Mhor at the head of Glen Sannox, Isle of Arran

Photo: Derek Cambers (9)

The interior of Buttermere Church, Buttermere

The interior of Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Photo: Dave Phillips (10)

Crummock Water and Low Ling Crag - with Rannerdale Knotts (left), Fleetwith Pike (centre) and The High Stile Ridge (right)

Crummock Water and Low Ling Crag - with Rannerdale Knotts (left), Fleetwith Pike (centre) and The High Stile Ridge (right)

Photo: Alex Malcolm (24)

The shoulder of Grasmoor (left), Robinson, Rannerdale Knotts (centre) and the High Stile Ridge (High Crag, High Stile and Red Pike (Buttermere) reflected beautifully in a very still Crummock Water taken from the north west shore below Mellbreak

The shoulder of Grasmoor (left), Robinson, Rannerdale Knotts (centre) and the High Stile Ridge (High Crag, High Stile and Red Pike (Buttermere) reflected beautifully in a very still Crummock Water taken from the north west shore below Mellbreak

Photo: Geoff Rawlinson (1)

Whiteless Pike (left), High Snockrigg and Robinson (right) and Crummock Water from Black Beck (Mosedale)

Whiteless Pike (left), High Snockrigg and Robinson (right) and Crummock Water from Black Beck (Mosedale)

Photo: David Hayter (369)

Buttermere Lake - with the lower slopes of High Stile (left), Hen Comb (centre) and Mellbreak (right)

Buttermere Lake - with the lower slopes of High Stile (left), Hen Comb (centre) and Mellbreak (right)

Photo: Jack Adams (1)

Red Pike (Buttermere) from Dodd (Buttermere)

Red Pike (Buttermere) from Dodd (Buttermere)

Photo: Rob Pullan (21)

Buttermere

Buttermere

Photo: Rob Hadley (1)

Low Ling Crag and Crummock Water from Blea Crag

Low Ling Crag and Crummock Water from Blea Crag

Photo: David Hayter (18)

Plaque dedicated to Alfred Wainwright in Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Plaque dedicated to Alfred Wainwright in Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Photo: Dave Phillips (11)

Buttermere Lakeside path

Buttermere Lakeside path

Photo: David Hayter (143)

Great view of Brandreth, Green Gable, Great Gable (the rounded dome), Kirk Fell, Pillar (the highest point), Black Crag and Steeple  from Lingcomb Edge just below the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Great view of Brandreth, Green Gable, Great Gable (the rounded dome), Kirk Fell, Pillar (the highest point), Black Crag and Steeple from Lingcomb Edge just below the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Tony Higgs (32)

No smoking sign on the door of Buttermere Church, Buttermere

No smoking sign on the door of Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Photo: Dave Phillips (9)

*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)

High Snockrigg and Robinson across Buttermere

High Snockrigg and Robinson across Buttermere

Photo: Andy Malcolm (160)

Crummock Water and Low Ling Crag - with Rannerdale Knotts (left), Fleetwith Pike (centre) and The High Stile Ridge (right)

Crummock Water and Low Ling Crag - with Rannerdale Knotts (left), Fleetwith Pike (centre) and The High Stile Ridge (right)

Photo: Alex Malcolm (25)

Hay Stacks and Buttermere

Hay Stacks and Buttermere

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (9)

High Stile, Red Pike (Buttermere) and Dodd (Buttermere) from across Buttermere

High Stile, Red Pike (Buttermere) and Dodd (Buttermere) from across Buttermere

Photo: Andy Malcolm (157)

The wrought iron 'Shepherd’s Gate',  Buttermere Church, Buttermere

The wrought iron 'Shepherd’s Gate', Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Photo: Dave Phillips (12)

Buttermere

Buttermere

Photo: David Hayter (27)

Crummock Water and Whiteside from Scale Beck

Crummock Water and Whiteside from Scale Beck

Photo: David Hayter (20)

The Grasmoor Fells from near Bleaberry Tarn

The Grasmoor Fells from near Bleaberry Tarn

Photo: Clare Howard (16)

Buttermere village from Red Pike (Buttermere) with the Grasmoor massif looming large in the background

Buttermere village from Red Pike (Buttermere) with the Grasmoor massif looming large in the background

Photo: Peter Dryden (1)

Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere Lake from Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere Lake from Buttermere

Photo: Richard Duff (4)

Fleetwith Pike (centre) and Buttermere from Crummock Water

Fleetwith Pike (centre) and Buttermere from Crummock Water

Photo: Andy Malcolm (9)

Scale Beck near Crummock Water

Scale Beck near Crummock Water

Photo: David Hayter (375)

Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Photo: Dave Phillips (13)

Looking across Buttermere Lake to a Cottage below Hay Stacks (Haystacks) from Hassness

Looking across Buttermere Lake to a Cottage below Hay Stacks (Haystacks) from Hassness

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (11)

Buttermere, with Fleetwith Pike straight ahead and Hay Stacks (Haystacks) to the right

Buttermere, with Fleetwith Pike straight ahead and Hay Stacks (Haystacks) to the right

Photo: David Dawber (1)

Russ with High Snockrigg, Robinson and Buttermere in the background from above from Burtness Wood

Russ with High Snockrigg, Robinson and Buttermere in the background from above from Burtness Wood

Photo: Clare Howard (12)

Robinson and Buttermere from Old Burtness below Red Pike (Buttermere)

Robinson and Buttermere from Old Burtness below Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Clare Howard (10)

Scale Force and Gale Fell

Scale Force and Gale Fell

Photo: David Hayter (19)

Buttermere

Buttermere

Photo: Rob Hadley (2)

High Snockrigg, Robinson, Hindscarth and Dale Head (Newlands) above Dodd (Buttermere) and Buttermere Lake from Red Pike (Buttermere)

High Snockrigg, Robinson, Hindscarth and Dale Head (Newlands) above Dodd (Buttermere) and Buttermere Lake from Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Tony Higgs (34)

Me and Russ at the top of Scale Force

Me and Russ at the top of Scale Force

Photo: Clare Howard (14)

Early morning mist catches the low light on Crummock Water with the towering Grasmoor beyond

Early morning mist catches the low light on Crummock Water with the towering Grasmoor beyond

Photo: Andy Malcolm (113)

Queens club ramblers atop of Red Pike (Buttermere) 2011

Queens club ramblers atop of Red Pike (Buttermere) 2011

Photo: John Dick (2)

Buttermere village

Buttermere village

Photo: David Hayter (145)

Scale Force

Scale Force

Photo: Clare Howard (15)

Red Pike (Buttermere) (left) and Dodd (Buttermere) right from Old Burtness below Bleaberry Tarn

Red Pike (Buttermere) (left) and Dodd (Buttermere) right from Old Burtness below Bleaberry Tarn

Photo: Clare Howard (11)

Crummock Water, Rannerdale Knotts (left) and The High Stile Ridge from Cinderdale Common

Crummock Water, Rannerdale Knotts (left) and The High Stile Ridge from Cinderdale Common

Photo: Alex Malcolm (22)

Crummock Water from Buttermere

Crummock Water from Buttermere

Photo: David Hayter (136)


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