Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere

Fantastic views on less visited fells


Route outline for walk c411:

Buttermere  -  Buttermere Dubbs  -  Scale Bridge  -  Scale Force  -  Scale Beck  -  Blea Crag  -  Lingcomb Edge  -  Ling Comb  -  Little Dodd (Ennerdale)  -  Starling Dodd  -  Great Borne  -  Floutern Tarn  -  Black Beck (Mosedale)  -  Scale Force  -  Scale Beck (Crummock Water)  -  Crummock Water  -  Buttermere




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
2
English
Mountains
Wainwright
2
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
2
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Marilyns
Bridget
1
Bridget

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Starling Dodd at 633m (2078ft). Starling Dodd is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (157th highest in England, 269th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 122). Starling Dodd is also known as an English Nuttall (212th highest in England, 364th highest in England & Wales).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Great Borne at 616m (2021ft). Great Borne is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (171st highest in England, 299th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 127). Great Borne is also known as an English Nuttall (241st highest in England, 417th highest in England & Wales). The summit of Great Borne is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

You will also reach the summit of Little Dodd (Ennerdale) at 590m (1936ft). Little Dodd (Ennerdale) is known as an English Bridget. The summit of Little Dodd (Ennerdale) is marked by a cairn and a tangle of old fence posts..

This walk 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)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere

In no particular order . . .

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - 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)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - 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)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Seathwaite Fell summit cairn

Seathwaite Fell summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (866)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Buttermere

Buttermere

Photo: David Hayter (27)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - 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)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Plaque dedicated to Alfred Wainwright in Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Plaque dedicated to Alfred Wainwright in Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Photo: Dave Phillips (11)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Sheltering from the rain in Ennerdale

Sheltering from the rain in Ennerdale

Photo: Kevin Finn (29)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - 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)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Scale Force and Gale Fell

Scale Force and Gale Fell

Photo: David Hayter (19)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Rake Beck on the SW slopes of Great Borne

Rake Beck on the SW slopes of Great Borne

Photo: Christine Shepherd (860)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere Lake from Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere Lake from Buttermere

Photo: Richard Duff (4)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Me and Russ at the top of Scale Force

Me and Russ at the top of Scale Force

Photo: Clare Howard (14)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Crummock Water from Buttermere

Crummock Water from Buttermere

Photo: David Hayter (136)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Dodd and Robinson from Lingcomb Edge

Dodd and Robinson from Lingcomb Edge

Photo: David Hayter (21)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - 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)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - 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)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - 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)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - 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)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Buttermere Lakeside path

Buttermere Lakeside path

Photo: David Hayter (143)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Fleetwith Pike from Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike from Buttermere

Photo: Rob Pullan (17)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - 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)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Road Sign near Buttermere Village

Road Sign near Buttermere Village

Photo: David Hayter (137)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Rannerdale Knotts from Crummock Water

Rannerdale Knotts from Crummock Water

Photo: Joy Jacobson (1)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - 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)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - 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)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - 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)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - 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)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Great Borne summit trig point

Great Borne summit trig point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (26)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - 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)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Great Gable from Ennerdale

Great Gable from Ennerdale

Photo: Kevin Finn (31)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - The cairn and tangle of old fence posts that mark the summit of Little Dodd (Ennerdale)

The cairn and tangle of old fence posts that mark the summit of Little Dodd (Ennerdale)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (492)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Fleetwith Pike reflected in Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike reflected in Buttermere

Photo: Paul Johnson (21)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - High Snockrigg and Robinson across Buttermere

High Snockrigg and Robinson across Buttermere

Photo: Andy Malcolm (160)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - 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)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Fleetwith Pike refelected in Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike refelected in Buttermere

Photo: Clare Howard (8)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Mellbreak from Buttermere

Mellbreak from Buttermere

Photo: David Hayter (144)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - The stone shelter on the summit of Great Borne

The stone shelter on the summit of Great Borne

Photo: Christine Shepherd (862)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Photo: Dave Phillips (13)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Low Ling Crag and Crummock Water from Blea Crag

Low Ling Crag and Crummock Water from Blea Crag

Photo: David Hayter (18)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Misty conditions in Ennerdale

Misty conditions in Ennerdale

Photo: Christine Shepherd (35)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - No smoking sign on the door of Buttermere Church, Buttermere

No smoking sign on the door of Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Photo: Dave Phillips (9)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Great Borne summit Trig Point

Great Borne summit Trig Point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (534)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Scale Force

Scale Force

Photo: Clare Howard (15)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Scale Beck near Crummock Water

Scale Beck near Crummock Water

Photo: David Hayter (375)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - The interior of Buttermere Church, Buttermere

The interior of Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Photo: Dave Phillips (10)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Loweswater from Highpark, Crummock Water

Loweswater from Highpark, Crummock Water

Photo: David Hayter (374)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - 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)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - 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)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Route finding in Ennerdale

Route finding in Ennerdale

Photo: Kevin Finn (32)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - 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)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Crummock Water South shore

Crummock Water South shore

Photo: David Hayter (122)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Fleetwith Pike from the Southern shore of Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike from the Southern shore of Buttermere

Photo: Chris Haselden (41)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Buttermere

Buttermere

Photo: Rob Hadley (2)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Fleetwith Pike across Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike across Buttermere

Photo: Clare Howard (7)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Buttermere village

Buttermere village

Photo: David Hayter (145)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Whiteside (left) and Grasmoor from Crummock Water

Whiteside (left) and Grasmoor from Crummock Water

Photo: Andy Malcolm (114)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Starling Dodd summit cairn

Starling Dodd summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (864)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - *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)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Buttermere with Fleetwith Pike beyond

Buttermere with Fleetwith Pike beyond

Photo: James Brennan (8)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - The head of Ennerdale

The head of Ennerdale

Photo: Kevin Finn (30)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Crummock Water and Whiteside from Scale Beck

Crummock Water and Whiteside from Scale Beck

Photo: David Hayter (20)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Great Borne summit Trig Point

Great Borne summit Trig Point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (861)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - 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)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - 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)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Ennerdale

Ennerdale

Photo: Kai Peters (2)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Buttermere

Buttermere

Photo: Rob Hadley (1)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Buttermere Dubbs

Buttermere Dubbs

Photo: Clare Howard (6)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Buttermere and Fleetwith Pike

Buttermere and Fleetwith Pike

Photo: William Ingram (3)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - 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)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Fleetwith Pike (centre) and Buttermere from Crummock Water

Fleetwith Pike (centre) and Buttermere from Crummock Water

Photo: Andy Malcolm (9)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Buttermere (below), Whitless Pike (left) and High Snockrigg (right) from Ling Comb

Buttermere (below), Whitless Pike (left) and High Snockrigg (right) from Ling Comb

Photo: Clare Howard (17)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - The view down Comb Beck as it flows towards Buttermere

The view down Comb Beck as it flows towards Buttermere

Photo: Rob Hadley (4)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - 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)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - The wrought iron 'Shepherd’s Gate',  Buttermere Church, Buttermere

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

Photo: Dave Phillips (12)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Buttermere

Buttermere

Photo: Richard Heeley (8)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - 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)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - Hay Stacks and Buttermere

Hay Stacks and Buttermere

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (9)

Walk c411 Starling Dodd via Scale Beck from Buttermere - 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)


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