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Great Borne

Great Borne



Grid Reference: NY 12398 15747
Height: 616 metres/2021 feet

"The fell is a familiar sight to West Cumbrians: From Ennerdale Water it rise as a massive buttress to the High Stile ridge."
A Wainwright

The westernmost summit on the High Stile ridge Great Bourne is more of an Ennerdale fell, rising steeply above the Ennerdale Valley, a rominent sight from this side of the ridge, whereas from the Buttermere Valley Great Bourne is hidden from view.

Known locally as Herdus, deriving from it's former name of Herdhouse.

A pleasant ascent can be made from Bowness, in the Ennerdale Valley where the climb over Bowness Knott is particularly enjoyable.

  1. The summit of Starling Dodd with Pillar beyond

    Great Borne and Starling Dodd: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A steep climb at first then wonderful views over Ennerdale and the West Cumbrian coast

    Distance: 12km / 7.5 miles
    Ascent: 880m / 2900ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. High Crag from Haystacks

    The Buttermere Fells Extended: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A longer walk over rough ground with stunning views throughout over Buttermere and Ennerdale

    Distance: 20km / 12 miles
    Ascent: 1210m / 4000ft
    Duration: 8 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  3. The Ennerdale Valley

    The Ennerdale Horseshoe: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    One of the longest day walks in the Lake District, but a wonderful rewarding day in beautiful mountains

    Distance: 21km / 13 miles
    Ascent: 1890m / 6200ft
    Duration: 12 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  4. The Ennerdale Valley from Green Gable

    A Weekend at Black Sail: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    Two days of hard walking over rough ground with a night at the most remote Youth Hotel in England

    Distance: 37km / 23 miles
    Ascent: 2600m / 8500ft
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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