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Starling Dodd

Starling Dodd



Grid Reference: NY 14206 15747
Height: 633 metres/2077 feet

"It's neat rounded summit surveys exciting landscapes but remains shyly aloof."
A Wainwright

To the west of Red Pike the Buttermere Fells ridge continues, a much less trodden route, crossing first the subsidiary summit of Little Dodd before crossing the summit of Starling Dodd and continuing to the summit of Great Borne, the end of the ridge.

To the south the slopes drop down into the Ennerdale Valley, forested on their lower slopes, while to the north Scale Beck descends to Scale Force and Crummock Water.

  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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