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Base Brown

Grid Reference: NY 22516 11461
Height: 646 metres/2419 feet

"being itself of striking appearance, gaunt, steep-sided, a pyramid of tumbled boulders and scree, a desert abandoned to nature."
A Wainwright

The summit of Base Brown is the culmination of the north eastern spur of Green Gable and part nof a popular route from Seathwaite, Borrowdale Climbing via Sty Head to Great Gable and then descending over Green Gable and Base Brown, but most do not climb the short distance to the summit, instead they follow the path descending into Gillercombe at the saddle before the summit is reached.

A pleasant summit with some good views over the Borrowdale Valley, a good scent is to climb alongside Sour Milk Gill, the magnificent series of waterfalls above Seathwaite, and from the top of the fells climbing the northernmost shoulder of Base Brown where a feint path winds around the crags and outcrops to the summit.

  1. Borrowdale Walking Weekend

    Regular Price: £50.00

    Special Price £45.00

    Distance: Up to 14km / 9 miles per day
    Ascent: Up to 1190m / 3900ft per day
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    Two longer days of walking on rough ground

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