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2004 07 21 - Red Pike, Starling Dodd and Great Borne with Paul D.

We followed the well worn route from Buttermere climbing the path near to Sour Milk Gill up to Bleaberry Tarn. After a brief rest at the tarn we climbed the steep screes to the top of Red Pike. From here we crossed to Starling Dodd over Little Dodd  and then on to Great Borne. The descent down Steel Brow was steeper than expected and beyond Floutern Tarn the walk became a bit of trudge at times, over boggy ground. It may be that we had just become a little tired. We eventually reached Scale Force and finished back at Buttermere. The weather forecast had not been good but we had not a drop of rain all afternoon and finished the walk in sunshine. Another excellent walk on an excellent day. The pint back at the Fish Inn could very easily have become a lot more.

 

The bottom of Sour Milk Gill from near the start of the walk

 

Grasmoor

 

Higher up Sour Milk Gill

 

Red Pike looking towards The Saddle

 

Looking back down to Bleaberry Tarn

 

Spot the dog!

 

High Snockrigg and Robinson

 

I wasn't that far behind

 

High Stile from Red Pike's summit

 

Looking towards Starling Dodd and Great Borne

 

Mellbreak and Crummock water

 

Approaching Starling Dodd

 

Starling Dodd summit

 

Looking back to Red Pike and High Stile

 

Ennerdale from Starling Dodd summit

 

Coming down from Starling Dodd

 

And starting up again

 

A dirty dog aka Meg

 

The summit of Great Borne - looking back the way we came

 

And looking towards Clough Head in the middle distance

 

Dropping down Steel Brow and looking west towards the coast

 

Floutern Tarn

 

Coming Down to Crummock Water

 

Grasmoor and Crumock Water

 

A last view of Red Pike

 

Fleetwith Pike as we near the end of the walk

 

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