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21 07 2004 - 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 clambered up 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, rounded off with some refreshing beer at the Fish Inn.




Higher up Sour Milk Gill


Red Pike


Looking back down to Bleaberry Tarn


Spot the dog!


High Snockrigg and Robinson


At the shelter on Red Pike


High Stile from Red Pike's summit


Looking towards Starling Dodd and Great Borne


Mellbreak and Crummock water


Starling Dodd summit


Looking back to Red Pike and High Stile


Ennerdale from Starling Dodd summit


And starting up Great Borne


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


Fleetwith Pike as we near the end of the walk