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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




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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