Sunday, 28th June 2009

             

            

 

Walk: Great Borne, Starling Dodd, Red Pike, High Stile and High Crag
Start Point: Newlands Road Grid Reference: NY 176 170
Distance: 14 miles Ascent: 4,000 feet
Time: 8 hours    
Weather: Sun and rain
Comments: Five walkers started in the warm sunshine with a welcome cooling down at Scale Force before continuing on past Floutern Tarn and on to the strenuous climb of the day up to Great Borne. Then we continued on up to Starling Dodd taking a lunch break on its lower slopes. Half way up the climb to Red Pike the weather started to turn cloudy and by the time we reached the summit it was raining. This continued intermittently all along the ridge so the views from High Stile and High Crag were poor to say the least. By the time we reached Scarth Gap the rain had stopped and the clouds cleared to give us a pleasant walk back to Buttermere.

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Floutern Tarn

 

Great Borne

 

Starling Dodd

 

Red Pike - the weather closed in after this photo


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