Burney from the north

Burney, pictured from the north, from the slopes of Tottlebank Height

Summit:  Burney is 979 feet above sea level.

Date bagged: 29th December 2014 (walk 90).

Bagged as number: 281 of 330. [ << Naddle Horseshoe (274-280)  (282-4) Devoke Water circuit >> ]

Burney summit

The OS column on the summit of Burney

Route of ascent and descent: Came up from the north, following the relatively gentle ridge that starts from the road crossing Subberthwaite Common. This is not discussed in the Wainwright chapter but is a perfectly practicable way up. Descended southwards, to the main A5092 road.

What Mr Wainwright says (from pages 112-3 of volume 8): “…in general Burney is featureless, a grassy mound with little to commend it, but redeemed by a superb view that ranges from far out in the Irish Sea to the Yorkshire Pennines and includes most of the southern half of Lakeland… Considering the modest altitude and ease of access, a most rewarding panorama is revealed from Burney.”

What I say:  The Outlying Fells cannot, in general, deliver on ruggedness or altitude but one aspect in which they do rival their bigger cousins is with the views, and this is certainly true here. Even without this I thought Burney a decent climb but it’d be a long way to come just to bag this one fell, so best to include it as part of a longer walk in the Woodland district.

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One Response to “Burney”

  1. […] two fells done earlier this year, the two in the Blawith Knott chapter, and then a new one, Burney. Walk 90 was a long walk — 15 miles, and with the time of year, I finished it almost in the […]

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