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: First visit: 29th December 2014 (walk 90). Second visit: 17th February 2018 (walk 142).

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

Burney summit

The OS column on Burney summit

Second round: 135 of 330. [ << Raven Crag (134)  (136) Pike o’Blisco >> ]

Route of ascent and descent: First visit: 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.

Second visit: Reversed the route of ascent. Descended to the east (effectively reversing the Wainwright route) then down to Gawthwaite.

Burney and sheep

Burney from the south-east

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 is a long way to come just to bag one fell (as I proved on walk 142) so it is probably better done as part of a a longer walk in the Woodland district.

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2 Responses 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 […]

  2. […] only the tiniest little scrap from the Lake District itself — this being the summit of Burney, the only one visited […]

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