Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

Bleakwind Basin is a giant's encampment found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is inhabited by two giants tending their mammoths. Several pouches of Mammoth Cheese Bowl can be found around the bonfire. There are some Bleeding Crown and a nirnroot. Sometimes, farmers come to Bleakwind Basin to offer their cows to the giants.



  • To the northeast of Bleakwind Basin, there is a creek leading into a small pool. In the middle of the pool there is a skeleton's arm protruding from the water, grasping a leveled sword. This is a notable easter egg, referencing Excalibur and the Lady of the Lake from the Arthurian Legends.
  • It is a possible spawn location for Meridia's Beacon.
  • If the map is viewed during the quest "The Mind of Madness," it appears that Pelagius' mind is directly north of here.


This section contains bugs related to Bleakwind Basin. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  /  XB1  ,  PS3  /  PS4  ,  PC  /  MAC  ,  NX  /  PS5  ,  XS  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  360   After the camp is cleared, there is a chance the giants and mammoths here will not respawn.
  •  360   PS3   Giants and mammoths may get stuck in the rock pillar.
  •  PC   PS3   Upon fast travelling to the camp, the mammoths may hover high above the ground for a few seconds before falling to the ground and becoming injured or even killed.