Walk                 : Binsey

                                        Date                 : 27th September 2015

                                        Weather           : Scorching hot, clear blue sky 20°C

                                        Route Details    : The Carlisle Road at Bewaldeth

                                                                               

                                        Distance           : @ 3.5 miles

                                               

                                                A 3D visual of the walk

 

 

                            

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                  Overview

 

                                    The fine weather in Lakeland continues so today we decide to do a tiddler as it was really hot for climbing. Binsey at 1,466 feet fit the bill and is the

                                    last outpost of Wainwright Fells in the Northern region. This is one of those fells you can try out first if you decide you want to do fell walking, its

                                    very easy, navigation is simple and the views up top for this modest fell are quite stunning

 

 

It’s the back end of September in Lakeland …… honestly !!!

 

 

Just off the main road from Keswick to Carlisle at Bewaldeth there is ample parking

 

 

From the road a view of Binsey

 

 

Through the gate and follow the farm track

 

 

Sue & Ste head off

 

 

The West crag of Binsey dominates the early views

 

 

Looking across to Skiddaw from the Farm track

 

 

Through the gate at the end of the track that leads out onto the open fell side

 

 

Heading towards the West Crag

 

  

 

Through the gate in the intake wall – dog owners beware

 

 

The path swings round to the left to take advantage of easier slopes

 

 

Busy bee !!!

 

  

 

Starting to pass in front of the West Crag

 

 

Heading towards the summit

 

 

The summit of Binsey

 

 

A fantastic panorama

 

A 360 degree view from the summit …  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM-25vjsspA

 

 

The summit OS Trig point

 

 

Whilst enjoying the summit views we are joined by “Morph” and his owners

 

 

A view across to Bassentwaite Lake

 

 

This guy has the right idea … get in the shade !!

 

 

On the way home we stopped off in the Grasmere Tea Rooms and I can highly recommended it

 

 

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