19th March 2008

A short walk up Binsey


Walk Overview
Time 16.00 to 16.50
Duration 50 min
Distance 2.1 mile
Ascent 650 ft
Walking with On my own
Binsey Lodge - Binsey summit - Intake Wall - Binsey Lodge
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside parking, Binsey Cottage

There isn't much room along here I'm afraid; four cars if you're lucky. Then again, and quite wrongly in my opinion, Binsey has a reputation of being an "also visited" fell, so the chances are that you'll still get a parking space.


Route Map

I didn't expect to walk at all today, but after getting some other stuff out of the way a little earlier than I expected to, I decided to have a quick walk up Binsey; a great little, out of the way fell in the northern Lake District.

A close up of Dash Falls, or as they're marked on the map Whitewater Dash (waterfall), or quite simply Dash as people who live here would say.

The walk from the car to the summit only takes about 30 minutes or so, but if you should decide to walk here, please don't forget to look behind you, the views really are fantastic.


A close up of Overwater.

The back of Skiddaw fells, as they're called, seen from the cairn next to the summit trig point.

And the trig point itself.

Looking down on the lovely little village of Uldale.


There was rather subdued lighting over Bassenthwaite Lake as I left the summit and headed down to the intake wall above the Bewaldeth road.

High Bewaldeth Farm.

Another view across to the Back of Skiddaw fells. Overwater can just be seen in front of the fells on the left side of the photo and the little hamlet of Orthwaite is a little further across, on the right.

Do you ever get the feeling that you're being watched?


David Hall -
Lake District Walks