Binsey – The Lonely Fell

The first dismal day of our holiday but a good opportunity to tackle a small safe stand-alone fell. Binsey is situated on the northern edge of the Lake District and on a clear day, offers views across the Solway Firth to Scotland and Snaefell on the Isle of man. This wasn’t such a day…

Binsey can be climbed from several routes but we chose a slip road which offered ample free parking just north of Bewaldeth on the A591, opposite a clear track, accessed via several gates.

Very easy walking and a point of interest is the remains of an old quarry, where we sat for a mug of tea and brioche!

Yes, it really is this straightforward – no false summits here!!

Will be lovely when the heather is in flower – sadly not this week. A good sheltered spot for some refreshment though.

What could be termed a “heavy sky”?

… and just over the other side…

We stood at the summit and looked towards the views… quite a bit of imagination necessary due to the mist. The drizzle had turned to rain so we lingered just long enough to take a few photos and then retraced our steps.

This would be an easy fell for any novice climber and will take no more than a couple of hours.

Join us next time for probably our most challenging climb to date…

About Julie Haiselden

Between 1999-2019, I worked in the NHS and am now a Church of England verger and National Trust room guide. I've written three published novels and am an amateur blogger. As well as being a school alumna, I occasionally tread the boards. I enjoy rambling and taking photos. Since 2016, I've been part of the reviewing team at Whispering Stories.
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