13th May 2006

Binsey (Binsa) - The most northerly fell and a house on a wall.


Walk Overview
Time 11.30 to 13.15
Duration 1 hr 45 min
Distance 3 mile
Ascent 800 ft
Walking with On my own
Bewaldeth Road - Binsey - West Crag - Binsey Plantation - Bewaldeth Road
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

Just after the start of the walk.
It wasn't a very nice morning and I had no plans where to walk today, so after a bit of driving around and trying to make my mind up I eventually ended up on Binsey.

Looking across to the Skiddaw fells which were almost all under cloud.

Overwater and Latrigg on the left (not the Keswick one).

Binsey summit with one of its four stone shelters.

Bassenthwaite and the North Western fells looking rather grim from West Crag.

Walking around the High Ireby / Ruthwaite side of Binsey.

Zooming in on Uldale.

And Ruthwaite.

The track through Binsey Plantation.

A fine looking gateway I had just walked through before turning into the field of Bluebells and walking back down to the road.
The gateway would have been one of the routes to the house at the High Ireby Grange Estate. The house itself was burned down sometime after 1952.

Bluebells everywhere.

Almost at the end of the walk now.
When I was growing up I must have passed this house hundreds of times on the way to visit my grandparents in Ireby. I could never understand why anyone would build a house on top of a wall and what stopped it from falling off?

David Hall -
Lake District Walks