The Northern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England
The summit of Binsey is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.
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Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Binsey
Stephen Batson walked up on May 7th, 2022 [with] Clare [weather] Sunny - Tried to walk 'Binsey & Behind' but cows,calfs & dogs don't mix so we about turned & approached Binsey straight from car park
Richard Marchant climbed on April 22nd, 2022 [from/via/route] Parked at Binsey Cottage & walked the road to High Ireby, from here we went west along a Bridleway to the Roman Fort of Caermote. Then we followed a track across Whittas Park up on to Binsey Fell & over back down to the car. [with] With my Pennine Way Buddy and long time friend Ray [weather] Dry Day with Hazy views early doors but did become sunny & clear in the afternoon
Clare Tait bagged on February 21st, 2022 [from/via/route] From minor road. Easy parking. Straight up & down in an hour. [with] Charlie [weather] In amidst three named storms, a beautiful day allowed us to bag Binsey & Dodd. A nice brace of fells. - No. 77 Wainwright. Such a lovely fell to climb in February. Unexpectedly beautiful views.
Andrew Cotter hiked on January 1st, 2022 [from/via/route] Lodge house [with] Fiona [weather] Misty, strong wind
Erin Ryan summited on June 24th, 2021 [weather] Up there With my head in the clouds Not a sound but the wind The eerie mist around me Nothing to see But with GPS to guide me
Tim Winn conquered on September 7th, 2021 [with] Myself [weather] Good
Richard Fulcher scaled on August 28th, 2021 [from/via/route] Walked up from near Binsey cottage late in the afternoon. I had a random knee pain - this was a test to see how bad it was when walking. Lovely views of Skiddaw range & over towards the Derwent fells. [with] Jen [weather] Warm sunny day with a little high cloud. T shirt weather. - Think we had walked up Binsey before when we stayed at Keswick Reach.
Pete George walked up on December 25th, 2020 [with] Roco [weather] Clear
Paul Talbot-Greaves climbed on July 31st, 2021 [from/via/route] Lay by above Bewaldeth [with] Paul Drury and Andy Bailey and Terry [weather] Overcast but good views - Easy walk straight up & down. About 1.5hrs
Iain Taylor bagged on June 13th, 2021 [from/via/route] NY 23636 35089 [weather] Sunny
Kate Peacock hiked on May 3rd, 2021 [from/via/route] Roadside [with] Sheila & Skye [weather] Dressed for heavy rain however we managed to avoid it. Windy on top but manageable - No sooner you're up you're down. Would be a nice walk for a late evening. Very local to the caravan.
Claire Kirk summited on April 10th, 2021 [from/via/route] Overwater [with] Phil [weather] Cold but clear, snow showers
Mark Davidson conquered on October 4th, 2004 [from/via/route] go4awalk c290: - Over Water Reservoir, Binsey Cottage, Binsey, Whittas Park, High House, High Ireby, Ruthwaite, Scawthwaite Mire, Over Water. [with] Theresa [weather] Bit dull but OK
Claire Murray scaled on September 21st, 2020 [from/via/route] Binsey Circular [weather] lovely - Lovely walk through sheep fields & a lot of road back to the car
Christina Lander walked up on October 13th, 2020 [from/via/route] Just Binsey from lane parking area to the east [with] Dick [weather] Mostly bright sunshine but a heavy shower on the way back down - Another little walk in the afternoon after Sale Fell & Ling Fell in the morning
Geoffrey Robertshaw climbed on September 16th, 2020 [from/via/route] Up from Car Park [with] Wife [weather] Great - Great Views at the top
Darren Wilson bagged on September 13th, 2020 [from/via/route] Binsey [with] Lone walk [weather] dry but blustery & claggy
Wayne Baxter hiked on August 6th, 2020 [from/via/route] Near Binsey cottage [with] Sue [weather] Sunny
Deborah Johnson summited on December 26th, 2018 [from/via/route] Road by start [with] Andy, Tom, Corrine [weather] Tom And Corrine got engaged
Adrian Howard conquered on July 23rd, 2012 [from/via/route] Straight up & down!
Andrew Johnson scaled on February 28th, 2020 [from/via/route] West route [weather] Sunny - First fell run after Lockdown.
Jamie Bryan walked up on August 12th, 2019 [from/via/route] c290 [weather] Clear, rained towards the end
Joe Mccusker climbed on April 18th, 2019 [with] Paula, Alfie and Lily. [weather] Sunny - Paths were closed, had to return the way we went up.
Christine Shepherd bagged on September 13th, 2009 [from/via/route] Walked from the bottom, up & down by the same route. [with] On my own [weather] Glorious - A lovely way to end a day's walking in the quiet. North Western Fells. There are fantastic view from the top. Climbed again accompanied by my husband in an all terrain mobility vehicle & a lovely team from Freedom Wizard on 4.9.18
Jill Dean hiked on April 15th, 2018 [from/via/route] Uldale
Richard Beardsley summited on September 25th, 2018 [from/via/route] Walked route c290. Binsey from Over Water. [with] Gillian [weather] Dry, bright & windy. - Parked car at overwater, lucky as there is only room for 4 cars. Started walk at 1015hrs. Varied route from Binsey summit to Grange farm. Back at car at 1530hrs.
Jo Dixon conquered on April 8th, 2017 [weather] Very windy & cold - Wild camped.
Chris Kent scaled on May 27th, 2018 [with] Karen, 27th May 2018 Brother, Gary (15th May 2015) [weather] Sunny, very warm
David Willey walked up on May 4th, 2018 [from/via/route] Overwater go4awalk C290 [with] Solo [weather] Windy, cloud at first then sunny. One of the first warm days. - Heard a cuckoo calling in the waterside woods. Just two others at the trig point, otherwise the whole walk to myself.
Rachel Willan climbed on February 21st, 2018 [from/via/route] Overwater [with] Jacob [weather] Blue skies & sunshine at sunrise
Chris Sheard bagged on June 21st, 2017 [from/via/route] Up from Binsey cottage [with] Sue [weather] Lovely very hot sunny day, low winds even on top - Glad we took loads of water, even for this small hill
Richard Marshall hiked on June 4th, 2017 [from/via/route] Ireby [with] Bo [weather] Sunny slight cloud - Couple of points on the route blocked.
Simon Boddy summited on April 9th, 2017 [from/via/route] Binsey lodge [with] My girlfriend [weather] A cool breeze with low clouds at the summit
Adrian Sherriff conquered on September 17th, 2015 [from/via/route] c290
John Almond scaled on April 10th, 2016 [from/via/route] Up & down from roadside parking.
Della Angel walked up on May 28th, 2016 [from/via/route] Overwater [with] Andrea [weather] Absolutely beautiful - Walk extended to 11 miles, just for the fun of it!
Colin Egan climbed on April 20th, 2016 [from/via/route] From Binsey Lodge [with] My wife Faith and daughter Morwenna [weather] Sunny & warm
Derek Parkin bagged on November 8th, 2015 [with] Lynn Parkin [weather] High winds
Tony Rogerson hiked on March 25th, 2013 [from/via/route] From Fell End [weather] Sunny
Dave Gay summited on April 6th, 2015 [from/via/route] Route as in Wainwrights Northern Fells book, parked in the Lay-by Binsey Lodge [with] JC
Angela O'neill conquered on July 7th, 2015 [from/via/route] Binsey Lodge [with] John [weather] Dry, cloudy & windy - spectacular views
Claire Lloyd scaled on November 30th, 2008 [from/via/route] From the road [with] Friends
Phillip Bulley walked up on May 31st, 2015 [from/via/route] Roadside parking [with] Judith and Toby [weather] Cloudy & very windy.
Harry Meijer climbed on June 28th, 2015 [from/via/route] custom walk [with] The Lake District Walker
Nicholas Harrison bagged during October, 2014 [with] Janie,John,Gill and Rob [weather] Lovely & sunny - Got a bit lost on the way down!!
John Tippins hiked on April 7th, 2015 [from/via/route] SE [with] Me [weather] Warm & sunny
Nick Dobson summited on August 1st, 2014 [from/via/route] A585 [with] Margaret, Paul, Ralph & Ruby [weather] rainy - Amy started the walk but returned to the car when we came across the sign saying dogs must be on their leads or they would be shot.
Bill Rowlands conquered on December 30th, 2014 [from/via/route] from Over Water [with] Jake - the chocolate labrador [weather] sunny / cloudy. temp about 5C, quite breezy on the top. decent views all around.
Elaine Evans scaled on October 17th, 2014 [from/via/route] From parking area near Binsey Lodge to summit then retraced steps down again [with] Sue [weather] Mostly fair but dull & cloudy - Good walk when time is limited.
Tracey Cowell walked up on October 10th, 2014 [weather] Rain
Keith Eastman climbed on August 20th, 2014 [from/via/route] c290
Scott Clarke bagged on August 12th, 2014 [with] Heidi, Mike, Lily, Lucas and Brady Bunch [weather] Windy & clear
Dave Eyes hiked on August 8th, 2014 [from/via/route] walked from Carpark near Over Water [with] Christine Eyes [weather] started fine & then rain came in - quite windy on the top
Anthony Scott summited on July 22nd, 2014 [from/via/route] Whitefield Cottage [with] Hayley, Anthony and Cookie [weather] Hot & sunny! - Didn't do the whole walk from Over Water, cheated & left the car near Whitefield Cottage & simply did the peak in an hour. But then it was 25 degrees & blue sky, so even that was hot & sweaty.
Graeme Russell conquered on May 2nd, 2014 [from/via/route] Lodge [with] Scott & Glenn [weather] Clear, sunny
Christine Knowles scaled on June 14th, 2014 [with] Graham [weather] Very close, visibility poor - Very easy walk up grass at end of long week.
Neil Bennett walked up on May 31st, 2014 [from/via/route] Binsey Cottage, Ireby. [with] Pamela Bennett, Oliver Bennett, Thomas Bennett. [weather] Sunny / Patchy cloud - A straightforward walk to allow for Pam's sore knee from the last walk. 30 mins there & 30 mins back.
Clive Ward climbed on May 11th, 2014 [from/via/route] Road on south side [with] Solo [weather] In between downpours. Had waited in car for rain to stop, lucky to keep dry for the hour it took
David Noble bagged on April 17th, 2014 [from/via/route] Straight up & back down [with] Me [weather] Overcast with drizzle
Raymond Barnett hiked on April 3rd, 2014 [with] self [weather] hazy
Kevin Parnham summited on December 30th, 2013 [from/via/route] Overwater [with] Jo [weather] Raining,sleet on Binsey - Very windy but visibility reasonable good
Gill Watson conquered on December 24th, 2013 [with] Gill [weather] wind 50+mph - couldnt stand up on top
Tim Buckley scaled on September 20th, 2013 [from/via/route] From car park/lay-by Binsey Lodge. [with] Lynne [weather] Cloudy & dry, 13 degrees. Very windy on the top. - Great views across to Scotland. Quick walk, left car at 1.20 reached the top by 1.50!
Rob Barklamb has walked up - Out there on its own, it's easy to hate Binsey as the Wainwright that taunts you - but it offers great views over to Skiddaw. I was there on a warm hazy day, but the view must be fantastic at sunset on a cold, clear day.
Darren Mortimer climbed on May 25th, 2013 [from/via/route] Overwater [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Warm & sunny - The best way to walk up Binsey is (not the way we did it ) to drive to the bottom of it,park up,walk up & down & get back in the car & drive somewhere else.
Doug Martin bagged on May 15th, 2013 [from/via/route] From parking spot at base of hill. [with] Millie - rest of fellwalkers were climbing Grizedale Pike but as I was doing night climb up Blencathra did something less strenuous. [weather] Absolutely freezing - coldest I can remember. Windchill factor made for uncomfortable walking. - Cloudy & windy - but it did stay dry!!
Stephen Mcdonald hiked on January 12th, 2013 [with] Joanna and Sunny [weather] Windy at top but nice day
Paul Hughes summited on April 1st, 2013 [from/via/route] Binsey Lodge [with] Fleur [weather] Cold, clear & sunny. Cold easterly wind
Dale Verrall conquered on November 25th, 2011 [from/via/route] Over water [with] Amber [weather] Very windy
Simon Smith scaled on February 12th, 2012 [weather] Low cloud - most of it walked in the mist!
Paul Carmichael walked up on August 10th, 2012 [with] solo [weather] clear blue skies - Friday after work dash
David Heyes climbed on May 23rd, 2012 [from/via/route] Snittlegarth [weather] Sunny
Charlie Housley bagged on November 9th, 2009 [from/via/route] From dissused quarry. [with] Joanna [weather] Fantastic, warm & sunny. - A nice gentle stroll to the summit & we were treated to some fantastic views. A great day out.
Andy Nicholls hiked on September 24th, 2011 [from/via/route] Over Water
Peter Thwaites, Karen Lythgoe, David Hallam, Emma Walker, Mike Walker, David Butterfield, Jenny Godfrey, Melanie Dunn, Mr M A Blanchard, David Watson, Simon Kirkbride, Robert Maclean, David Shaw, John Walter, David Laws, Louis Smith, Elaine Grayson, Nick Christian, Adrian Roberts, Mike Wilson, Pam Armstrong, Patricia Dilley, Simon Duerden, Jonathan Tobin, Paul Booth, Linda Mckeogh, Tracey Cordes, Victoria Bates, Trevor Williams, Paul Henderson, Louise Sandwith, Colin Bullen, John Cuthbert, Ian Thomas, Sarah Lowe, Stephen Millington, Jeanette Coward, Jacqui Smith, Ray O'hara and John Southward have all walked, climbed & bagged Binsey.
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