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Binsey

Binsey


Postby icemandan » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:06 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Binsey

Date walked: 31/10/2010

Time taken: 1

Distance: 4 km

Ascent: 150m

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Went up. Came down again... er that's it really. The only Wainwright that you could go up on a tractor-mower. Tumulus on the top quite impressive and nice wide views over the Solway and back to Over Water
Binsey summit (2).jpg
. It seemed to be the only hill in the Lakes where it wasn't raining though.
Rain Binsey.jpg
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Re: Binsey

Postby fedupofuserids » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:29 pm

Its a nice little hill, great to strech your legs after sunday dinner !
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Re: Binsey

Postby mountain coward » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:43 pm

That's my very local hill when I'm staying at my caravan... my Mum and Dad go up it all the time :D But you've chosen the second most boring route out of the 3... the best one you can just see the top of a track on the left of your photo - it comes up around there. You basically drive on the main road from The Castle Inn to Bothel and, just after the Bewaldeth turn on your right, there's a lovely track goes up between trees in the direction of the fell. That's a really nice route.

I once did Binsey twice in one day. I set off from the caravan on my folding bike and cycled from Ireby via Torpenhow & Whitrigg to that main road - went up Binsey on the route I'm suggesting above (on foot). Came back down and cycled along the Bewaldeth road to where it comes out onto the Ireby road which is the junction you've gone up from. I then decided to go up that track to Binsey as well as I hadn't done it for a few years :lol:
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Re: Binsey

Postby icemandan » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:55 pm

Presumably if its the second most boring out of 3, it's also the second most interesting? :?
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Re: Binsey

Postby mountain coward » Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:26 pm

Yeah - the most boring route I found was the one up from High Ireby, past the forest, and then plod up the boggy heathery slope to the top...
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Re: Binsey

Postby icemandan » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:35 am

I'll try the lane route one day.
Can you get up the little nameless hill overlooking Overwater?
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Re: Binsey

Postby mountain coward » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:39 am

It's not nameless but I'm struggling to remember what it's called - it's either another Yewbarrow or Latterbarrow or something - one of those really common hill names anyway - I'll have to look it up next time I'm up there. Not officially, no - but I've had my eye on it for quite some time and am thinking of having a sneak up there one evening while the farmer's watching telly! :lol:
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Re: Binsey

Postby fedupofuserids » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:14 am

Latrigg
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Re: Binsey

Postby mountain coward » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:56 am

Yeah, that's the one... I knew there was another hill with the same name nearby... Anyway, my comments stand but I got the names wrong. We could organise a Walkhighlands 'Outside Scotland' mass trespass if you like? :D
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Re: Binsey

Postby fedupofuserids » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:49 am

:lol:
We could do Swinside nr Keswick afterwards ?
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Re: Binsey

Postby mountain coward » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:04 pm

Yeah! that's another I've had my eye on for ages! :lol:
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