GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Binsey Fell Walk

2 miles (2.5 km)

This smaller fell is located in the north western area of the Lake District near Bassenthwaite Lake. It's a worthy climb providing great views of the more substantional surrounding fells.
The walk starts from the roadside parking at Binsey Lodge just to the east of the hill. From here you can pick up a footpath heading west up to the 447m (1,467ft) summit. The hill's isolated position gives great views of the Northern fells of the National Park. You can also see the coast of the Solway Firth while Snaefell on theIsle of Manis also visible on a clear day. Binsey is notable as the northernmost of theWainwrights.
To continue your walking in the area head to Bassenthwaite Lake and enjoy a stroll along the shoreline. You can also enjoy woodland trails in the adjacent Dodd Wood.


CA7 1HH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Binsey Fell OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Binsey Fell Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The Overwater Hall Hotel is located just to the east of Binsey Lodge. It's a nice place to enjoy some post walk refreshments. The 18th century country house hotel does excellent food and has 18 acres of formal gardens and woodland to enjoy. You can find it at a postcode of CA7 1HH for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the east of Binsey Lodge you could pay a visit to the pretty Over Water. The small tarn supports a range of flora includingwater liliesandwater lobelia. It's a nice spot and only about half a mile from the start of the walk. There's even a public car park there so you could start your walk from there if you prefer. The Cumbria Way also passes the tarn. This waymarked trail provides a good opportunity for exploring the northern fells further.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Binsey Summit - - 1514375

Binsey Summit Ordnance Survey Column with in the far distance Skiddaw

Binsey Lodge - - 805787

Binsey Lodge

Binsey summit - - 986418

Binsey summit

Binsey in a natural frame (6851865304)

Taken between Gategill and Blease Fell on Blencathra, the view north towards Binsey, a lovely lovely fell, in the sunlight.

Overwater Hall Hotel. - - 86678

Overwater Hall Hotel. Well worth a visit after your exercise

Sheep, Binsey - - 818417

Sheep, Binsey. Looking towards Bassenthwiate Lake


GPS Files

GPX File

Binsey Fell.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Binsey Fell.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)