Binsey Fell Walk
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 447 m (1,467 ft) 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 the Isle of Man is also visible on a clear day. Binsey is notable as the northernmost of the Wainwrights.
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.
PostcodeCA7 1HH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Binsey Fell Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Binsey Fell Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
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 including water lilies and water 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.