Binsey

Name of walk Binsey
Date of walk 2009-10-03
Today I was at the Rheged Centre, Penrith for a course on “Conquering Challanging Behaviour For Effective Learning”. What a great way to spend a Saturday Morning!
After the course I looked around Rheged, having not been there for at least a couple of years. The last time the National Mountaineering Exhibition was on and I got to see Broncho Lane`s amputated frostbitten toes…….ah…memories!
The bookshop has an excellent walking/climbing section. I bought a book called “Joss” about the famous Cumbrian fellrunner, Joss Naylor….who ran up 72 fells in under 24 hours (1975) for the Bob Graham Round.
By the time I had looked around Rheged it was 1.30pm, so just enough time for a walk up Binsey (1466ft), Wainwright`s most northern fell.
Today there were severe gales so I was glad to be on a rounded hill and not a ridge! It was also raining when I parked the car near Binsey Lodge, so I waited for about 20 minutes until it stopped before heading on up. I would be there and back in under an hour.
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A blue sky window! I wonder how long it will last? Looking up Binsey from the other side of the wall from where I parked the car.

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Looking back at the wall-stile.

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The Uldale Fells once again in cloud!

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The summit cairn with the clouds now off the tops. It was very windy and difficult to keep upright!

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Looking towards Uldale Village.

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Bad weather on the other side of Bassenthwaite Lake and heading this way!

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Heading back down. Over Water in view.

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The slopes of Great Cockup, Little Calva, Bakestall and Skiddaw.

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Close up of Dash Falls with Blencathra behind

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Bad weather getting nearer.....rain now starting

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Back of Skiddaw and Ullock Pike.

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Rainclouds

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Almost back to the car.

Thankfully the heavy rain held off until I was back in the car. But it rained for most of the way home. The walk was only a couple of miles and took about 45 minutes.
Jo.
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