Oak Cottage - Loweswater

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Date : Wednesday 1st September 2004.

Location : Binsey Fell, Bassenthwaite,Cumbria.

Occasion : A late afternoon walk with Ann and the dogs. 1.8 miles and 650ft of ascent.

Walk details : A short walk on grass and rough grazing with spectacular views on a good day.

Weather : Continuing fine and clear . . yes . . it was another good day !

The start point with Dash Falls and Bakestall Fell in the far distance.

We parked at the roadside near the sheep fold and crossed directly onto the open fell (toward the camera).

Climbing the grass slope we had to stop occasionally, not because of the steepness, but to look back at this ever expanding view of the Skiddaw Fells. Click here or on the photo for a larger panorama.

The first summit cairn looking across to Over Water.

The high point is High Pike in the Caldbeck Fells, and Blencathra is the sun-lit ridge to the right.

Ann and the dogs on the main summit cairn.
One of the many stone shelters at the top.

Click here or on the summit photo for a larger panorama.

On the western end of the fell is a third prominent cairn with more excellent views north and west.


" What is this life if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare."

Osprey-less Bassenthwaite and the North Western Fells.

The Skiddaw group of Bakestall, Skiddaw, Carlside, Longside Edge and Ullock Pike.


Following our walk we adjourned for some light refreshment (pun intended - see photo !) at the Sun Inn, Bassenthwaite, which serves and excellent pint and has a good looking food menu - one to remember for the future.

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Technical note: Pictures taken with a Canon IXUS 400 Digital camera.

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