Date & Time: Tuesday 28th November 2006. 3 pm start.

Location of Start : Adjacent to Binsey Cottage on the Ireby Road, Cumbria, Uk ( NY 235 351 )

Places visited : Binsey, its summit trig and cairns.

Walk details : 1.75 mls, 600 ft of ascent , 1 hr approx.

Walked with : Ann and the dogs.

Weather : A windswept end to a showery day. Binsey fared better than the central fells today !

It was forecasted as a better day today, with a clear spell, even sunshine, during the middle part of the day.We were just about thinking of going for a walk up Grisedale Pike, but were worried abut the wind speed, when the heavens opened and the end of the valley was lost in a downpour. Lunch was taken at home !!

Still there was sunshine after the rain, so we bundled the dogs into the car and set out for one of the more northerly and separate Wainwright fell, Binsey.

Dramatic skies and sunlight as we parked the car by the stile at the start of the walk.

The cloud covered the fells, the blue sky covered Cockermouth, and the sunshine fought a running battle along its border.

Blue skies to the north as we climb past the little quarry and up the green path ahead.

Looking back towards Skiddaw, its outlier Ullock Pike to the right, and the North Western Fells over Bassenthwaite Lake.

We were in weak afternoon sunlight, but Skiddaw was in shadow due to the clouds which had formed over the Sale, Ling and Grisedale Fells.

Over Water and "Back 'o Skiddaw" ~ The Cockups, Longlands, Brae Fell and the Knott, the highest one in the centre.

Ann and the dogs near the cairn and trig point on Binsey's summit.

I had walked up to the southern, secondary top to catch the view.

Rather gloomy distant fells from a very windy Binsey summit trig point.

One of several stone shelters on the summit.

Ann encourages Harry to touch the top.

With just the slightest of support, he climbed the pillar but was soon encouraged down by the strong breeze ( He jumped before he got blown off ! )

   
Colour coded, Harry (blue) and Bethan (red) I'm in green by the way !!
The moon was out as we turned for home.

One last sunburst before the afternoon drew to a close.

 

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

Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.

This site best viewed with . . . an eye to the wind direction and an awareness of the geography of the fells.

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