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Binsey Fell with Jo
Date & start time: Saturday 13th November 2010, 3.50 pm start.
Location of Start : Adj to Binsey Cottage, Bassenthwaite, Cumbria, Uk ( NY 235 351 )
Places visited : Binsey from Binsey Cottage
Walk details : 1.75 mls, 650 ft of ascent, 1 hrs 20 mins.
Highest point : Binsey Summit 1,466ft - 447m
Walked with : Jo, Ann and the dogs, Jodie, Amber, Harry and Bethan.
Weather : Windy and much colder after the sun set.
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Jo is up in the Lakes for a Sunday walk up Great Gable to attend the Remembrance Day ceremony at the summit.
However today (Sat) we just needed a shorter walk and we chose this one as she hadn't done it for quite some time.
It would count towards her second round of Wainwrights . . . but is a great little walks at the best of times.
Parking near Binsey Cottage just off the Bassenthwaite to Ireby road.
Regular viewers will note that there isn't a green car in sight . . . a day off driving for me as Jo volunteers transport using her car.
Our ascent route, never a major problem with Binsey, can be seen behind as a green path up the fell.
Turning around just after the start, there's a great view of Skiddaw and Dash Falls.
A large but high cloud temporarily casts a shadow as we start the climb.
The darker foreground only serves to highlight the beauty of the Skiddaw massif.
There's some snow still left on the flanks due to their northern aspect.
Looking into the sun causes the camera to close down the camera's aperture
which leads to a dramatic, if rather darker photo, compared to reality.
Still it looks nice however you view it.
Properly under way now as the Back o' Skiddaw Fells enjoy the sun.
Zooming in on Meal Fell with Knott, Great Sca Fell and Little Sca Fell surrounding it.
Dash Falls running well with plenty of water.
Looking round as we walk higher up the fell our view up into the Central Fells improves.
These smaller outliers set back from the main hills often have excellent views.
[ There's a hint of moisture to the right of the picture which soon blew across us as a small rain shower ]
Turning as it passed we had the briefest of rainbows.
No sooner than I started taking the three-photo panorama than the rainbow disappeared.
It was there for the left hand image but had gone in just the few second it had taken to pan the camera round to the right.
Paramo girls catching the late afternoon sunshine.
Harry makes another Wainwright top using the gentlest of routes, as befits his recovery plans.
Here he acts as a wind-ometer, his ears lifting in the breeze.
Amber stops to enjoy the view . . . facing into the strong breeze to minimize heat loss.
Zooming in on the North Western and Central Fells.
Catbells is the smaller pointed summit to the left, leading up to Maiden Moor and High Spy.
The high fell with the diagonal gully of white snow is Dale Head and Causey Pike is next but it blends in with Eel Crags behind.
Behind them are the snow covered peaks of Glaramara and the Scafells.
On the way down now.
The sun has set and these last three photos have taken on a more hazy hue due to the failing light.
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Technical note: Pictures taken with either Ann's Canon 75 or my Canon G10 digital camera.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . an estate car large enough to hold four dogs.
Previous walk - 10th November 2010 Mosedale Pool for Harry
A previous time up here - 11th December 2007 Binsey and Frosty Loweswater
Next walk - 15th November 2010 Spout Force walk