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Grid Reference: NY 22513 35525
Height: 447 metres/1467 feet

"Binsey occupies the extreme north-west corner of the Lake District. Beyond is the coastal plain, then the sea, then Scotland; nothing intervenes to interrupt this sweeping panorama. What a domain, and what a throne to view it from."
A. Wainwright

The solitary summit of Binsey sits apart from the mass of the Northern Fells, separated from the Back O'Skiddaw fells by the trough containing Over Water.

The fine summit is a surprisingly good viewpoint, from where as well as the wonderful view of the Skiddaw massif to the south east the view north west across the coastal plain to the Solway and Scotland is exceptional.

  1. Binsey from Binsey Lodge: Private Guiding

    Distance: 3km / 2 miles
    Ascent: 180m / 600ft
    Duration: 1-2 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 12:1

    A shorter walk at the northern edge of the Lake District National Park with stunning views over the Northern Fells and the Solway coast

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