We recently had a week in a lovely lodge at Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat in The Lake District, just along the A591 near Bewaldeth. The location has many walks from the door and one of these is a small fell called Binsey. Binsey is a detached fell in the northern lakes near Bassenthwaite.
We set off walking up a farm track from the main road (A591) which cut across some boggy sections of the track, throw in some sheep shite and it makes for some cracking smelling boot polish!
The track ends at a gate and then its up the moorland all the way to the summit, which you can’t see from the bottom the way we went up. There’s a cairn and a trig point at the top, even though it is one of the smaller fells, the views are amazing. If you have a walk about the top, Bassenthwaite is in full view and if you look the other way, Scotland and the Solway Firth, you can also see over to Overwater.
Sometimes the smaller fells offer better views than the larger mountains, and they’re easily accessible in an afternoon walk.