A Trip to Binsey - 7th/8th August 2004
   
The weather forecast had predicted another hot and sunny weekend, so on the spur of the moment, Jack and I packed our camping stuff into the car and set off for the Lakes: -

We headed for the campsite at Stonethwaite, an idyllic spot towards the end of the Borrowdale Valley. There's not much in the way of facilities here, just a small toilet block in the middle of a wooded area, there is also a tap for running water but it is recomended you boil it before drinking. Well what do you expect for 2.00 per night!

We pitched our tent on the bank of the stream which runs through the camp site

   
   
This was the view looking out of our tent door.

We spent the rest of Saturday here, a small dog had befriended Jack and they were quite happy playing about in the stream.

   
   
Sunday morning: -

We were up bright and early, and were on our way by 8.00am

We were heading for Binsey, a small hill just beyond the edge of the Northern Fells.We parked in the layby about half a mile north of Bewaldeth on the A591.

We walked up this pleasant lane for about 1k. until we reached another gate which led us onto the open hillside.

  The Start of our Walk
   
We then made our way up past the old gravel pit following the path until we gained the ridge and passed under West Crag
  West Crag
   
Hooray look at me grandad!!

The wind was quite strong on the tops and we had fun seeing how far we could lean into it before we fell over!

Jack had all on trying to stop himself being blown off the trig. point!

  Binsey Trig Point
   
Final photo call of the day: -

We made our way down off Binsey, passing around the rear of West Crag this time and rejoining the path again at the gravel pit.

About half a dozen cows had congregated along the lane by this time. Warily and keeping close together we past them by, emerging unscathed at the end of the lane!

  The slightly lower cairn , just north west of the summit
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