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<b>Binsey</b>Posted by thesweetcheatImage © A. Brookes (19.10.2011)
Nearest Town:Cockermouth (11km SW)
OS Ref (GB):   NY225355 / Sheets: 89, 90
Latitude:54° 42' 29.95" N
Longitude:   3° 12' 10.69" W

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17/09/2015 - Binsey is one of the last humps and bumps of the Lake District going north. Good parking and access from the west, track all the way to the summit. Cairn on top is pretty trashed but must have been a good one when first built. The walk up is fine and not too steep. The view from the top is very good and probably the better reason to go then the cairn. Nice view of the north side of Skiddaw and looking north Dumfries and Galloway looks almost touchable. thelonious Posted by thelonious
23rd September 2015ce

I visited this site on 10th March 2007, on a morning when the wind was blasting rain out of the west, and the clouds down on the top, depriving me of the wonderful view.
The Bronze Age cairn has been messed with, and the rocks have been scattered a bit. It must have been a substantial cairn in its original form. Two low-walled shelters have been constructed from the hoary old stones, providing shelter for the intrepid traveller, who can huddle from the wind. It's an exposed place, at just short of 1,500 feet above sea level.
This cairn will appeal to the lover of the more obscure evidence of prehistory.
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
12th March 2007ce
Edited 12th March 2007ce