|Binsey may be
little and innocuous, but it has some great surprises! These two
ladies were sitting at the top when we arrived, and they volunteered to
stand by the cairn for a picture. You may not believe this, but I
was trying to include Skiddaw in the background - and failed miserably,
to nobody's detriment.
|Binsey has two
summit cairns, and this is looking over the smaller one towards the
northern fells. The visibility improved as the afternoon wore
hope these three lambs are not from the same mum, 'cos they could go
short of milk. In fact they all looked fit and sprightly. I
think they are Leicesters, which are becoming quite common, at least in
the northern Lake District lowlands.
The wall in the background has an 8 feet high ladder stile of some renown, since it managed to defeat both Samba and Sophie on our way up Binsey! I had to heave them both up, which was no joke. Coming back from the top of Binsey, they sailed over...
comes into view. The way up is just visible, to the left of Dead
Beck, the fissure on the right of the picture. The descent is
down Birkett Edge, behind Dead Crags on the left of the picture.
Interestingly, the low visibility has hidden the backdrop of Skiddaw which usually envelops Bakestall (see the last picture below)
little Binsey in the distance, from the top of Bakestall
dogs at the cairn near the top of Bakestall, with Skiddaw looming
down Birkett Edge towards the Sca Fells. Someone will no doubt
tell me where the artificial-looking marks in the heather come from.
back of Blencathra, from Birkett Edge.
|On the main
path at the bottom of Birkett Edge, looking at Dead Crags.
at Bakestall, with Skiddaw in the background.