Author Topic: TR Binsey Sat 21 Dec 19  (Read 849 times)

April

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TR Binsey Sat 21 Dec 19
« on: 18:22:02, 24/12/19 »
Day walks again at the weekend, low cloud, a wet and windy weather forecast didn't make wild camping very attractive. We parked at Binsey Lodge to do a new Wainwright for Squeaky, Binsey.

On the way up Binsey


Looking back toward Skiddaw


Low cloud was covering the fells as was forecast

Longlands and Overwater


Binsey and Longlands seemed to be the only fells that weren't covered in cloud

Almost at the summit


On Binsey summit


It was windy on the summit but hadn't been too bad on the way up.

Looking south from the trig on Binsey   


It was dry, which was a relief. We retraced our steps back down to Binsey Lodge

Dash Falls can just about be seen in the gloom


Great Cockup from near Binsey Lodge


This walk was just 2 miles and 190m of ascent. We did a further three miles from Briar Rigg in Keswick. We did a turn around the parks, Fitz Park, Upper Fitz Park and Hope Park. In between we had some coffee and cake in Mrs F's (well it is Christmas). I had the vegan chocolate cake and beefy had coffee and walnut cake. Delicious as usual  O0

We also bought some food for a homeless man who was sitting on the pavement in Keswick with HUNGRY written on a bit of card. He must have been freezing, it was pretty cold and the look of misery on the man's face was quite upsetting. I wish there was more we could do for him, I don't like feeling so helpless. I wonder where he will be spending Christmas?  :( Please spare a thought for those not as lucky as we are, it is said all of us are a couple of pay cheques away from homelessness and it could end up happening to anyone. Here are some charities that help the homeless if you can spare some money to help. It is the season of goodwill after all  :)

Crisis: https://www.crisis.org.uk/get-involved/donate/

Centrepoint: https://centrepoint.org.uk/donate/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA6IHwBRCJARIsALNjViX7sxXWMx8j6Q-o89yEAoIQoqKzWPNQ3l45oYPe6OJ3M2RzjLTyurkaAjbXEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

Shelter: https://www.shelter.org.uk/

Salvation Army: https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/homelessness

St Mungo's: https://www.mungos.org/

If I moan about the weather in future can you remind me that I am out in it by choice, I have a warm home to come back to.
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

beefy

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Re: TR Binsey Sat 21 Dec 19
« Reply #1 on: 18:58:04, 24/12/19 »
Not the best walk we've done, but not bad considering the weather eh :)
I'll remind you about the moaning  :D
DRIP COFFINS  :D

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Re: TR Binsey Sat 21 Dec 19
« Reply #2 on: 19:01:46, 24/12/19 »
Looks like a good viewpoint April.

And yes, there are a lot of people not able to enjoy the luxury of a warm house this winter.

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Re: TR Binsey Sat 21 Dec 19
« Reply #3 on: 19:04:20, 24/12/19 »
I have been onto Binsey twice, itís not an easy hill to incorporate into a round but worth the effort on a clear day for the views
It's all uphill from here.

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Re: TR Binsey Sat 21 Dec 19
« Reply #4 on: 20:16:35, 24/12/19 »
Lovely photos and a really timely message. O0
Over hill, over dale. Thorough brush, thorough brier....
I do wander every where

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Re: TR Binsey Sat 21 Dec 19
« Reply #5 on: 20:52:23, 24/12/19 »
Good photos again  O0
Binsey is ideal for a quick round and worthwhile views.

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Re: TR Binsey Sat 21 Dec 19
« Reply #6 on: 16:33:46, 25/12/19 »
Good photos April, a good choice of walk for a day when the higher fells are clagged in O0

April

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Re: TR Binsey Sat 21 Dec 19
« Reply #7 on: 11:50:20, 26/12/19 »
I'll remind you about the moaning  :D

Ditto  :D

And yes, there are a lot of people not able to enjoy the luxury of a warm house this winter.

Thanks Richard, the disparity between rich and poor in this country really gets to me at times.  :(

I have been onto Binsey twice, it’s not an easy hill to incorporate into a round

Yes, we try to do on the way to or from somewhere else.

Lovely photos and a really timely message. O0

Thanks Ridge

Thanks vghikers and henry  O0
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

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Re: TR Binsey Sat 21 Dec 19
« Reply #8 on: 07:24:03, 28/12/19 »
Nice photos again April O0
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Re: TR Binsey Sat 21 Dec 19
« Reply #9 on: 11:28:01, 02/01/20 »
Looks very wnitry  ;D
We're all doomed! DOOOMED I SAY!

April

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Re: TR Binsey Sat 21 Dec 19
« Reply #10 on: 17:49:09, 02/01/20 »
Thanks sunnydale and pleb  :)
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong