Binsey sunset walk

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By TrueFreedomSeekers on 09/05/22 at 2:06pm (last edited 18/05/22 at 3:33pm)

Binsey walk from Binsey Lodge

On a beautiful spring evening, we decided to spend an hour or two at Binsey Wainwright to watch the sunset in the Lake District. We had heard that the Saharan dust was being blown over the UK around the same time, so thought our chances of seeing such a wonder might just be possible.

We arrived at Binsey Lodge and parked in the little lay-by just down the road from here. It wasn't long before we were heading up the gentle, and then steeper slopes of Binsey Wainwright to the top as the cloud began to come in around us.

We didn't lose hope though and on reaching the top of Binsey the clouds started to part as the orange glow began to come through. There wasn't another soul at the top of the fell and it felt amazing seeing this dust tint the sun and clouds a wonderful orange colour. We stood in awe as the clouds opened up more and opened up the views looking towards the Skiddaw range and Bassenthwaite too.

We stayed at the top for quite some time before leaving and feeling like we had already had our highlight of being back in the Lake District after only being back a day. A true wonder and the walk up and down Binsey is so easy that it makes for a perfect evening walk to end the day off nicely.

By weekendwalk on 16/05/22 at 4:14pm

That photo is absolutely stunning! :)

By TrueFreedomSeekers on 18/05/22 at 3:34pm

Thank you we were so lucky on our walk that evening. At one point we didn't think the clouds were going to be in our favour at all, but we were pleasantly surprised for definite on the summit of Binsey. :D

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