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  • Address Wigton
    United Kingdom
    CA13 9SX

Binsey Loop

Begin the walk at the end of the layby, away from Binsey Lodge, and pass through the small wooden gate. Take the clear grassy track up the hill. The path rises quickly but is still manageable.

Continue up the path, ignoring other paths that lead to the left. Soon a small mound with a stone cairn will come into view, head towards the cairn.

On arrival at the summit, you’ll be able to see across West Cumbria, with Solway Firth to your west and the hills of Galloway beyond. To the southwest, in good conditions, you’ll be able to spot the Isle of Man.

To continue the circular walk, go past the trig point and walk along the path in the opposite direction from where you have come from. Pass a second mound with stone cairn and you’ll soon begin to descend. When you reach a crossroads in the path, turn right and continuing descending down the hill.

You’ll soon come to a fork in the path, take the left-hand side towards West Crag. You will eventually join a stream, look for a large rock in the stream with a path leading from it, this is where you will need to cross.

Follow the path with a stone wall in front of you until you get to a farm gate. Go through the gate and follow the wide track that runs alongside a farm wall on the left before coming to another farm gate. Go through the farm gate.

You’ll then join a tree-lined farm track that leads to a final gate, with the A591 on the other side. Turn left and walk along the roadside until you reach a signpost for Bewaldeth. Take this turning and then take another left turn just after the phone box.

Keep following the path through the hamlet of Bewaldeth and beyond, until you come to a carpark.

A beautiful walk packed with sights awaits along the Binsey Loop…

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