In the Binsey Mission Community there are twelve churches where services are held at least once a month and, in most cases, every week. In addition there are three disused churches, or their remains, where a service is still held annually.
A series of walks has been devised by Ros Downing which visits each of these fifteen churches in turn on a complete circuit of the Binsey Mission Community. The walker is taken through delightful, quiet countryside, with stunning views, on the northern borders of the Lake District National Park, away from the tourist honey-pots. At the start and end of each walk there is the opportunity to enter a peaceful building which in most cases has been a place of worship for many centuries, and in all cases is of interest historically and architecturally. Exercise for the body, mind, and spirit!
The walks are available to download for you to print at home. It is recommended that you download the Introduction first and then select any or all of the walks:
St Bega, Bassenthwaite to St Barnabas, Setmurthy
St Barnabas, Setmurthy to St Margaret’s, Wythop
St Margaret’s, Wythop to St Cuthbert, Embleton
St Cuthbert, Embleton to St Michael & All Angels, Isel
St Michael & All Angels, Isel to St Cuthbert, Plumbland
St Cuthbert, Plumbland to All Saints, Allhallows
All Saints, Allhallows to St Michael & All Angel, Torpenhow
St Michael & All Angel, Torpenhow to All Saints, Boltongate
All Saints, Boltongate to St James, Ireby
St James, Ireby to St James, Uldale
St James, Uldale to St John, Bassenthwaite
St John, Bassenthwaite to St Bega, Bassenthwaite