Binsey is an isolated hill on the northernmost edge of the Lake District. Its elevation is 447 m (1,467 ft), with a prominence of 242 m (794 ft). Its parent peak is Knott and it is listed as a Marilyn and Wainwright. At its summit is a cairn on top of an old burial mound, the stones from which have been looted to form several circular wind shelters.
There are fine views of the Northern Fells while to the north, the Solway Firth and Scottish hills are visible on clear days. There are various routes to the track which leads to the summit, although its remote location means a car journey if a long walk through country lanes is to be avoided before embarking on the climb.