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Bassenthwaite Lake

Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite, England
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Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite, England
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

You can park easily for free and have a little wander over to the shore although the wind does get up and you can then look over the lake to the Osprey view point and see where you may have been earlier.

Thank 403hughh
Reviewed 14 December 2017

The lake is one of the quieter expanses of water in the area although bank side access is poor compared to some.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 14 December 2017

This time the fells were dusted like icing sugar with snow - towering above the lake with wonderful reflections - a joy at any time of year, as ever

Thank PJandD
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Absolutely stunning scenery. Related history to the Lakes Distillery. Plenty of places to sit and contemplate.

Thank peachmbm2017
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We first travelled passed this lake many years ago, and it is one of the reasons that we again visited the area. Our drive around the Lake gave us some occasional views of it, but there seems to be little opportunity to park up and...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We stayed near to the lake. The scenery and walking along the lake side is simply amazing, even with the overcast weather did not detract from its beauty. On another day we walked to Ullock pike and Bassenthwaite lay stunningly below us.

Thank hideh0
Reviewed 26 October 2017

A lovely lake, always tranquil and beautiful as they don't have motorised boats as fat as I know (I've never seen one). Ospreys nest nearby and there is a good viewing facility

Thank Apsleybabe16
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Great place to have a walk and explore the location area and the views are spectacular especially when its a sunny day.

Thank LeeLee74
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Simply beautiful a quiet spot in the busy lakes. Spectacular scenery. A few lake access points. Great place for a picnic.

Thank Gillgib
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Of course all of the lakes are lovely in the Lake District, this is one of six. All are beautiful with views and walks. This would be and is a wonderful area to visit for outdoor activities!

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27 July 2015|
Response from Helen K | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I'm sorry you have been misinformed, we didn't cycle round Bassenthwaite lake. Just had a brilliant stay at the Armathwaite Hall Hotel.