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Bassenthwaite Lake

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Address: Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite, England
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Lake District Tour from Windermere: Ten Lakes in One Winter Day
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one of the quieter parts of the Lake District

Nice lake to enjoy a walk around - good cycle paths also - all the time you can look up at the surrounding Felld with Skiddaw dominating to the East

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Mellor, United Kingdom
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Mellor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice lake to enjoy a walk around - good cycle paths also - all the time you can look up at the surrounding Felld with Skiddaw dominating to the East

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loads to see and do on a tour around Bassenthwaite. Excellent places to eat and drink. Amazing walks and cycle routes. The views are exceptional. Wonderful location. Highly recommend!

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Winsford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a lovely view couldn't walk all the way round it but the views were stunning my other half had decided that's were he wants his ashes going. So peaceful and quiet and there's a lovely little church called saint begas right on the lake

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful lake great for outdoor swimming and Kayaking, lovely clear water and gorgeous scenery. Can't wait to go back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Would love to walk around it in summer, it was very idyllic with the mist and fog, the water was clear and clean

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Surat Thani, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Not that far actually as Keswick is only down the A66! However, the area around the Lake, particularly away from the A66 is generally quiet and peaceful. I always think of Bassenthwaite as being one of the more tranquil lakes with Skiddaw looming large and the accompanying fells gradually giving way to lower ground moving towards the Solway. There's plenty... More 

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Billingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

stunning walk around the lake easy to moderate views amazing café and ice cream parlour unfortunately shut as it was new years day parking could be a problem get there early

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Mentmore, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Perfect in any weather and the weather here does change quick. If your with youngsters make sure they like a walk first. Very acessable..

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

As lakes go in the Lake District, it's an easy one to visit as the a66 passes it by. However once your out of your car you quickly forget the cars. If your on the north side even quieter. Just wish I was a good photographer to do it justice. Nature at its best

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

A beautiful looking lake It doesn't have all the activities that windermere or Coniston or derwent has. But it's pure beauty and worth visiting.

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