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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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The only lake

The only Lake in the Lake District ?? All the others are Meres or Waters. This beautiful Lake offers views of Skiddaw and the nesting of the Ospreys with plenty to do close by

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Victor d
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The only Lake in the Lake District ?? All the others are Meres or Waters. This beautiful Lake offers views of Skiddaw and the nesting of the Ospreys with plenty to do close by

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At most times of the year, you will (if lucky) get the most wonderful reflections on this lake - in the autumn they are particularly spectacular from the Ouse bridge and and the car park halfway along on the A66. I'm not telling you where the best beach is though , it's mine! Large parts of the shoreline are inaccessible... More 

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Thank Philip C
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A hidden gem of the lake district with some fabulous views of the surrounding landscapes. The road that goes around the lake is close to the lake making it easily accessible and offering good views for passers by.

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Thank Lee S
Preston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Idyllic scenery enhanced by vivacious autumnal colours! Plenty of fell walking within a 5 mile radius.

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Thank PeteGed
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Walking alongside this majestic water is the best way to reduce stress, appreciate the colours of Autumn and resolve to return sooner than later. Even if you don't know your redcaps from your redbreast, the birds don't care and accompany walkers with appearances and calls. No need for Olympic stamina either as the walks are easy and as long as... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The northern lakes offer a more relaxed and less commercial atmosphere. Excellent walking for all levels and some of the lakes best scenery.

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Thank Steve W
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Lovely walk in the woods just by the water, family and dog friendly. Don't forget your camera, it's a must!

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Thank TeamHawks
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We walked most of the length of the eastern shore from our hotel (Armathwaite Hall) to Keswick. The peace and tranquility was memorable and whilst we needed to move away from the shoreline after 4 miles, the route we took via the Dodd Wood through to Keswick was very enjoyable with stunning views and vistas. 9-10 miles around 4/5 hours... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed near the lake and had a walk with the dogs. It has stunning views and was a lovely walk. It's a shame that more wasn't published about the walks around the lakes

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

If you get a chance to go to whinlatter forest you can see the lakes from the top of the forest. It is one of the most breathtaking views I have ever seen and the weather was really kind so we could see EVERYTHING! a must do when you are visiting

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