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Bassenthwaite Lake

Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite, England
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“sun inn” (3 reviews)
Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

tranquil and peaceful - amazing place, highly recommend visiting this if you are in this part of the Country.

Thank MissRink
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bassenthwaite lake is the only true lake in the Lake District and is located away from the main tourist areas. Located between Keswick and Cockermouth you can enjoy watching the wildlife ( if you are lucky you could see an Osprey). The lakeside animal park...More

Thank Dawn P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely lake to walk about. Can't go all the way round, but still beautiful. Lake district is a great place for dogs and kids.

Thank Katogirly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A showery fell walk today yet temperatures around 19 dgs; with the route of the ascent from St. Margaret's Church to the summit of Sale Fell with blissful views of Bassenthwaite. Not for elderly as reasonably steep ascent. A pity that there is not a circular...More

Thank polartrek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views and great for photographers. Dogs enjoyed a paddle as well. Wish we had taken our deckchairs to sit on.

Thank claireworth27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A definite must to visit and walk around. Lots of little coves/secluded and areas to paddle in. Would recommend visit, we actually visited here 3 times kids and dog loved it.

Thank Joanne G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lake is one that tantalises as you drive past it on the A66 to the west. It is somehow inaccessible and unspoilt. In fact there are some decent access points - Powter Howe car park in Thornthwaite gives access to a lovely grassy lakeside...More

1  Thank Simon B
Reviewed 13 July 2017

If you walk a little further from the main car park past the Theatre and escape the crowds you are rewarded with one of the reasons why England is such a great, pleasant, green country. I love sitting in the quiet of these places and...More

Thank AMW1970
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I have come to truly love visiting and walking around this beautiful lake, it is suitable for all ages depending on what side of the lake you walk although it is possible to walk all the way round. Stay on the paths or make a...More

1  Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 28 June 2017

A lovely, quiet area of the Lakes. Bassenthwaite's beauty is best viewed from the surrounding hills as walks around the lake edge are a bit limited.

Thank Stokie66
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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.