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Bassenthwaite Lake

Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick, UK

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About Bassenthwaite Lake

Bassenthwaite Lake, owned by the National Park Authority, is one of the largest at 4 miles long and 3/4 mile wide, but also one of the shallowest. It is the most northerly of the lakes and has no major settlements on its shores. It is often full of sailing boats from Bassenthwaite Sailing Club. This Lake is a very important place for wildlife. Hundreds of birds including the osprey migrate to the lake and fish such as Atlantic salmon come to Bassenthwaite Lake to spawn.

Attractions near Bassenthwaite Lake

Lake District Wildlife Park1.85km from Bassenthwaite Lake

The Lake District Wildlife Park is set in 25 acres of glorious Lakeland scenery near Bassenthwaite Lake, and has beautiful views of the northern fells, including Skiddaw.   You can meet over 100 species  - from Anaconda to Zebra, Mandrills and Meerkats to endangered species like Asian Fishing Cats, Gibbons, and Lemurs. One of the iconic attractions in this area.

Skiddaw5.43km from Bassenthwaite Lake

Skiddaw is a beautiful and visually perfect mountain, which is a simple combination of steep smooth flanks and deep shadowy gills; its slopes are covered with a patchwork of bracken, grass, heather, and scree which from hour to hour are in a constant state of flux displaying an infinite variety of hues and tints. One of the nice trekking destinations and also you can spend a nice time there.

Whinlatter6.23km from Bassenthwaite Lake

Whinlatter is a small fell in the north west of the English Lake District, just north of the Whinlatter Pass. It is easily climbed from the top of the Whinlatter Pass, through the Forestry Commission plantations. The lower slopes of Whinlatter are clothed in forestry plantation largely of the usual monoculture. One of the nice trekking destination and also you can spend some nice time here.

Whinlatter Forest Park6.54km from Bassenthwaite Lake

A beautiful  World Heritage site that is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, rare wildlife, and adventure play. Many different walking trails are available for all abilities ranging from gravel roads and surfaced paths to tracks of more difficult terrain to explore.  This is a popular visitor’s attraction especially as it is England’s only all forest mountain.

Derwent Pencil Museum9.01km from Bassenthwaite Lake

Derwent Pencil Museum is the home of the first pencil, and the Cumberland Pencil Company, manufacturers of Derwent pencil perfection since 1832. It is home to one of the biggest colouring pencils in the world, the idea of technical manager Barbara Murray.   It is particularly popular with visitors from the county of Yorkshire, due to the importance of pencil production for the local economy during the 1930s.

National Trust - Wordsworth House and Garden9.06km from Bassenthwaite Lake

Wordsworth House and Garden is the birthplace and childhood home of romantic poet William and his sister Dorothy. The house is a Grade I listed building. It is open to the public as a writer's house museum from March to October each year.

Where is Bassenthwaite Lake

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The largest and most widespread industry in Cumbria is tourism. The Lake District National Park alone receives some 15.8 million visitors every year.World-famous for its beautiful lakes and mountainous fells, carved out long ago by glaciers, the Lake District today is a playground for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts.