Bassenthwaite Lake, a finger of water lying tranquilly under the lofty bulk of Skiddaw, is indelibly linked with the spectacular sight of ospreys swooping over the lake and diving for fish in its waters.
This national nature reserve, fringed with a mosaic of reed beds, fen marshland, woodlands and wild flower meadows, is rich in wildlife.
A lottery-funded scheme, Bassenthwaite Reflections, is helping to protect the lake's vulnerable plant and animal life through community involvement.
|Tue 28 Apr - Fri 1 May||Oliver! at Theatre by the Lake|
|Fri 1 May||An evening of poetry with Mike Harding at Theatre by the Lake|
|Fri 1 May||Antique & Collectors Fair at The Skiddaw Hotel|
|Sat 2 May||Antique & Collectors Fair at The Skiddaw Hotel|