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 15 Mar - Tue 18 Oct||Be inspired by Beatrix at Wordsworth House and Garden|
|Wed 16 Mar - Sun 30 Oct||Beatrix Potter’s love of the Northern Lakes at Wordsworth House and Garden|
|Sun 13 Mar - Sun 30 Oct||Bug hunters and explorers at Wordsworth House and Garden|
|Sat 23 Apr - Sun 5 Jun||Mountain High Art Exhibition at Keswick|