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Bassenthwaite

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.

Book Your Stay

 
Ravenstone Lodge

Ravenstone Lodge Hotel

Country House Hotel with 9 rooms, £35-£210 pppnb

Ouse Bridge House

Ouse Bridge House

Guest House with 11 rooms, £69-£110 prpnb

Irton House Farm

Irton House Farm

Self-catering with 5 units, £395-£860 pupw sleeps 1-6

Overwater Hall Hotel

Overwater Hall Hotel

Country House Hotel with 11 rooms, £55-£135 pppnb

South View B&B

South View

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £45 pppnb, £80-£85 prpn

The Pheasant

The Pheasant

Hotel with 15 rooms, £87 pppnb

Things to do

What's on

Ann C. Haslam: Framed Textiles

Tue 6 Sep - Mon 24 Oct 2016

Keswick

 
 
 
Iron

Tue 27 Sep 2016

Keswick

 
 
 
The Rivals

Tue 27 Sep 2016

Keswick

 
 
 
Iron

Wed 28 Sep 2016

Keswick

 
 

Surrounding Areas

Cycling Whinlatter
Keswick Town
Skiddaw

Culture and Heritage

Bassenthwaite lake
Bassenthwaite Lake is the only body of water in the Lake District national park to actually be called a Lake. Often referred to as the only lake in the Lake District it is also extremely shallow with a maximum depth of 70 feet (21m).
 
Like many of the bodies of water in the Lake District, Bassenthwaite lies in a glacially eroded valley. It also joined to the nearby Derwentwater by the River Derwent before flowing through Cockermouth and out into the Irish Sea.

A lottery-funded scheme, Bassenthwaite Reflections, is helping to protect the lake's vulnerable plant and animal life through community involvement.

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