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Bassenthwaite Lake

Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite, England
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Type: Bodies of Water
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- Aug 20, 2014
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
70 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Bassenthwaite isn't one of the well-known or very popular Lakes, probably because it doesn't have the dramatic scenery or pretty views like the others. Also there aren't many places with good access to the Lakeside for walks. However there are lots of places around the Lake worth visiting - there's great walking starting from Dodd Wood (plus a chance to... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stayed on the west side of the lake, near to the sailing club, and whilst picturesque we did struggle to get to the side of the lake. There was one small section but we only found this by accident! Very quiet though and great wildlife!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The lake is worth a stop and has breathtaking views over the fells and surrounding area. The place near the top end of the lake was limited in walks etc, but it did provide a nice view whilst picnicking. There were several young lads fishing in the lake and looked like they were having fun and a bit of success.... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We found this to be the quietest lake we came across during our visit to the northern lakes. It was less 'touristy' than the others which made for a relaxing and peaceful walk.

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Bromley
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Went for a walk down to the sailing club but couldn't get any closer to the lake. Drove past the following morning, beautiful views

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It's a lovely lake, quite small and good for a landmark, trying to find Bassenthwaite, but in the Lake District in my opinion it is one of the smaller, less dramatic lakes. Happy for others to disagree with me.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

As it is the in the north it is an easy trip from Scotland, to feel you have had some time away, without going too far! There are a few hotels/bars around the outside in small villages, along with some great paths and walks. Another bonus of its northern geography is that it is far less busy that the central... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This lake is worth a visit. We were staying at the nearby Armathwaite Hall and this was a few minutes walk away. It offers stunning views along the lake and the valley of hills. Take a picnic and sit by the water and enjoy the stunning views on offer.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Nothing out of the ordinary perhaps due to its remoteness from the other lakes. Sailing club was closed on day of visit, may not like visitors to use their facilities. No other attractions to make people to stop.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This a very calming place to be very good for walking. A great place to sit and read also to meet people from all over the world.

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