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Bassenthwaite Lake

Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite, England
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Type: Bodies of Water
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- Oct 10, 2014
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

tranquil and unspoilt perfect to walk along unlike the Windermere which has become so commercialised

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Decent access, with large 'lay bys' at the side of the main road. No formal pathway from the road to the lake, but the ground was mostly level after steps down from the gate to the viewing point.

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Middlesbrough
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Beautiful Lake lots of parking area's to nip to the waters edge, can fish, canoe, kayak, so much to be done or just sit & reflect & take in the Beauty & Peace of the area

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Lytham St Annes, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Everything was lovely about the trip. There were lay-bys to stop for a while and find some scenes to photograph. Some beautiful views that took your breath away. Didn't like leaving!

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This lake holds a lot of fond memories for me, as a family we used to spend a week holidaying at the northern end year in and year out for close on 15 years, the first visit was back in the mid 1980's though the holiday's I remember the most are all in the 90's, as such I spent a... More

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Mortehoe, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It was very peaceful, we were the only walkers on that particular park of the lake on the morning, lovely quiet area with just cows for company in places. Well signposted with public footpath pointers.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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506 reviews 506 reviews
350 attraction reviews
328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Very peaceful - didn't see anyone else at all. We walked down from the Hall which has its own access. Quite a walk from the hall but it is a nice lake. Has some nice views but nothing like Windermere and Coniston - this is probably the least known of the Lakes although it is one of the larger bodies... More

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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117 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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