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Bassenthwaite Lake

Address: Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite, England
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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English first
North West
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

well worth a visit if you're in the North Lakes. Plenty of stop off opportunities around the Lake for children or adults to enjoy bird watching and the stunning views. The top end has lakeside pubs and restaurants.

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bradford
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

the lake is stunning with breathtaking views and enchanting walks its a must just remember to pack your walking boots!

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

None of the commercialism that other lakes have, just lovely scenery, woodland walks and a few hotels. Skiddaw can be accessed from the lake side. A no hassle place with quiet roads.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Amazing scenery takes about two and a half hours to walk around all of the lake. Unsuitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs, be sure to pop to the loo before you start your walk as there are no facilities half way round !

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Batley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

good walks, wonderful scenery, good (pay & display) parking, visit to Mirehouse gardens and church are worth a visit

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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