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“Pike Fishing!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bassenthwaite Lake

Bassenthwaite Lake
Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite, England
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Type: Bodies of Water
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Pike Fishing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Big Water!
Big Fish!
blooming well worth the trip!

proper fishermen know what i am saying!! you will sit and wait , then all of a sudden everything goes ballistic as a croc decides it dinner time!

Visited June 2012
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English first
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Peaceful, Quiet spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

One of the less frequented and quieter northern lakes with many beautiful walks and sheltered lanes to visit. A very special spot far off the tourist trail.

Visited November 2011
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Newcastle, England
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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Lots to see and do around the lake and dodds Wood. Take your Camera to ensure you capture your own private moment... Whatever the weather, whatever the season... It is magical.

Visited September 2012
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Whitby, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“My favourite lake in The Lakes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Bassenthwaite is a picturesque and tranquil lake, a short drive away from Keswick.

The lake itself is very quiet and can be sailed or fished on. There are a number of camping sites and a boat club, amongst other things, found around the fringes. Nearby there are also a number of hotels, pubs and other attractions, in the surrounding villages.

The water is clean and makes for a nice swim and most of the time, the majority of the lake is empty and allows for kayaking, canoeing, sailing and more in peace and quiet.

On a side note - as far as I'm aware, it's the only large body of water in the Lake District which is classed as a lake rather than a mere or water.

Visited September 2012
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“Good to cycle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

18 miles all around the lake. Good to cycle not to hilly.
Views are great, always see a bird of prey along the way.

Visited August 2012
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