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“Lots to see in the area”
Review of Bassenthwaite Lake

Bassenthwaite Lake
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US$38.93*
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Lake District Tour from Windermere: Ten Lakes in One Winter Day
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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437 reviews
262 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
“Lots to see in the area”
Reviewed 20 August 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 see Ospreys!), plus Mirehouse and St. Bega's Church. As this is a quieter part of the Lakes it is well worth seeking out, but just not for Bassenthwaite itself.

Visited June 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Struggled to get to the lakeside!”
Reviewed 11 August 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!

Visited August 2014
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65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Lovely place for a picnic”
Reviewed 4 August 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.
Worth a stop.

Visited August 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Bassenthwaithe Lake!”
Reviewed 31 July 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.

Visited January 2014
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Bromley
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105 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“difficult to get close to the lakeside”
Reviewed 30 July 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

Visited July 2014
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