Bassenthwaite

BASSENTHWAITE GUIDE
The Lake District, Cumbria

Grid Ref: NY 230 323

The only lake in the Lake District actually called a lake, is Bassenthwaite Lake. The rest are “waters”.

The small village of just 500 people is about a mile from the lake and a few miles from the A66. Bassenthwaite sits in the shadow of Skiddaw, one of England’s tallest mountains.

PLACES TO STAY
Accommodation is spread between the village and a few miles out, often towards the Lake.

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PLACES TO EAT 
There is a single pub in the village. Keswick or Cockermouth are the closest large towns. There isn’t a shop in the village.

THINGS TO DO
A walk to the lake a mile away, or take a walk up Skiddaw, one of England’s highest mountains.

CLOSE BY

  • Go Ape Whinlatter Forest Park8.6 miles
  • Whinlatter Forest Park9 miles
  • Theatre by the Lake9.8 miles
  • Derwentwater11 miles
  • Cat Bells11.5 miles

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