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  • Address: Bassenwaithe, Lake District, England

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Bassenthwaite Lake Tours

One of the Lake District’s largest lakes at 6.4 km in length, Bassenthwaite Lake is best known for its abundant native wildlife, now preserved as part of the region’s only wetland nature reserve. Osprey, Grasshopper Warbler, Curlew, Greylag and Meadow Pipit are among the bird species that frequent the wetlands, while the lake is also one of two places in England to see the rare vendace fish. 

As well as wildlife watching, Bassenthwaite Lake is a popular spot for sailing, canoeing and fishing (for which a license is required) and the surrounding valley has ample opportunities for hiking, including the popular peaks of Skiddaw, the Lord's Seat and Ullock Pike, all of which offer spectacular views over the lake. 

Practical Info

Bassenthwaite Lake is located in the north of the Lake District National Park, approximately 10 km north of Keswick.

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The Winter Ten Lakes Spectacular Tour: Lake District Tour from Windermere, Windermere, null

The Winter Ten Lakes Spectacular Tour: Lake District Tour from Windermere

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 26 Reviews

See ten of the most beautiful lakes in England in ONE winter day. The English Lake District is one of the most recent additions to UNESCO’s World Heritage ...  Read more

Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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