Bassenthwaite Lake National Nature Reserve, Bassenthwaite

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  • Very tranquil lake to walk around and well maintained. It was a pleasurable walk to the lake through the fields. 
    Very tranquil lake to walk around and well maintained. It was a pleasurable walk to the lake through the fields.  more »
  • Stunning and quiet. Hardly anybody there. Great for a paddle and a cuppa. Only negative was somebody decided to leave a large dog poo and not pick it up! We started our picnic and put it away after... 
    Stunning and quiet. Hardly anybody there. Great for a paddle and a cuppa. Only negative was somebody decided to leave a large dog poo and not pick it up! We started our picnic and put it away after...  more »
  • There are quite a number of lakes in the area and we took the opportunity to do a drive by when visiting Keswick. Travelled up along the eastern side before swinging back around and down the western....  more
    There are quite a number of lakes in the area and we took the opportunity to do a drive by when visiting Keswick. Travelled up along the eastern side before swinging back around and down the western....  more »
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  • Great viewing points to take in the lake and spend lunch time relaxing, especially great if it's sunny.
  • Parking in the layby is naturally a bit limited, pathways are rather overgrown and there could be more information on the flora and fauna of the area. Surprised to see people fishing in a nature reserve. Nice views of the surrounding hills and plenty of wildflowers in bloom (in July).
  • So beautiful here! Perfect for a swim or a few relaxing hours. Makes a lovely peaceful walk.
  • Lovely lake easily accessible from the A66. Permits required for any watercraft and fishing. No wild camping or fires allowed.
  • Beautiful scenery, if only the water was warm ..

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