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Bassenthwaite, Bassenthwaite, Keswick, England
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 6 October 2013

We walked the woodland trail from the Armathwaite Hotel overlooking the lake to the waters edge - absolutely stunning - we continued to walk around the edge of the woods until we got to the bridge - fab memories and highly recommended

3  Thank LAD63
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the north end of the lake and although it is picturesque there is not much to do there. There is a sailing club but there is no tourist boat trips. Around the lake is the main road the A66 but there...More

2  Thank nessie35
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Reviewed today

you have to visit to tick it off your list. not the most picturesque and seemed to be very few stopping places

Thank chris c
Reviewed yesterday

Very good roadside parking with only a short walk to the paths round the lake. Even when it is raining the views are amazing and when the sun shines it is superb.

Thank ROGER N
Reviewed 3 days ago

We love this visit this lake with our dog Ruby. Our latest visit being November 2018. We always park in the last lay by at the Kewick end of the lake. Never seems to be to overcrowded and in November we had our favourite spot...More

Thank 1480johntatt
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always visit this lake when in Lake District. It is beautiful, accessible, breathtaking, calming.

Thank vwwhite
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful views, stunning nature and a great opportunity to get the camera out. Parking nearby is covered by the national trust, it's worth paying for a full day which then entitles you to park in any national trust car park for that day.

Thank daniih48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing such a relaxed dog free wonderful place to visit our second time well recommended

Thank Jet66969127194
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a stunning lake just outside Keswick which runs along side the A66. Easy to get to and well worth a visit!

Thank BigDave1955
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are regular launches across the lake if you can’t walk the full 20+ mile circumnavigation. National Trut car parks on the east side are £4 minimum but there are free council car parks if you seek them out

Thank SwindonImp
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped off to walk our three dogs...they had a ball off the lead...playing in the water, running through the trees and generally having fun!! We walked whilst our better halves were on the gin tour (lakes distillery) recommended with or without dogs and an easy...More

1  Thank Beggch0007
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Shame we could not find a walk that would enable us to go completely around the lake. Magic location and the mist across the lake in the morning was a photographers delight. No wonder the Ospreys like to nest close to the lake

Thank Ian L
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Lucy1922
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Response from Helen K | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I'm sorry you have been misinformed, we didn't cycle round Bassenthwaite lake. Just had a brilliant stay at the Armathwaite Hall Hotel.
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