The four-mile-long, shimmering lake of Bassenthwaite Lake can be found amidst the stunning peaks of Ullock Pike and Skiddaw. Whilst being one of the largest lakes in the national park, it’s also amongst the shallowest at 70 feet.
The lake is a superb place to come if you love the outdoors! Walking, swimming and boating are just a few of the activities available here.
Bassenthwaite Sailing Club rests on the lake shore. Here, you can sign up to become a member, receive access to sailing equipment and partake in sailing programmes.
When it comes to walking, walking around the lake is a little tricky due to the lack of access to the eastern shore. However, you can still enjoy a scenic hike along the western shore! A wealth of hikes veer off or pass by the lake as well, including Skiddaw Shepherd’s Memorial and Sale Fell.
Alternatively, why not go for a wild swim with a group of friends? Afterwards, you can sit and unwind on the shore while admiring the wealth of wildlife that have made Bassenthwaite Lake their home. Rare vendace fish, greylag geese and osprey can be spotted here.
Once you’ve visited this lovely lake, why not venture to the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park? The Bassenthwaite Lake Station also rests close-by if you want to treat yourself to a meal out.
Come to Bassenthwaite Lake for a day in the great outdoors to remember…