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Pictures of Bassenthwaite

in the county of Cumbria

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This is the most northerly of all the lakes, it resembles beaten silver nestling between the sun dappled heights of soaring fells and mountains. Almost at its shores are Barf, Greystones, Lord's Seat, Broom Fell and Ling Fell.

At around 4 miles long Bassenthwaite is one of the smaller lakes and interestingly is the only one to be called a lake instead of a "water" or "mere". The surrounding scenery has an awesome appeal with dramatic views across wild forestry towards Ullock Pike.

Since early in the 19th-century, the lakes have been the haunt of walkers who find at Bassenthwaite a peace and tranquillity lost long ago by other more popular Lakeland waters

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Vale of Keswick, Cumbria

Keswick (453 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Cumbria

(6.1 miles, 9.9 km, direction SE of Bassenthwaite)

Keswick is a pretty Market Town that nestles between the spectacular Skiddaw Mountains and the northern end of the serene Derwentwater Lake within the Lake District National Park.....

A picture of Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

Threlkeld (12 Pictures)

in the county of Cumbria

(6.9 miles, 11.0 km, direction SE of Bassenthwaite)

This is a magical area of sparking lakes, tumbling waterfalls, high peaks and vast moorland regions...

From Castlerigg Farm Campsite, looking towards Cat Bells. Lake District

Castlerigg (10 Pictures)

in the county of Cumbria

(7.1 miles, 11.4 km, direction SE of Bassenthwaite)

Castlerigg is a favoured destination for tourists, it is easily accessible from the market town of Keswick and is within easy reach of the snaking waters of the pretty River Greta, picturesque becks and fells...

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Cockermouth (4 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Cumbria

(7.2 miles, 11.5 km, direction W of Bassenthwaite)

Cockermouth is ideally placed to be used as a centre for touring the Lake District National Park. It has a High Street seemingly unaltered, and is ringed by some of the finest scenery in England...

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Loweswater (17 Pictures)

in the county of Cumbria

(8.9 miles, 14.4 km, direction SW of Bassenthwaite)

Loweswater is centred in a landscape of grandeur, it is surrounded by Mellbreak Fell, Carling Knott Fell and Burnbank Fell, all excellent climbing and walking country giving views of a mountainous landscape reflected in sun-kissed pewter waters...

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A picture of Whinlatter Forest Park

Whinlatter Forest Park (7 Pictures)

(5.5 miles, 8.8 km, direction S)

If you happen to visit Keswick in Cumbria do not miss out on Whinlatter Forest Park, for this superb gift of nature is a real.....

Derwentwater summer afternoon.

Derwentwater (415 Pictures)

(6.2 miles, 10.0 km, direction S)

Derwentwater is one of 16 Lakes set within the Lake District National Park in Cumbria. It is one of the most northerly of the.....

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Castlerigg Stone Circle (38 Pictures)

(6.6 miles, 10.7 km, direction SE)

The best time to view Castlerigg Stone Circle is that eyrie time when night is just giving way to dawn. It is then, with a.....

General view showing Cockermouth Castle and Jennings Brewery, Cumbria

Cockermouth Castle (1 Pictures)

(6.9 miles, 11.2 km, direction W)

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A picture of Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum (2 Pictures)

(7.5 miles, 12.0 km, direction SE)

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Crummock Water (37 Pictures)

(9.7 miles, 15.5 km, direction SW)

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The Bowder Stone (6 Pictures)

(9.9 miles, 15.9 km, direction S)

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