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The glacial formed lake of Bassenthwaite which once was linked to Derwentwater many years ago, is the only water form in the Lake District which is named a ‘lake’ as the others are ‘waters’, ‘meres’ and ‘tarns’.
Situated on the outskirts of Bassenthwaite Lake, this brilliant animal attraction is a great day out for all no matter what your age!
On the outskirts of Keswick is the grand historic home known as Mirehouse built in 1666 by The Earl of Derby.
Next to Bassenthwaite Lake is St Bega Church which is the parish church of Bassenthwaite. Services have been going on here at this ancient location for over a thousand years.
Skiddaw will provide you with the longest downhill mountain ride in England! This 17km descent is the ideal route to take if you’re a fan of this amazing extreme sport.
Bassenthwaite Lake is four miles long and lies at the foot of the steep slopes of Skiddaw.
A small independent outdoor provider offer holiday makers tailor made packages for you and your family. Activities include rock climbing, kayaking and Ghyll Scrambling. Tel: 01768 776143
Alternative is a design led Gift and Household Store which was brought to life by Tony and Elaine Bell in 2011, having traded successfully in Carlisle.
The renowned Mae’s Tea Room and Gallery in Uldale is open throughout the year, serving tasty home cooked food through the day and some evenings and exhibits paintings by local artists.
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