Bassenthwaite attractions

Bassenthwaite attractions

BassenthwaiteBassenthwaite lies in Cumbria, a county formed from the old counties of Cumberland, Westmorland, and part of North Lancashire, and now England's second largest county in size. Here you will find the beautiful Lake District National Park with spectacular mountain scenery, forest trails and lakeside paths around the 16 major lakes. The almost alpine landscape of England's highest mountains are a draw for the millions of visitors who pour into the park each year, where for 200 years, it has been the inspiration for artists, poets and writers who have made their home here.

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Attractions Bassenthwaite Lake is one of the largest at 4 miles long and 3/4 mile wide, but also one of the shallowest at 70 ft deep. It is the most northerly of the lakes, and has no major settlements on its shores. There is a shore path which runs the length of the west shore, but there is no access to the east side except at Mirehouse. Bassenthwaite is home to the vendace, a rare and endangered fish species found only here and in Derwentwater. About 2 miles west of Bassenthwaite.

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Attractions Mirehouse is a remarkable historic house and gardens facing Bassenthwaite Lake. The gardens contain 4 wooded adventure playgrounds, varied sheltered gardens and lakeside walks through woods and parks. Here there is a small open-air theatre, built in 1974 for the reading of 'Morte d'Arthur' to the Tennyson society at the place where it is thought that Tennyson, who often stayed at Mirehouse, composed much of the poem. About 3 miles south of Bassenthwaite.

Mirehouse

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Attractions Lakeland Sheep and Wool Centre, Egremont Road, Cockermouth
Tel: 01900 822673. An indoor presentation of sheep sheerers at work with hands-on experience and opportunity to meet 19 different breeds of live sheep.
About 7 miles west of Bassenthwaite.

Lakeland Sheep and Wool Centre

Skiddaw

Attractions Skiddaw, with a summit at 921 m (3,054 feet) above sea level, is the fourth highest mountain in England. It lies just north of Keswick and south of Bassenthwaite. It is the simplest of the Lake District mountains of this height to walk up as there is a "tourist track" from a car park to the north-east of Keswick, near the summit of Latrigg, and many walking guides recommend it to the occasional walker wishing to climb a mountain.

Skiddaw

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