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Bassenthwaite Lake

Bassenthwaite Lake ,one of the most beautiful & secluded of all the Lakes, is situated in the northeast of the Lake District. It is also one of the longest lakes(at 6.4 km) & shallowest lakes (at 22 metres) in the Lake District .

Derwent Water and Bassenthwaite Lake were once a single lake until alluvial deposits separated them.

It is believed that Bassenthwaite Lake inspired Lord Alfred Tennyson to describe the throwing of the sword Excalibur into a lake in his famous novel Morte d'Arthur.

"Not one tourist in a hundred knows anything of the real beauty of Bassenthwaite"

Eliza Lynn Linton

 Bassenthwaite Lake Attractions

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