NY2226 : Bassenthwaite Lake

taken 3 years ago, near to Thornthwaite, Cumbria, Great Britain

Bassenthwaite Lake
Bassenthwaite Lake
Is this the biggest lake in the Lake District?

A trick question of course.
For every schoolboy knows
thereís only one lake in the Lake District.
All the others
are either waters or meres.

Of which there are 16 or 17
depending on how you count
Brothers Water. For some reckon thatís a tarn.

But Bassenthwaite Lake,
has the greatest catchment of them all: 238 km2,
and once was joined with Derwent Water
in a single great lake.
Before deltas from the River Greta and Newlands Beck
eventually built up and divided it.

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Date Taken
Friday, 7 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 10 September, 2018
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Primary Subject of Photo
Lake 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 227 269 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:37.8932N 3:11.9381W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 223 244
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