Bassenthwaite Lake :: Shared Description

Bassenthwaite Lake is one of the largest water bodies in the Lake District. It is long and narrow, approximately 4 miles long and 3⁄4-mile wide; it is also quite shallow, with a maximum depth of about 70 ft. The lake lies at the foot of Skiddaw, near the town of Keswick; it is fed by, and also drains into, the River Derwent..

Like the other Lake District lakes, Bassenthwaite Lake lies in a glacially eroded valley, left after the last glaciation. Bassenthwaite Lake is linked to Derwent Water by the River Derwent, which crosses the 3-mile alluvial plain between the two lakes. There has been speculation that Derwent Water and Bassenthwaite Lake were once one larger lake with the alluvial flats now separating them formed from partial infill of the original basin.

Bassenthwaite is the only body of water in the Lake District to be technically defined as a "lake" and to use the word "lake" in its name, all the others being "waters" (eg, Derwent Water), "meres" (eg, Windermere) or "tarns" (eg, Dock Tarn).
by David Dixon

25 images use this description:

NY2227 : Blackstock Point by David Dixon
NY2030 : Bassenthwaite Lake from the A66 at Peel Wyke by David Dixon
NY2227 : Bassenthwaite Lake by David Dixon
NY2128 : Bassenthwaite Lake at Beck Wythop by David Dixon
NY2227 : Blackstock Point, Bassenthwaite Lake by David Dixon
NY2032 : Bassenthwaite Shore near Ouse Bridge by David Dixon
NY2032 : Northern Shore of Bassenthwaite Lake by David Dixon
NY2227 : Bassenthwaite Lake from Blackstock Point by David Dixon
NY2030 : Peel Wyke Slipway, Bassenthwaite Lake by David Dixon
NY2227 : Bassenthwaite Lake at Blackstock Point by David Dixon
NY2032 : Shore Path, Bassenthwaite Lake near Ouse Bridge by David Dixon
NY2032 : Path to Bassenthwaite Shore by David Dixon
NY2030 : Bassenthwaite Lake near Peel Wyke by David Dixon
NY2226 : Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite from the A66 by David Dixon
NY2128 : Bassenthwaite Lake, Beck Wythop by David Dixon
NY2031 : Bassenthwaite Lake, Banks Point by David Dixon
NY2227 : Bassenthwaite Lake near Blackstock Point by David Dixon
NY2227 : Clouds Covering Skiddaw, Bassenthwaite Lake at Blackstock Point by David Dixon
NY2031 : Bassenthwaite Shore by David Dixon
NY2226 : Bassenthwaite and Skiddaw by David Dixon
NY2128 : Path to Bassenthwaite Lake at Beck Wythop by David Dixon
NY2031 : Shore at Bassenthwaite Lake near Banks Point by David Dixon
NY2032 : Bassenthwaite Lake by David Dixon
NY2031 : Path to Bassenthwaite Lake by David Dixon
NY2128 : Bassenthwaite Lake by David Dixon


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Created: Tue, 15 Apr 2014, Updated: Tue, 15 Apr 2014

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