Bassenthwaite Lake Natural Wonders of the Lake District


Bassenthwaite Lake Natural Wonders of the Lake District


Marvellous nature in The Lake District

We’ve got some of Britain’s favourite mountains from Helvellyn to Catbells. More lakes than any other area of Cumbria, the quiet and unspoilt Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, knarled yews and old oaks, and wildlife in abundance including Osprey, Red Squirrels, Red Deer, and porpoises and seals which can be seen from the harbour town of Maryport.

Derwentwater near Keswick


From Keswick it’s just a short stroll to discover the glory of Derwent Water and the Borrowdale fells. The hamlets of Watendlath and Rosthwaite are a delight as are the oak woodlands on both side of the valley.


Britain’s most popular mountain or fell is a great walk from Thirlmere. Be sure to be well equipped as the top is over 3,000 ft and is not to be underestimated.

Helvellyn mountain in The Lake District National Park
Solway Coast in Allerdale

The Solway Coast

Tranquil with understated beauty, it has miles of unspoilt shoreline with an abundance of seabirds, flowers and shells to discover. You will love the Solway Coast.

Bassenthwaite Ospreys

The magnificent Ospreys fish for food at Bassenthwaite. You can see them in action from viewing platforms at Dodd Wood or via a video link at Whinlatter Forest Park.

Bassenthwaite Lake Ospreys Natural Wonders of the Lake District
Silloth promenade in Allerdale


Views from the long promenade across to the Solway Firth and Scotland are magnificent. You can enjoy similar great views from the harbour at Maryport.

Buttermere and Crummock Water

After the last ice-age, Buttermere and Crummock Water were one big lake. Now separate, both provide, easy, but memorable circular walks.

Crummock Water in Allerdale
The Bowder Stone in the Lake District

The Bowder Stone

Six times the height of a person, the Bowder Stone is improbably balanced on one edge. Despite this, it can be safely ascended by a wooden staircase.

Rannerdale Knots Bluebells

There is no nicer place than Rannerdale at Crummock Water in the spring when the Bluebells are in full bloom.

Rannerdale Knots Bluebells
The Derwent River Cockermouth

The Rivers Cocker and Derwent

By the Brewery Bridge in Cockermouth where the Cocker joins the Derwent, is a lovely spot to spend a few quite moments.