- a lake in NW England, in Cumbria near Keswick. Length: 6 km (4 miles)
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At Bassenthwaite a man and his son trained a pair of otters to fish in the lake.Poachers and Poaching
Both snow and hail are recorded on the 10th in the register kept for me at Bassenthwaite Halls, at the foot of Skiddaw.
Derwent Water and Bassenthwaite lake are the only lakes seen, and but one of these from the summit.
Northern lights remarkably fine—chiefly a purple-blue—in shooting pyramids, moved from over Bassenthwaite behind Skiddaw.Anima Poet
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
At Keswick we staid one night, riding to Bassenthwaite in the afternoon, and sailing upon the lake in the evening.Memoir of Mary L. Ware, Wife of Henry Ware, Jr.
Edward B. Hall