Well done if you identified Bassenthwaite as the only lake in the Lake District!
One of the largest lakes, Bassenthwaite is 4 miles long and ¾ mile wide. However, it’s only 70 feet deep making it one of the shallowest bodies of water in the Lake District.
Did you know?
Bassenthwaite is the most northerly of the lakes and has a small open-air theatre at Mirehouse.
The lake is home to an endangered fish species known as the vendace. This rare fish is found only at Bassenthwaite and Derwentwater.