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Bassenthwaite


18 Jan 2014 7:49PM
Hi Everyone
Hopefully I am off to stay in Bassenthwaite village during half term Feb 16th etc:
Anyone help with photo locations in the vicinity for either landscapes or wildlife..

David

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chris.maddock 13 3.4k United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 8:12PM
18 Jan 2014 8:21PM
Thanks Chris appreciated

David
tomcat e2
9 6.0k 15 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 9:26PM
If nothing else David, you have stirred us into deciding it is the Lakes in OctoberSmile
Staying at Whitehaven by the look of itGrin

Adrian
Evertonian 1 461 England
19 Jan 2014 11:16AM
Well you are on to a winner, Lake Bassenthwaite is the only lake in the Lake District. All the others are tarns, waters or meres. People tend to say and the misnomer seems to be continuing onto maps even,Windermere is the largest lake but as can be clearly seen it is a mere and not a lake.
keithh e2
10 23.2k 33 Wallis And Futuna
19 Jan 2014 12:56PM
Mere is a description of the type of lake that the water is.

(As you were. Pedant button off) Wink
mikehit e2
5 6.8k 11 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2014 2:08PM
Yep

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mere_%28lake%29

Quote:Mere in English refers to a lake that is broad in relation to its depth, e.g. Martin Mere. A significant effect of its shallow depth is that for all or most of the time, it has no thermocline.


So 'Lake Windermere' is, strictly, tautologous - like saying 'Lake Bassenthwaite lake'
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
19 Jan 2014 2:51PM
I used to go regularly to the Lakes some years ago but not done so recently. I'm told it is very touristy now.
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
19 Jan 2014 5:07PM
It has been very touristy since the station at Windermere was built and linked to the railways
keithh e2
10 23.2k 33 Wallis And Futuna
19 Jan 2014 8:59PM

Quote:I'm told it is very touristy now.


I blame Wordsworth and the railways.
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
19 Jan 2014 10:25PM
and that bloke who nicked his name from a Thwaites Beer... err.... Wainwright... Wink
keithh e2
10 23.2k 33 Wallis And Futuna
20 Jan 2014 12:26PM
Makes think that CB must have been born in the 17thC. Wink
peterjones 12 4.0k 1 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2014 12:40PM
I blame the Lake District.
lobsterboy e2
10 14.2k 13 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2014 1:27PM
And the Romans building their blooming roads over Hardknott Pass and all - spoiled the ambiance it did...
RogBrown 7 3.0k 10 England
20 Jan 2014 3:24PM
What was the ambulance doing up there? Wink

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