English: Bassenthwaite is a village and civil parish in the Allerdale district of Cumbria, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 412. The village is about nine miles east from Cockermouth, and is approximately one mile from Bassenthwaite Lake. Containing just a single pub and no shop, it is largely an agricultural community, with two farms within the village itself, with a number of holiday homes. Boasting a Church of England Church on its outskirts, together with a tiny methodist chapel, it contains many elements of the archetypal English village including a green, primary school and a stream running through it. The village also has a Caravan Site named Trafford Caravan Park. It is positioned on Carlisle Road 6 miles from the roundabout just outside Keswick. Bassenthwaite Village is at the foot of the wonderful Skiddaw (6th highest mountain in England at 3051ft) which is a fantastic view. Views seen from the village are of Robin Hood (hill), Skiddaw, Ullock Pike, Longside Egde, Dodd Wood, Barf ( in the distance ) and many more views.


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