Reeds by Bassenthwaite Lake copyright Michael Turner
Reeds by Bassenthwaite Lake

Bassenthwaite Interpretation Panels

Cost:free

These interpretation panels for Bassenthwaite Lake National Nature Reserve feature specially commissioned illustrations of Bassenthwaite Lake by local artist Bob Henfrey, and bird paintings by Jonathan Hicks.

The panels are placed at points around the lake to provide information about the wildlife which abounds in this environmentally sensitive area. They also advise how people can minimise their impact on the environment, and list permit outlets for angling, windsurfing, sailing and canoeing.

More than 70 varieties of birds breed on and around the lake, including the famous ospreys, tufted ducks, goldeneyes, coots, pochards, mallards and widgeons. The lake is also home to a wide variety of fish, such as the rare vendace, roach, dace and pike.