Osprey Viewpoint & Bassenthwaite Lake Walk
The Osprey Viewpoint & Bassenthwaite Lake Walk is a scenic Lake District adventure that will expose you to some beautiful views of Bassenthwaite Lake. While out on the trail, you will traverse lovely stretches of woodland terrain on the way to the scenic lookout at Osprey Point before heading down to the edge of the water for a pleasant walk in a wonderful lakeside setting. This area is a popular destination for birdwatchers, so make sure to keep an eye out for some unique species that may be in the area!
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Route Description for Osprey Viewpoint & Bassenthwaite Lake Walk
The Osprey Viewpoint & Bassenthwaite Lake Walk is a charming trail that is popular with beginner walkers, families and bird watching enthusiasts due to the beautiful lakeside views and abundant wildlife in the area. The trail sets out from the parking area and initially climbs gently uphill through the forest to reach the Osprey Viewpoint for some pleasant views across Bassenthwaite Lake. From here, you will descend the hillside along Skill Beck and make your way to the shores of the lake for a nice stroll by the water’s edge. After passing through Lakeside Wood, the route will follow along the road to the east to bring you to the Castle Inn Hotel, where you can enjoy some post-walk refreshments while waiting to catch the bus back to the trailhead.
Getting to the Osprey Viewpoint & Bassenthwaite Lake Walk Trailhead
To reach the trailhead for the Osprey Viewpoint & Bassenthwaite Lake Walk from Keswick, drive east on Crosthwaite Road for 0.6 km and take the second exit at the roundabout onto A591. Follow this for 4.2 km to find the trailhead on the right.
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