History of Bassenthwaite

The church of St Bega is in fields near the lake, some distance away from the village, and was built about 950AD. It is a grade II* listed building, and is popular for weddings. It is the parish church of Bassenthwaite: St John's church was built later as a chapel of ease. The St Bega's Way walking route was described in a booklet published to raise funds for the church in 2008