About us

Our 'home' is beautiful Bassenthwaite Lake in the northern part of the Lake District. Our members are from a wide area around the nearby Cumbrian towns of Keswick and Cockermouth as well as Bassenthwaite village. We have a track record in local and international projects. Locally we work with schools, youth groups, Calvert Trust, hospices, food bank and other organsations in our community and we are known for our pop-up Felltop Café on the summit of Latrigg.

Internationally, for many years we provided assistance to hospitals and a children’s home in Ukraine and maintain this link. With the support of other Rotary clubs and sponsors we ran a project to provide a clean water supply to a small community and school in Nepal, and followed up by funding IT equipment for the school.

 Welcome to our locality: Bassenthwaite Lake


Bass Rotary, Friends of Rotary and other volunteers joining forces with West Cumbria Rivers Trust in the fight against Himalayan Balsam at High Mosser, Cumbria, 2021.

Beach litter picking party at Allonby on the Solway coast 2021


Young Photographer Competition 2021. Exhibition in Keswick.

End Polio campaign

Sponsored walk for polio eradication, Dunkeld, Perthshire, 2021

Purple4Polio:planting crocus bulbs at Braithwaite in Cumbria, 2021

2023 Bucket collection for Purple for Polio


New interactive whiteboard in the computer lab at post-earthquake Shree Siddha Devi School, Danda Gaun, Nepal, 2021


Keswick Christmas Fayre, 2021

Local action - fundraising

Pop-up Felltop café - Latrigg, near Keswick, 2022

The Original Human Fruit Machine in action at Cockermouth, July 2022

Setting up the café on top of Latrigg Fell again - that's the second time this year!

Fundraising for three local charities. August 2022.

Latrigg Café, Easter 2023 (cool and breezy!)

(We do actually do more than run Latrigg Café events...)

Below - Smiling volunteers waiting to serve the hungry and thirsty public.

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Mondays at 6.30pm; twice per month

(We meet at at the Pheasant Inn, near Dubwath, Bassenthwaite Lake. We also have outside meetings and events as well as some Zoom meetings. ) Bassenthwaite Lake

CA13 9YE  01768 776234

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