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Bassenthwaite Rotary Club - Welcome ! please scroll down this page to learn more about Rotary and us.


On 30 June 2015the Presidency of the club was formally transferred from the outgoing President Alan to the new president David. The Club has a busy and varied forward programme of activities









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This years event to be held at Derwentwater marina on Saturday 22nd September Some pictures of previous years shows great family days.


About us

Forthcoming Events

Coronavirus Update. Tuesday 17th March

It is with a great regret that we as a club decided to suspend our meetings for the foreseeable future, following Government guidelines.

We will update our website as the situation changes.

In the meantime, Rotary members and our local communities are welcome to contact us if  you may require our support

What have we done recently

Thursday 24th October was World Polio day - we planted Crocus Bulbs  in Bassenthwaite, Braithwaite and Embleton, assisted by pupils from Bassenthwaite Primary, and Braithwaite Primary

Friday 1st November - was our Rugby World Cup draw in Sainsbury - Cockermouth raising money for Prostrate Cancer Charities

Our Great Derwentwater Tigerboat Challenge was held on Saturday 14th September, we  had 15 teams entered, and all had a great days fun, we even had our Rotary clubs team race !!!

We will keep you posted on how much money the teams have rasied to help their favourite good cause or charity.

On Sunday 8th September 2019 The Rock of Ages Experience were at Keswick -Theatre by the Lake, with an exciting show of great 80's hits. it was a great show enjoyed by all.

Background information

Rotary Club of Bassenthwaite: https://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=1692

Members are drawn from a wide area around the towns of Keswick and Cockermouth. The Club has a track record in local and international projects, and for many years provided assistance to hospitals and a children’s home in Ukraine. In partnership with the Rotary Club of Workington Derwent, it runs the annual Tiger Boat charity event on Derwent Water.

Rotary is made up of people around the world working together to clean the environment, end polio, improve our communities, and accomplish many extraordinary things every day.

Arughat Support Fund: http://www.arughatsupportfund.com/

We work with a small local community in Nepal, dedicated to supporting their hospital and schools. The area was devastated by the 2015 earthquake.

Look out for more details soon!


Easter Felltop Café – with a Nepali twist

The alfresco café on top of Latrigg near Keswick took place for the eleventh time on Easter Sunday, 21 April. We enjoyed doing it, and our customers enjoy the novelty of felltop refreshments. We even have repeat customers who time their visit to the Lakes to coincide with the café. The ascent of Latrigg is a popular and family-friendly walk from Keswick and the view from the top is one of the best in the Lakes’.

Funds raised are to support our project to upgrade sanitation in Danda Guan, Nepal.

We are working with Eaglesfield-based Arughat Support Fund, which has successfully supported hospital and school projects in Nepal following the devastating earthquake of 2015.

Bassenthwaite Rotary held an exciting new event, our Club Burn's Night  in Bassenthwaite Village Hall on Friday 25th January 

We helped organise and run the 2018 Keswick Victorian Fayre held on Sunday 2nd December 2018, with many stalls for local charities and Santa's Reindeer -- it was a great day, with our  club's own mince pies and mulled wine, original human fruit machine anf lucky 7's stalls

Thanks to all our Customers and Helpers.

Our 2018 Great Derwentwater Tigerboat challenge took place on Saturday 22nd September, we had 10 teams battling to be the 2018 challenge winners, but the real winners are the charities that the teams are supporting. 

Balsam pull at Dash Beck Bassenthwaite

Marshalling at Muncaster colour run, for Hospice at home,

Bassenthwaite Rotary and The Lakesman Triathlon 2018

Thankfully the weather was cooler than it had been in the weeks leading up to the Lakesman Triathlon in Keswick on Sunday, 17. Bassenthwaite Rotary Club responded to the request by Lakesman Triathlon organiser and Ironman triathlete, Phil Whitehead to help with marshalling the event. Four hundred competitors take part in this gruelling race involving a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile cycle ride and running a 26 mile marathon. It is the third year that Bassenthwaite Rotary club has helped marshal the event, which was estimated to bring £1.5 million into the local economy in 2017. In return for the hours of service provided by the club, Bassenthwaite Rotary are provided with a stall at the ever popular Cockermouth Food Fair in September.

We ran our Original Human Fruit machine at the Silloth Roary Village on the 27th May,
as well as raining money we was able to make sure everyone went away with a smile !

We helped organise and run the 2017 Keswick Victorian Fayre held on Sunday 3rd December 2017, with many stalls for local charities and Santa's Reindeer -- it was a great day.

The 2017 Tigerboat Event held on Saturday 16th September 2017, had 11 teams competing for the Great Derwentwater challenge Trophy and was a huge success, the last few teams sponsorship money will be in soon and then we will release how much has been raised by working together for Charities and good causes.

On 27th August 2017 - we put on the "Take That Experience" at Keswick's Theatre by the Lake, it was a fantastic show, acknowledged by the Theatre, Audience and the group !

Supporting West Cumbria Hospice at Home events - Muncaster Colour Run (July)

Latrigg Cafe (April 2017)
Project at Bassenthwaite School  Playground Restoration (February 2017)
Practical work to clear the play area damaged during the December 2015 Floods,  we successfully recycled a significent amount of wood to be used locally as firewood and stones and rubble as hardcore for construction work in the village, and contributed towards playground restoration.

Why should you want to find out about our club?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     We have fun - but at the same time we seek to support Rotary traditions through a progressive hands-on approach, raising funds for charitable causes,

working with other Rotary Clubs and organisations, involving the local community, seeking to make best use of 

income and contributing to both local, national and international charities.

We are located in a delightful location - a fantastic venue the Pheasant a superbly appointed former coaching inn

with history dating back over two centuries in a corner of the English Lake District with stunning views of the fells 

and extensive opportunities for walking and outdoor pursuits.


For more information check it out http://www.the-pheasant.co.uk/


 Our meetings are held on Monday nights in the restaurant, with a number of outside activities 

and guest speakers during the year. 


For more information click on Programme/future at the top of the page


Our members are from a wide variety of businesses and professions drawn from a diverse area around the towns of Keswick and Cockermouth. 

 Fellowship is an important pat of our activities and we welcome speakers, guests, and potential new members at 

our meetings - come along to find out!  


Our new Rotary year is now nearly halfway through - see what we have in store!



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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Mondays at 1915 for 1930
(No meetings on Bank Holidays)
The Pheasant, Bassenthwaite

CA13 9YE  017687 76234

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