About us

While our notional '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 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.

In partnership with Workington Derwent Rotary, we run the Tiger Boat charity event on Derwent Water. 


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

Beach litter picking party, Allonby, 2021


Young Photographer Competition 2021

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Mondays at 7 for 7.30pm; twice per month

(We meet twice a month at at the Pheasant Inn, near Dubwath, Bassenthwaite Lake. We also have outside meetings and events as well as some Zoom meetings. ) The Pheasant Inn
Bassenthwaite Lake
CA13 9YE  01768 776234

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