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Bassenthwaite Lake Station - "A wonderful weekend in The Lakes that is wheelchair accessible too"


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Like many, lockdown persuaded me to explore my own country more, sparking interest in a long weekend in the Lake District, frankly I can’t believe I haven’t been before! Having researched, it turned out The Lakes are rather accessible, so a family weekend was to be had…..

Bassenthwaite Lake Station Restaurant

Lunch was booked onboard the actual train featured in the 2017 film ‘Murder on the Orient Express’. Needless to say doggies and wheelchairs are welcome. An easy glide through the train carriage to a private compartment at the rear of the train, we perched on the plush comfy chairs and ordered from the diverse menu. Mum was delighted with her festive brunch bowl featuring a tender turkey escalope, pig in blanket and fried egg, whilst we shared a Cumbrian sharing platter, an exciting spread of Baked Torpenhow Brie, chicken liver pate, Cumbrian chorizo and salami, home cooked ham, Cumberland sauce glazed chipolata sausage, house chutney, piccalilli, crisp salad and baked bread and Butter. Somehow I managed to squeeze in a sticky toffee pudding, well when in Cumbria! Directly opposite the stationary train station is a nature reserve which usefully has scooter friendly boardwalks.

Write up from the Silver Travel Advisor about their visit to Bassenthwaite Lake Station and pictures showing them accessing the train on a mobility scooter.

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