Discover beautiful Cockermouth on foot or bike

If you enjoy walking or cycling, then Cockermouth is an ideal place to stay, and explore part of the un spoilt Northern Lakes. Why not bag yourself a few Wainrights (fells over 1000’) on your way to completing all 214, by walking Sale Fell, or Ling fell, only a few minutes’ drive from Cockermouth, or Binsey, a few minutes further  with a glimpse of the hidden back ‘o Skidaw fells, empty even in the summer months. You can walk from the centre of Town onto the top of Watch Hill for a glorious view across the Solway Firth to Scotland, or south to the hills or the northern valleys. The Lorton valley is on your doorstep with walks around Loweswater, Crummock and Buttermere lakes and the surrounding fells, including the famous Brackenthwiate Hows  painted by Turner in 1797 and recently acquired by the National Trust.

If you prefer cycling you can explore the local valleys and villages, including the trails of Setmurthy forest, or alternatively drive 10 minutes to Whinlatter forest (Forestry Commission) and enjoy the extensive managed bike trails on tracks overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake and Keswick.

Kirkgate is an entertainment and cultural venue at the heart of the lively community of Cockermouth, Cumbria.
Whether you enjoy films on a big screen, live music, theatre, exhibitions, shows for children and families or community events, Kirkgate has something for everyone. Our quirky character makes us a special venue for weddings, parties, festivals and conferences.
The Kirkgate Centre
Cockermouth
CA13 9PJ
Tel. 01900 829966
Museum: William Wordsworth’s childhood home
Beautiful Romantic poet William Wordsworth was born in this lovely Georgian townhouse, in the Cumbrian town of Cockermouth, over 250 years ago. Presented as it would have been when he lived here with his parents, siblings and the family servants.
Main Street
Cockermouth
CA13 9RX
Tel. 01900 824805

Buttermere Shuttle Bus

Free from Cockermouth this summer

• Every day 17th July to 5th September

• Park at Memorial Gardens for £5

• Bus departs Main St Cockermouth, east bound bus stop

Timetable

Cockermouth
Main St

0930
1050
1300
1420
1620

Low Lorton
Wheatsheaf

0945
1105
1315
1435
1635

Buttermere
Village

1008
1128
1338
1458
1658

Buttermere
Village

1010
1130
1340
1530
1700

Low Lorton
Wheatsheaf

1030
1150
1400
1550
1720

Cockermouth
Main St

1045
1205
1415
1605
1735