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 hire bikes from Cyclewise in Cockermouth and 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.

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

Lake District Walker
Outdoor Activities

11 Victoria Rd
Cockermouth
Tel: 01900 826291

Cockermouth Golf Club
18 Hole Golf Course

Embleton
Cockermouth
Tel: 017687 76223

Kirkgate Arts
Arts Centre & Cinema

Kirkgate
Cockermouth
Tel: 01900 826448

Wordsworth House
Historic House & Garden

Main Street
Cockermouth
Tel: 01900 824805

Castlegate House
Art Gallery

Castlegate
Cockermouth
Tel: 01900 822149