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.

Museum: William Wordsworth’s childhood home

Step back in time and explore Wordsworth House and Garden in the Cumbrian town of Cockermouth. This immaculately preserved Georgian townhouse was the birthplace and childhood home of romantic poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy.

Main street
Cockermouth
CA13 9RX
Tel. 01900 824805
Traditional ironmongers with free museum

For almost 200 years, we’ve been providing Cockermouth with a unique retail experience. We sell traditional home and hardware items and restored tools. In the back we have the original workshop that dates to the 1820s and is in situ from when it was last used in the 1950s.

13-14 Market Place
Cockermouth
CA13 9NH
Tel. 01900 822281
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.

The Kirkgate Centre
Cockermouth
CA13 9PJ
Tel. 01900 829966

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