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.