Leisure activities around Cockermouth
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.
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.
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.
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.