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Cockermouth Area Lakes and Villages
Villages, lakes, waterfalls, forests, public parks, monuments and memorials in the Cockermouth area.
Buttermere is a small hamlet situated between the lakes Buttermere and Crummock Water, which were originally one post-glacial lake.
Loweswater is a small scattered hamlet situated between the lakes Loweswater and Crummock Water.
The Vale of Lorton is a sequence of valleys leading from Cockermouth towards Keswick.
Bassenthwaite Lake, owned by the National Park Authority, is one of the largest at 4 miles long and 3/4 mile wide, but also one of the shallowest (70 ft).
Buttermere - the lake by the dairy pastures - is 1½ miles long, ¾ mile wide and 75 feet deep.
Situated between Loweswater and Buttermere. Often overlooked by its sister lake Buttermere, Crummock Water with the mighty Grassmoor on the west and the fells of Mellbreak on the east, has unparalleled views from either side.
Nestled in a wooded valley in the far west of the Lake District, in the Vale of Lorton, Loweswater is a peaceful lake that is often bypassed.
Five miles south-west of Cockermouth at the foot of the Lakeland Fells in gently rolling country, Mockerkin Tarn is traditionally the site of the palace of Morken, a Celtic King.
Forest walks and mountain bike trails high on fells between Keswick and Lorton.More on the Altura trail and Whinlatter biking.
Crummock Water , Buttermere.
Scale Force is the highest waterfall in the Lake District, with a single drop of 170 ft, and two others of about 20 ft.
Whinlatter Forest , Lorton.
Small waterfall in Whinlatter Forest. Car park, and easy walks to it.
Low Road , Cockermouth.
An attractively landscaped public footpath and cycle-path running through the town, from Low Road to Strawberry How Road.
Harris Park was given to Cockermouth in 1895 by Mrs Harris in memory of her husband Joseph Harris, of Harris’s linen mill. The park contains a children’s play area, tennis courts, bowling green, and many pleasant walks. In winter an excellent view of the town is obtained from the terrace walk.
The Memorial Gardens, are well maintained grounds with riverside walks, and a modern and safe children’s play area on the banks of the River Cocker.
Main St , Cockermouth.
Sullart St , Cockermouth.
Opposite Wordsworth House is this bronze bust of the poet William Wordsworth, unveiled on 7 April 1970, the bicentenery of William’s birth, by his great-great-grandson. As part of the same celebrations, 27000 daffodils were planted on open spaces and approaches to the town.