Things to see and do
In no particular order we have put together a list of links to places you might like to visit – things to see and do in this wonderful part of the world.
Just outside Cockermouth, at Papcastle, the Romans built the fort of Deventio at a meeting place of the roads from Maryport, Carlisle and Penrith. Cockermouth Castle was built in the 13th century, but little of that remains because of the efforts of Robert the Bruce. The castle is privately owned, and not normally open to the public except during the Cockermouth Festival in July.
Cockermouth can also boast of being the birthplace of William Wordsworth (1770-1850), the mutineer Fletcher Christian (1764-1793), John Dalton (1766-1844) a scientist and astronomer Fearon Fallows (1789-1831) to name but a few.
And if it’s not the history for which you visit the town then perhaps a guided tour around the Jennings Brewery is your pleasure?
There’s also five of the ‘Lakes’ within a very short distance, namely; Buttermere, Crummock Water, Loweswater, Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake. Take a picnic and enjoy one of the circular hikes or simply find a great vantage point and relax. If you’re into sailing or canoeing then why not hire some equipment from Derwentwater Marine, or try fishing (in season) – see http://www.lakedistrictfishing.net.
For a list of routes that offer accessible walks in the great outdoors why not take a look at: The Lake District National Park website.
For those in need of dialysis whilst on holiday then you may find the website of Lakeland Dialysis extremely useful.