Cockermouth Travel Guide

  • Learning how deep the Cockermouth Floods were!
    Learning how deep the Cockermouth Floods...
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    Cockermouth Town Centre
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    River Cocker, Cockermouth
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Cockermouth Highlights

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     prejudiced locals 

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     gorgeous countryside 

  • In a nutshell
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     You'll get a good idea of Lakeland life here 

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    Fine Ales at Jennings Brewery Tour 2 more images

    by vichatherly Updated Dec 22, 2011

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    We spent a lovely lunchtime in the brewery, learning about the life and times of the Jennings brewers. Jennings have been brewing traditional beers for 160 years

    You are given a guided tour around the brewery and the tradition and makings of fine Cumbrian ales is laid before you.

    You get to have a look around at the barley and the hops, and into the fermentation vessels.

    Included in the price is a chance to sample some of the ales. You are each given beer tokens, which equate to three halves of beer at the end. Our tour guide said that the best person to be touring with is a pregnant non drinker, so that you can use their beer tokens as well.

    Luckily for me that was exactly the case, and so I HAD to drink six halves.

    Very tasty too.

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    Memorial of William Wordsworth 2 more images

    by spidermiss Updated Sep 17, 2011

    William Wordswoth was born on the 7th April 1770 in Cockermouth. He lived at Wordsworth House with family including his sister, Dorthy Wordsworth. He had three other brothers.

    His father worked away a lot but taught Wordswoth poetry and was sent to Hawkshead Grammar school and onto Cambridge University where he obtained his BA degree. Before he graduated ,he made his writing debut by publishing a sonnet for the The European Magazine. Through travelling in Europe, Wordsworth established himself as a poet and when he and Dorothy returned to the Lake District he wrote a lot of peoms about death, endurance, separation and grief.

    Wordsworth died in 1850 in the Lake District and was buried at St Oswald's church in Grasmere.

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    Wordsworth House 4 more images

    by spidermiss Updated Jul 16, 2011

    This is house is where William Wordsworth, a Romantic poet, grew up in alongside his sister, Dorothy, during the 18th Century.

    Today, the visitor can visit most of the rooms in the house including the kitchen, the drawing room, the children's bedroom and so forth. It's also worth exploring back gardens where Wordsworth referred to in his poems.

    One of our highlights was visiting the kitchen where we were able to sample some gingerbread which was similar to how it was made by Wordsworths' servants. There are demonstrations taking place in the house that replicates some of the life that might have happened during the 1770s.

    In the cellars there is a video presentation of the floods that happened in 2009 where considerable damage was caused to the house as well as the town centre.

    It cost 6.50 gbp for Adults (July 2011) but if you're a National Trust member you can visit for no extra cost.

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    Kayakers in Cockermouth

    by CdnJane Written Jun 6, 2004

    As we were walking around Cockermouth, we happened to see some folks practicing the speed kayaking. A very narrow rivers with a tough course.... and very exciting to watch. On returning to Canada, I happened to find it on tv - well not what we watched, but what they were practicing for.

    Equipment: Wet suit (or is that a drysuit, I get them mixed up)
    Kayak & paddle
    NERVE and GRIT!

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