Local Attractions

The Wheatsheaf Inn

Situated in the tranquil, some might say hidden, Vale of Lorton, a warm welcome awaits visitors to the 17th century Wheatsheaf Inn.

wheatsheafinnlorton.co.uk

The Kirkstile Inn

The famous Kirkstile Inn, Loweswater is situated in a magical place, nestling amongst the stunning fells in the heart of the North West Lake District just a short distance from the Lakes of Loweswater and Crummock Water.

kirkstile.com

The Lakes Distillery

Lakes Distillery is located next to Bassenthwaite Lake in the Lake District National Park. They have renovated an 1850s Victorian model farm to be home of the Lakes Distillery, offering their world class spirits and tours.

Also the Distillery has an inviting and informal Bistro. A place for coffee and slice of home-made cake, a leisurely three-course supper and everything else in between.

lakesdistillery.com

Lorton Tennis Club

Lorton Tennis Club is Clubmark accredited and located in Cumbria between Cockermouth and Keswick in the beautiful Lorton Valley. When playing on all courts you can view the stunning Lake District mountains from the small country village of Lorton.

http://lortontennis.org/

Walking

The Vale of Lorton is a sequence of valleys leading from Cockermouth towards Keswick. In one of the lushest, prettiest parts of the Northern Lakes, the valley contains the lakes Loweswater, Crummock Water and Buttermere. At the end of the valley you can get to Keswick via Honister Pass and Borrowdale. From Lorton, Whinlatter Pass takes you through Whinlatter Forest, with its Visitor Centre to Braithwaite near Keswick. There are many excellent walks in this area, including to the waterfall at Spout Force.

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Loweswater

Loweswater is a peaceful little lake with a specially upgraded accessible footpath as part of the Miles Without Stiles project. It is unique in that it is the only Lake District lake where the water flows back into the park and away from the sea.

Circular Walk

Cycling

Coast to Coast Cycling Route via Lorton

Coast to Coast Cycling Route via Lorton and Whinlatter Forest

Whether you have come up the disused railway line from Whitehaven or joined the main cycle route from Egremont, the next stage sees you cut through Cleator Moor and rejoin the old railway heading towards Rowrah and Kirkland. Beyond Rowrah turn left onto the lane and right at the school. You wil soon pass Fel dyke where you fol ow the signs for Lamplugh and Loweswater. In about 5km you wil be skirting the Loweswater lake, your first glimpse of the Lakes and a wonderful spot to take pictures or stop for a snack. Beyond is the picturesque vil age of Loweswater, complete with church and village inn; a delightful place to stop if you are really taking your time, or are on foot. Head left at Loweswater, up the lane through Thackthwaite and soon you wil cross the River Cocker at Low Lorton, passing through Lorton Vale and into High Lorton. This is a truly picturesque Northern Lakes village to spend a night.

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Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre

Whinlatter, England’s only true Mountain Forest, is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, rare wildlife and adventure play.

forestry.gov.uk/whinlatter

Sightseeing

The Lake District has an abundance of sights to see and places to visit, amongst the beautiful landcape of lakes, mountains, forests and coastline.

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Lorton is situated in the North Lakes area. Nearby is the thriving market town of Cockermouth with it’s medieval and Georgian streets beneath the castle walls. Keswick is also close to us, nestled between Skiddaw Mountains and Derwentwater Lake, offering a wide variety of shops, cafes, tea and coffee rooms, pubs and restaurants.

keswick.org