- From/To: Workington Train Station to Cockermouth
- Distance: 10 miles
- National Cycle Network: Route 71
- Type: Mainly on quiet roads with some short traffic free sections.
Starting at Workington Train Station the route takes you onto Church Street for a short while before you join National Route 71, taking you past Lonsdale Park and over the River Derwent. The route is traffic free from here until the village of Camerton. The route heads past Siddick Ponds Nature Reserve which is a great place to spot birds including the mute swan, little grebe, tufted duck and redshank. You travel through the village of Seaton and just before Camerton you join Camerton Road which takes you all the way to Great Broughton. After this village you join Harris Brow all the way to Papcastle. From here its easy riding into Cockermouth on Papcastle and Gote Road.
On arriving in Cockermouth you'll travel past Wordsworth House and Garden, birthplace of romantic poet William and his sister Dorothy. We'd also recommend stopping in at Jennings Brewery that has been brewing here since 1874. Lakeland water is still used for brewing, drawn from the brewery's own well, and only the finest ingredients are added, including English pale ale malt, Golding hops from Kent and Fuggles hops from Herefordshire. We'd recommend a quick pint and bite to eat at The Manor House before heading back to Workington.
Things to see and do
Map shows the National Cycle Network and local routes in this area.
A great route through Cumbria, taking in a Nature Reserve, National Trust property, quaint villages and a brewery!