Towns and Villages

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Cockermouth

Cockermouth lies just outside the north-west boundary of the Lake Distict National Park, alongside the A66. The town developed at the point where the River Cocker flows into the River Derwent before continuing out to the coast. This is a pleasant market town with many small independent shops, but unfortunately is liable to flooding, recently in 2005 and then again in November 2009 when images of rescue boats on the main street were published Worldwide.

The town has a castle dating from around 1134 located beside the river; the castle is in private ownership. Wordsworth House in the centre of the town is owned by the National Trust and was the birthplace of William Wordsworth.

 

Cockermouth images on Flickr: