Cleator Moor is a small historic mining town nestled on the edge of the Western Lake District, close to the Cumbrian coast. The town is surrounded by open countryside and fells, offering wonderful views and total solitude, moments from its bustling centre.
The market square was built in the late 1800s and there are three sculptures by Conrad Atkinson, an artist of international repute who was born in Cleator Moor in 1940, paying homage to its past history. Another artist with international recognition, LS Lowry, often stayed in Cleator Moor, where he painted in his distinctive style several pictures based on buildings in the town.
Being situated on the edge of the Lake District gives access to Wild Ennerdale, Forest Walks and Nature spots. The area offers even more great outdoor opportunities connected by the unused railway tracks, which declined with the mining industry. They run through Cleator Moor and most of the villages in the area and have been incorporated into the C2C cycle network.
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Cumbria, CA25 5JU
Map reference: NY 011156 Lat: 54.52598 Long: -3.52962
From Carlisle take the A595 to Cockermouth, go through Cockermouth heading for Egremont/Cleator Moor on the A5086. Cleator Moor is just before Egremont. From Penrith, take the A66 towards Keswick, then onto Cockermouth. Turn left at the main roundabout, signposted A5086 to Egremont/Cleator Moor.