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Western Lake District

With secluded beaches, tranquil lakes and rugged mountains, the Western Lake District is overflowing with natural beauty. Home to England's highest mountain, Scafell, and it's deepest lake, Wastwater, this is a special place just waiting to be explored.

The area has a rich story to tell. Iron Age forts and historic harbours, with tales of smuggling, spices and a rich maritime heritage. Marvel at the views from St Bees Head, the beach is the start of the famous Wainwright 'Coast to Coast' walk. Later stop off at the Georgian town of Whitehaven and Roman town of Maryport. Then there is Cockermouth; which is the birthplace of famous poet, William Wordsworth.

Close at hand are Bassenthwaite, one of the famous Cumbrian lakes and Whinlatter, England's only true mountain forest.

Eskdale and Ennerdale valleys are true monuments to the beauty of the area and with a busy social calender across the area, the Western Lakes is a must to visit.

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The interactive map below shows details of the different towns and places of interest in the Western Lake District.
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Western Lake District
Buttermere Loweswater and Ennerdale
Buttermere

Buttermere, Loweswater & Ennerdale

The Buttermere Valley is a picture postcard of blue ribbon lakes, Buttermere, Crummock Water and Loweswater, ‘knotted' together at the small villages of Buttermere and Loweswater, like ‘a string of pearls each connected to the next'.
Cockermouth
Cockermouth

Cockermouth

The very pretty Georgian town of Cockermouth is the gateway to the largely undiscovered Western Lake District. It’s a lovely place to stay and the added bonus is you can be on a lakeshore.
Maryport Allonby and Aspatria
Maryport

Maryport, Allonby & Aspatria

Maryport has always had a close affinity with the sea, from its earliest fishing days to the busy docks and sea-faring ships of the Georgian and Victorian eras.
Ravenglass Muncaster and Eskdale
Ravenglass

Ravenglass, Muncaster & Eskdale

The green fields and woodlands of the valley of Eskdale, complete with the sparkling thread of the river Esk, penetrate deep into the central Lakeland fells.
Silloth
Silloth

Silloth

The Victorian seaside town of Silloth is a popular destination for its leisurely atmosphere, seaside recreation and spectacular sunsets.
Duddon Valley
Duddon Valley

The Duddon Valley

The Duddon Valley offers unrivalled walking with spectacular views - on the fells, through forest and woodland and along the river bank.
Whitehaven
Whitehaven

Whitehaven & St Bees

The maritime port of Whitehaven was once the third largest in the UK with trade links all over the world.
Workington
Workington

Workington

Workington was built on the bedrock of coal, its reserves exploited by the Curwen family who reaped huge wealth and prosperity from the underground resources.

What's On

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There is a wide variety of events taking place in the Western Lakes throughout the year. Check out the events calendar and see what's on in this area.
 
For a full list of events happening around the whole of the county, click below for our What's On page.
 

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Things to do

There are loads of things to do in and around the Western Lakes.
Here is a selection. Click on the items below to see more detailed information.
Carnegie Theatre

Carnegie Theatre

Workington

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