Lorton Valley

Lorton Valley

Brow Farmhouse is situated along its own access lane in the Lorton Valley, midway between Cockermouth and Crummock Water.

It is an idyllic holiday base for outdoor activities including fell walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding, golf and bird watching.

Visitors can also enjoy touring the local valleys of Loweswater, Crummock, Buttermere, Newlands, Borrowdale, Honister and Bassenthwaite Lake.

Further afield, there are the West Cumbria coastal attractions from St Bees up to Maryport, and discover more about its history from Roman times up until the present.

Or just spend time at Brow Farmhouse enjoying the natural peace of this superb countryside.

Local Amenities

Wheatsheaf Inn:  Mark and Jackie have been running this award winning pub for over 15 years now. Between them they have over 30 years experience in the food and drinks industry. Which means that you will be assured a fine pint of local Cumbrian Ale and tasty local food, produced to the highest of standards.

Kirkstile Inn:  Traditional Lakeland pub and local brewery between Crummock Water and Loweswater

Lorton Village Shop: A lovely little shop on the C2C route in High Lorton. As part of Cumbria Tourism Fairbooking campaign, guests who book direct receive a £5 voucher to spend in this local shop, selling a range of groceries, arts and crafts.

Our local tourist information site: http://buttermere-lorton.com

Surrounding Area

Given its elevated position between Lorton and Loweswater, guests can walk straight onto Whin Fell which leads to the Wainwright summits of Fellbarrow and Low Fell, with beautiful views of Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater and the surrounding fells.

The nearest towns are Cockermouth and Keswick, with a host of attractions to interest the visitor.

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Cultural Activities

It does not have to be all about the outdoors as there is a wide range of museums and interesting places to explore:

  • Lakes Distillery, Bassenthwaite offering distillery tours and dining in their bistro.
  • Senhouse Museum: dramatically sited on cliffs overlooking the Solway Firth, this award winning museum is next to a Roman fort, believed to be founded in the first century AD, and rebuilt during Hadrian's reign.
  • Isel Hall: an ancient Cumbrian residence with spectacular views. It was once the home of the  Lawson family and is a grade I listed building. Open Monday afternoons, with tours from 1.30pm until 3.30pm.
  • Keswick Museum: Following a huge enhancement project completed in 2014, Keswick Museum & Art Gallery is now a dynamic and forward looking organisation run by the community for the benefit of the community as well as visitors to the area.
  • Wordsworth House: a Georgian townhouse in Cockermouth owned by the National Trust, with staff dressed in period costume.  It was built in the mid-18th century. William Wordsworth was born in the house in 1770. The house is a Grade I listed building.[1] It is open to the public as a writer's house museum from March to October each year.
  • Force Crag Mine: The last working metal mine in the Lake District, prior to its final abandonment in 1991.  The site was mined for lead from 1839 until 1865, and for zinc and barytes from 1867.   The National Trust hosts 5 open days each year for visitors to learn more about its activities.  During the Second World War, tons of barites were extracted for making munitions, transporting materials along the 'Burma Road'.
  • Derwent Island House: Built in the 18th Century on a wooded island, this is the only inhabited island in the Lake District, which the National Trust opens to visitors five times a year.
  • Mire House: a beautiful family run historic house with gardens, lakeshore and woodland playgrounds open for visitors to enjoy whatever the weather.
  • Osprey Viewing: www.ospreywatch.co.uk.  The return of ospreys to Bassenthwaite Lake in 2001 was the culmination of several years hard work which paid off when a pair of ospreys took to the platform and nested. For the first time in over 150 years, ospreys had been recorded nesting successfully in the Lake District and have returned every year since.
  • Keswick Pencil Museum: the home of pencil perfection since 1832.
  • Honister Slate Mine: whether it is the excitement of Via Ferrata, discovery Mine tours, or buying a slate sign, this once derelict mine has gone from strength to strength with a string of celebrities visits and sporting stars tackling Honister Pass as part of the Tour of Britain.

Whinlatter

England's only true mountain forest. Rising 1000ft above sea level, the forest and visitor centre provides a whole range of outdoor activities including mountain biking and hiking trails,"Go Ape" and Osprey viewing point in season.

If you would like to stay here

Please call us direct on 01900 85 638 or book through this website for the best rates available