Lying just outside the boundary of the Lake District National Park, Cockermouth is an attractive market town not overwhelmed by the tourist atmosphere of Keswick and Ambleside. Cockermouth grew up at the junction of the two most important rivers in the area - the River Cocker, flowing out of the lakes Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater meets the River Derwent on its journey to the sea at Workington. Cockermouth is famous as the birthplace of the poet William Wordsworth, and Fletcher Christian, who led the mutiny on 'The Bounty'. The population is approximately 8000.

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Cockermouth Flood Action Group
Works with the agencies responsible for flood prevention in the local area to make reductions to the flood risk.
Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team
The official mountain rescue team covering the Buttermere, Ennerdale, Lorton and Loweswater valley areas of the Lake District.
Cockermouth Online
A guide for visitors and locals to the facilities, businesses and events of the CA13 Cockermouth area.
The Derwent Railway Society
Formed in 1979 and is dedicated to the preservation of local railway artefacts and railway heritage in Cumbria. Includes photo gallery and events diary.
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