Dale Cottage - Surrounding Area

Lorton Vale.

Lorton Vale

Lorton Vale is a beautiful, undeveloped part of the Lake District with quiet lanes and scattered farms and hamlets.

It begins in an area of rich pastures and leads into the heart of the fells with many famous peaks like Haystacks (Wainwright's favourite) and lovely lakes like Crummockwater and Buttermere.

Crummock Water.

Local services.

The village has a small shop, a church and, at Low Lorton, a pub serving excellent home-cooked meals. The delightful town of Cockermouth is just 12 mins away with great galleries and shops for most needs. Wordsworth's birthplace (NT) is here. Keswick is only 7 miles over the Whinlatter Pass and offers a full range of shops, museums and visitor attractions, including the famous Theatre by the Lake.

Whinlatter Forest Centre.

On the way, the Whinlatter Forest Centre offers walks, mountain-biking, Go-Ape and a children's play area.

Derwentwater, Keswick and Skiddaw.

Village location.


Lorton is situated on quiet country roads, yet only a few miles from the towns of Cockermouth and Keswick.

There are several great walks from the village, but a short car or bus journey will give you access to many magnificent hills, lake-side walks and visitor attractions.