Place:Lorton, Cumberland, England


Located inCumberland, England
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Lorton is a village in the district of Allerdale, in the English county of Cumbria. Lorton is made up of two small villages - Low Lorton and High Lorton, both of which are nestled at the northern end of the Vale of Lorton surrounded by the mountains such as Grasmoor, Hopegill Head and Whiteside. The village is approximately 4 miles away from Cockermouth, which offers access to the A66 road. Other nearby settlements include Loweswater and Brigham.

Lorton is relatively untouched by tourism, although many tourists pass through on the way to the Buttermere valley. Nevertheless there are a number of hill walks available from Lorton, for instance Hopegill Head can be climbed from High Lorton and Fellbarrow can be climbed from Low Lorton. Tourists are also encouraged to visit the 12th century St. Cuthbert's Church and the 1663 pele tower, which is, however, not open to public. Lorton's Yew Tree remains the village's only tourist attraction.

The Whinlatter Pass road connects Lorton with Braithwaite, and the main road passing through Lorton links Cockermouth with Buttermere and Loweswater.

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