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The Wordsworth connection...

William Wordsworth was born in nearby Cockermouth at a property now owned by the National Trust. 

He loved the Lorton Vale:Wordsworth House, Cockermouth, The Lake District

"We will follow the main steam the Cocker through the fertile and beautiful Vale of Lorton, till it is lost in the Derwent below the noble ruin of Cockermouth Castle"

He also visited Buttermere (once to see the Maid of Buttermere but wasn't too impressed) and wrote a poem about the old yew tree which can still be seen in High Lorton

"There is a yew tree, pride of Lorton Vale,
Which to this day stands single in the midst
Of its own darkness as it stood of yore"

This is the same yew tree where George Fox preached to a substantial gathering some years later.

Wordsworth House on Main Street in Cockermouth is open to the public and is a beautiful property with gardens down to the River Derwent.

Also of interest to Wordsworth is Dove Cottage at Grasmere which was the home to William Wordsworth during his most productive period. This is about a half hour drive away from Buttermere-Lorton.

 

 

 


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