7 Reasons to Visit Cockermouth

Live like a local with these 7 reasons to visit Cockermouth. We’re sharing some of Cockermouth’s best-kept secrets to ensure you explore the idyllic Georgian town and get the most out of your visit. Fly Fishing on the River Derwent One of the finest salmon and sea trout rivers in the North of England Flowing …

5 Awe-Inspiring Lake District Walks

We all know that getting active is beneficial to our health and walking is one of the best ways. Harvard Medical School says that just 20 minutes walking a day can boost your immune function, which is extremely important right now. However, with all the stresses of working from home, juggling childcare and adhering to …

5 Activities to do in the Lake District this Autumn

If you’re planning to explore the Lake District this Autumn, make sure that these 5 activities are on the itinerary. You won’t want to miss out. Whisky and Chocolate Pairing Tour at the Lakes Distillery One of the UK’s top attractions and a must-visit for all whisky connoisseurs The Lakes Distillery offers a range of …

December in the Lake District

An insider’s guide to the best events and things to do during December in the Lake District From the moment you arrive in the Lake District and set your sights on the majestic valleys, glimmering lakes and mountainous skyline – you’ll know why the UNESCO World Heritage site is an unmissable tourist destination. The panoramic …

January in the Lake District

AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO THE BEST EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO during January in the Lake District. Typically when we think of January, we think of cold, dark days where money is scarce but drizzle is not. A month where people tend to lock themselves indoors, either because they’ve jumped on the ‘dry January’ band …

November in the Lake District

An insider’s guide to the best events and things to do during November in the Lake District. As autumn slips into winter, don’t hibernate just yet. November in the Lake District is a great month for a countryside retreat, and to let you in on a little secret…it’s a month that offers the same panoramic …

October in the Lake District

An insider’s guide to the best events and things to do during October in the Lake District.  Woodlands ablaze with autumnal colours. Crisp morning air. Leaves crunching underfoot and the fells cloaked in a layer of rusty red. For some, October in the Lake District is arguably the best time of year to visit. A tonic …

Taste Cumbria Food Festival 2019: Your Guide

Taste Cumbria Food Festival returns to The Trout Hotel’s home town of Cockermouth on 28 – 29 September 2019 – bigger and better than ever before! Truth be told, there are few things lovelier than entering into a world of homemade cakes and pastries, succulent sandwiches, flavoured gins and live music in the open air. …

September in the Lake District

An insider’s guide to the best events and things to do during September in the Lake District. For most people, the arrival of September brings with it a sigh of relief. It’s the month that children go back to school. There’s less traffic jams on the roads. The magical season of autumn is nearing. And …

Six Things We Do To Help the Environment

The Year of Green Action As 2019 is the Year of Green Action, here at our Cockermouth hotel we are focusing on how our business can become more environmentally friendly to reduce our carbon footprint. Becoming more environmentally responsible is increasingly important due to the drastic climate changes the world is facing, therefore we are …

The 5 ‘must-visit’ Breweries & Distilleries in the Lake District

For generations now, the Lake District has been (and still is) renowned for being the most beautiful region of the UK. With an increasing number of Brits and tourists from abroad visiting the National Park year on year, the Lake District has became a popular UK hotspot, rivalling the likes of London, Edinburgh and the …

Things to do in the Lake District: Part 2

Now you’ve had a gander through ‘Part 1’ of our extensive list of impressive activities that the Lake District has to offer, it’s time to feast your eyes on Part 2! Especially with the winter months now well and truly out of the way, what better way to get inspiration for what activities to do …