Scafell, Whitehaven and Cockermouth
The route from Lamplugh to Cockermouth showcases Cumbria’s spectacular western coast over a 55.3 mile drive from the comfort of your Swift Go motorhome.
Beginning in Lamplugh at the heart of Copeland’s walking country, the journey winds through lush pastureland before skirting the border of the Lake District National Park and arriving in Calder Bridge. Here you’ll find riverside walks alongside the magical ruins of Calder Abbey, as well as a range of welcoming pubs.
The drive then veers east towards Wastwater, set against a dramatic backdrop of mountains, where the route up Scafell Pike, England’s tallest mountain, starts. Popular with hikers, mountain bikers and orienteerers, it’s a challenging climb but worth it for the views.
Head north towards the coast and you’ll find Whitehaven, a pretty Georgian seaport that’s a perfect spot for lunch. Go for a paddle at St Bees Beach, explore the 17th century harbour where tall sailing ships can often be seen, or simply enjoy the sea views.
Last stop is Cockermouth, a popular market town known for its excellent independent stores and seafood. History buffs will enjoy the Norman Cockermouth Castle and William Wordsworth’s childhood home, Wordsworth House. Or for something a little different, try out an alpaca walk just outside Cockermouth, allowing you to take in the scenery with the help of a fluffy companion.