Probably not a place you’ve heard of, and if you blinked while you were passing by you might have missed us altogether. But Gilcrux is ideally placed for exploration of the northern Lakes (5 miles to Lake District National Park) and the unspoiled Cumbrian beaches (5 miles). In the village itself you can try your hand at trout fishing in the Gilcrux Trout Fishing ponds.
“Gilcrux” is apparently Welsh for “hill retreat”. It’s a small farming community 5 miles north of Cockermouth (once the home of the poet William Wordsworth), and is perhaps best known for the 5 springs which bubble, gush or boil up at various locations in the village. Intriguingly, one of these is said to be saltwater.
There are various accommodation options in the village.