Cottage Location

Riggs Cottage is located near the north end of Bassenthwaite Lake on the lower slopes of Sale Fell and is equidistant from the market towns of Keswick and Cockermouth ( both approximately six miles ).

Keswick and Cockermouth contain a wealth of shops, pubs and restaurants and for those rainy days visit the local Keswick Spa and attractions. Theatres are situated in Keswick (Theatre on the Lake) and Cockermouth (Kirkgate Centre).

The cottage is in an ideal location for walkers and mountain bikers and is within easy reach of the northern fells and lakes including Bassenthwaite Lake, Derwentwater, Loweswater, Buttermere and Crummock Water. Visit the spectacular Scale Force waterfall which is accessible via a rocky walk from the car park at Buttermere.

There are several walks direct from the door of the cottage including:
An easy walking circuit of Sale Fell
A climbing circuit of Ling Fell, Sale Fell and Lothwaite peaks.
A circular walk from the cottage to the local Distillery and back via Bassenthwaite Lake
A ramble around the Wythop valley via Cumbrian lonnings (medieval lanes)
A circular walk from Riggs to Cockermouth and back

Just down the road by the Pheasant Inn is the Dubwath Silver Meadow wetland nature reserve

The Pheasant Inn and Restaurant is a pleasant ½ mile walk from the cottage and is ideal for those looking for a relaxed Sunday lunch.

Finding Riggs Cottage

Riggs Cottage, Routenbeck, Cockermouth CA13 9YN
(Note if using a GPS or Google Maps, Bing etc the centre of this postcode is about 500 metres from the property)

Mapping Cottage location Top of lane to cottage
OS Grid NY 19017 30319 NY 19272 30233
Lat/Long N54° 39' 41.3"  W03° 15' 24.6" N54° 39' 38.4"  W03° 15' 10.2"
Geocode 54.66147°,  -3.25686°  54.66067°,  -3.25283° 
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Riggs Cottage nestling on the lower slopes of Sale Fell

Looking down on Riggs Cottage from Sale Fell