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Explore Cogra Moss
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.5/5)

Cogra Moss in winterCogra Moss ia wonderfull enclosed forest surrounding a reservoir which is now used by the Cockermount Angling Association.

The walk up to the dam is along surfaced tracks. Beyond the dam a number of unsurfaced paths provide the visitor great access around the reservoir in a loop.

For the more adventurous the walk up onto the top of Blakefell is strenuous but provides fantatstic views of the northern lake district fells, Scotland, the Solway Coast and Isle of Man.

What do other visitors say?

Has the path around Cogra Moss opened again, or is it still blocked by fallen trees?

Anonymous, 31/May/2017

The path is currently blocked by the windblown trees. There is forestry work planned in for 2018 to remove the timber and reinstate the path.

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5 Stars 5 Stars

This is a beautiful area tucked away in a horseshoe of fells. Having read the path closed signd I decided to go up on to the next tier and walk the forest track with the dogs.

Stuart Tyson, 10/Sep/2016
4 Stars 4 Stars

I visited this little gem for the first time and had a blast of a run around the lake. Great route for a short technical run after work when shirt on time - simply lovely!

Can you open water swim at cogra moss too if perhaps canoe/Canadian across it?

Michaela Rayner, 16/Jun/2016

So lovely to hear you've discovered Cogra and found a new running route! Whilst we look after the trees here, the reservoir is the responsibility of United Utilities and they do not permit swimming, see their website for more details, You could contact them directly to enquire about canoeing.

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What's Here?

  • Camping
  • The caravan Club site at Dockray Meadow is an ideal place to stay. Only 15minutes walk from the reservoir.
  • Fishing
  • Permits can be bought at the caravan site at lamplugh.
  • Walking
  • The walk from Felldyke car park to the reservoir and back is a popular short walk. Longer walks around the reservoir and up onto Blakefell are more demanding and require good foot wear but none the less enjoyable.
  • Viewpoint
  • The view from Blakefell is stunning.
  • Wildlife
  • The reservoir provides a home for grebe, swans and ducks. The forest is home to Red Squirrel.
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