Western Lake District
New visitors to the village of Lorton, would not know that it is actually split up into Low and High Lorton, being only separated by a field or so. They both lie in Lorton Vale, an initially broad valley that runs from the market town of Cockermouth into Crummock Water and Buttermere further to the south. The building on the far side of the beck is where John Jennings Snr, the son of a local farmer, started brewing beer in 1828. In 1874, the company moved to Cockermouth where Jennings still brews a wide range of beers today.