Since the 2009 floods in Cockermouth, the Civic Trust has taken numerous groups, both children and adults, round the town showing them how and why the floods happened and the new flood defences to protect the town from future floods. Without exception all are amazed to see the height of the various flood level markers in Main Street and very interested in the extensive flood defences now in place.
The latest group taken on the tour were geography students from Tapton School near Sheffield. They had two groups of around 24 students on a week’s geography field trip to the area staying in Ambleside. They visited Cockermouth on two consecutive Fridays and three members each took eight students round the tour each day.