Cleator Moor is a small town of around 7,000 people and is affectionately known as little Ireland due to the large influx of immigrant Irish workers who came to work in the local mines during the 1800s.
With the decline of the local Industries the town now relies mainly upon the nuclear power station at nearby Sellafield to provide the bulk of it’s employment.
Outside the library you will find a blue plaque reminding us that the famous artist LS Lowry often stayed in the town and whilst here painted many images of the people and the buildings of this once thriving industrial town.
The C2C cycle track goes right through the centre of the town following the old disused railway track where there are several metal sculptures designed by local school children.
In the town itself you will find various shops, several pubs, two restaurants, a café and a cycle shop. There are also a few local B&Bs and a nearby hotel.