St. Michael's Church, Lamplugh
Lamplugh shown within Cumbria
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Lamplugh (// is a scattered community and civil parish located in west Cumbria on the edge of the English Lake District and historically part of Cumberland. The main A5086 road from Cockermouth to Egremont runs roughly north-south through the community.
Unusually, the village has no obvious centre. While St. Michael's church is built on the highest point in the village, the local pub, the Lamplugh Tip Inn, is over a mile away on the A5086. (The inn is currently closed, and has been undergoing renovation for a few years.) Lamplugh School (the local primary school), is not even within Lamplugh parish.
The village is on the edge of the Lake District National Park. The roads from St. Michael's Church towards Loweswater and from the church towards Ennerdale form part of the national park boundary, with the national park lying to the east of the roads. While parts of the village lie within the national park, most houses are outwith the national park and so are cheaper than in Loweswater.
Lamplugh is the starting point for a number of walks, and is also on the Sea to Sea / C2C / Coast to Coast Cycle Route, which runs along the roads forming the national park boundary described above.
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