With the clear forecast for this evening I'm going to have a go at finding Comet Panstarrs at sunset.
Sunset for Cockermouth is approximately 6pm tonight so start looking from 5.30pm to 7pm.
The comet will be to the left of Mars low on the western horizon, which is in turn left of the sun.
Remember: NEVER use any optical aids if the sun is still above the horizon!!!!