Orton is a stepping stone to the Lake District and
Yorkshire Dales National Parks and is on the doorstep of
the Howgills. With mountain biking, paragliding, trekking,
kayaking, golf, angling and of course boundless walking
routes around the lanes, moors and hills, the Howgills are
certainly Cumbria’s secret open space.
A long standing institution, reinstated in 2000, is Orton Farmers' Market, held in the centre of the village every second Saturday of each month.
Local produce, bric-a-brac and often music are featured.
No visit is complete without a trip to Orton’s own chocolate factory, Kennedys, in the Old School. At the ‘top end’ of the village there is also the Post Office and village store and All Saints' Church, dating back to the 13th century.
the barn house is ideally located for longer breaks
to explore this beautiful environment. We can organise local
walks, fishing and even an introduction to dry stone
walling skills! Please contact us for details.