Attractions In Morland

Attractions Nearby

The Locality

Morland is only five miles from the edge of the Lake District National Park, making it an excellent base for the eastern and northern Lakes. The Pennines, the North Yorkshire Dales and Hadrian's Wall are all within an hour's drive. The Eden Valley itself is very beautiful and largely under-explored with plenty of pretty walks and cycle routes.

Morland itself contains several attractions of interest. Morland church with its Saxon tower is close by and is the oldest structure in daily use in the north-west of England. The central square, just outside the gate, has the Mill Yard Café, and the Crown Inn pub. On the edge of the village on the Cliburn road, by a small bridge, is Powdonnet well – an ancient viking name for a vital source of water.

Further afield, but only 7 miles east, is the historic town of Appleby-in-Westmorland, with its castle and annual horse fair. Penrith is 8 miles north-west and just south of it is Mayburgh Henge, an historic Neolithic site, and the more recent Eden Millennium Monument.

For visitors to the lakes, Pooley Bridge, at the north end of Ullswater, is about 10 miles, as is Haweswater. Keswick (Derwent Water) is 24 miles and Windermere around 33 miles.

We keep plenty of leaflets about local attractions in the house.