Out and About

Alfred Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk

We are on the Coast to Coast route made famous by the hill walking writer Alfred Wainwright. The walk has been a feature of a TV series ‘Wainwright Walks’ presented by Julia Bradbury.
1 day walking route  – www.lakeland-walker.com/walks/2011/6/great-asby-scar-1.html
Leave Orton village approx 9.5 mile walk, 4-5 hours and return back to The Geogre Hotel for well deserved pint


Kennedys Chocolate

Visit Kennedys Fine Chocolates Coffee House and factory shop which is just across the road. Try their wonderful chocolate products which are made on site.

The Farmers Market

 Our local farmers, producers and artisan craftsmen at Orton Farmers Market offer a tremendous variety of high quality, local and speciality produce. The Farmers Market is open on the 2nd Saturday of each month.
See us on www.ortonfarmers.co.uk


Cycle routes

Inspired by the pioneering Sea to Sea Cycle Route (C2C), the W2W route passes through a variety of wonderful countryside to the south. It stretches between Walney Island, just outside Barrow-in-Furness on Cumbria’s Irish Sea coast, and both Wearmouth in Sunderland (153 miles) and Whitby (172 miles) on the North Sea coast. It’s an ideal ‘coast to coast’ cycle touring break or longer holiday. www.gps-routes.co.uk

We are now on the new re-routed Lakes & Dales Loop which is a 196 cycle loop which covers the Lake District, West Cumbria, Eden Valley, Morecambe Bay & the Yorkshire Dales.www.lakesdalesloop.co.uk/map-elevation/

The Sherpa Van Project

A baggage transfer, trail planner and accommodation service provider for the coast to coast walk and many more walks

through out the many more walks through out the uk info@sherpavan.com



One mile east of Orton is the ancient Gamelands stone circle – some 100 yards in circumference. Although one of the largest in Cumbria, many of the stones have tumbled but is none the less an interesting local site with easy access. www.cumbriastonecircles.co.uk/?Cumbria_Stone_Circles:Shap:Gamelands

Bessy Beck Trout Fishery

This local and well respected Trout fishery is the perfect place for you and your family to spend an interesting day. Includes 3 well stocked lakes catering for experienced angler and tuition and advice available on request for the less experienced. A tea room, gift shop and farm shop are also on site.

For further information on the Orton and Tebay area visit www.visiteden.co.uk

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