Morland is in a central but quiet position in Cumbria’s Eden Valley at the heart of the triangle formed by Penrith, Appleby and Shap, and at the centre of a wider area including the Lake District to the west, the Pennines to the east, the Yorkshire Dales to the south, and Carlisle, Hadrian’s Wall, the Scottish Borders and the Solway Firth to the north. All are well within an hour’s drive.
Morland is 8 miles south-east of Penrith, 6 miles north-east of Shap and 7 miles north west of Appleby. It is an equidistant 25 miles from Kendal to the south, Keswick to the west, Carlisle to the north, and Alston to the east.
Morland is an ancient village. Its church was dedicated to St Lawrence in the 7th century and it has the only Saxon Tower (about 1050) in the North West of England. It is believed to be the oldest building in Cumbria still in use for its original purpose.
Morland also has the Mill Yard Café, open 9-4 for coffee, teas and light lunches with a local food shop and an off-licence (closed Tuesdays). There is a sunny outside courtyard with a shady awning for hot weather. Friday nights is Pizza Night to eat in or take away. Tapas Nights on Saturdays. Ring 01931 714155 for reservations. See www.millyardcafe.co.uk. Across the road is the Crown Inn, the local pub, which opens every evening except Monday and serves evening meals.
Morland House in the village centre has a four-acre garden centred round Morland Beck, which is open every day to guests of Greengill Holidays.
The postcode for SatNav is CA10 3AX.
From the South, leave the M6 at Junction 39 (Shap), join the parallel A6 north through Shap village, and take the second turn to the right signposted Morland 4 miles. On entering the village, keep left taking the road to Great Strickland. Greengill is 200m on the right.
From the North, leave the M6 at Junction 40 (Penrith), take the second exit A66 east half a mile to the roundabout with the A6. Take the A6 south towards Shap through Eamont Bridge, and then take second left signposted Morland 6. After 4 miles, turn right in Cliburn. On entering Morland, take a sharp right to Great Strickland, and Greengill is 200m on the right.
From the A66 east, take the first turn left after the Appleby bypass to Bolton, and then first left and first right to Morland. Coming into Morland across the bridge by the pub continue up the hill and fork right and immediately left to Great Strickland. Greengill is 200m on the right.
Greengill is the last house in Morland on the road to Great Strickland. Greengill House and adjoining Greengill Barn face the road with parking either side. Parking for the Bower House and Jubilee Cottage is in the cobbled courtyard behind Greengill Barn. Both cottages have name signs. Stone steps lead to the porch of the Bower House. Movement sensitive lighting comes on in the dark. If you need level access to the Bower House, then park on the other side of Greengill House, just off the road, from where a path without steps leads to the other side of the porch.