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.
The village lies 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.
An ancient village with its church dedicated to St Lawrence in the 7th century. 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, for coffee, teas, breakfasts and light lunches with a small food shop and off-licence (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). There is a sunny outside courtyard with a shady awning for hot weather. Friday and Saturday nights are homemade Pizza Night to eat in or take away. Occasional Tapas Nights on Saturdays. Ring 01931 714155 for reservations. See www.millyardcafe.co.uk.
Morland House in the village centre has a four-acre garden centred around Morland Beck, which is open every day to guests of Greengill Holidays.
The postcode for SatNav is CA10 3AX.
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From the South, leave the M6 at Junction 39 (Shap) and follow the signs for the A6 / Shap. Pass through Shap and follow the A6 for approx. 2 further miles. At the top of a slight incline turn right, sign-posted Morland 4 miles. Follow the road all the way to Morland. As you come down the hill (past the school and village hall on the left), you will come to a triangular section in the road with a stone walled planted area in the centre. Keep to the left and take the next turn left onto 'Strickland Road'. Greengill Bunk Barn (large, red, wooden barn doors) and Greengill Campsite are 200m along the road on the right, set within and behind the last buildings of the village.
From the North, leave the M6 at Junction 40 (Penrith). Take the second exit off the roundabout onto the dual carriageway, signposted A66 East. At the next roundabout take the 4th exit for the A6 South / Shap. Pass over the bridge and through the village of Eamont Bridge. After approx. 1 mile, take the 2nd left turn, sign-posted Morland 6 miles. Follow the road for approx. 4 miles to the village of Cliburn. As you drop down into the village take the first right turn, signposted for Morland. Follow the road all the way to the village. As you come up the hill into the village (church on the left), take the first right turn onto 'Strickland Road'. Greengill Bunk Barn (large, red, wooden barn doors) and Greengill
Campsite are 200m along the road on the right, set within and behind the
last buildings of the village.
From the A66 east, pass Appleby and pass the signposts for Crackenthorpe. Take the first turn left after that, signposted for Bolton. (If you get to the village of Kirkby Thore, you have gone too far). Follow the road through the village of Bolton and on for approx. 1.9 miles. Take the first turn left, sign-posted for Morland. After approx 200m take the next right turn sign-posted for Morland, over a narrow bridge. Drop down onto the village of Morland, over a second narrow bridge and into the village square (with the old Crown Inn on the left and the Mill Yard Cafe on the right). Follow the road up the hill and fork to the right, and then immediately turn left onto 'Strickland Road'. Greengill Bunk Barn (large, red, wooden barn doors) and Greengill Campsite are 200m along the road on the right, set within and behind the last buildings of the village.
There are four car parking spaces for the barn - two in front of the metal stairway, and two on the verge by the gate, slightly further along the road.
The campsite entrance is down the side of the barn and through two stone gateways. The narrowest point is 9'4" (112") wide, suitable for large camper vans.