Goosemire Cottages Blog

Historic village of Morland

Date: 16th February 2012
Filed under: Things To Do, Top Tips
Tagged: eden valley, morland

The village of Morland which is steeped in history is just a 15 minute walk away from Cranesbill where you can see the Saxon tower of Morland Church, which has a squirrel shaped tree in the grounds. The church is the oldest Cumbrian building still in daily use of it's original purpose.

In the centre of the village, overlooking Morland Beck's waterfall is the Mill Yard Cafe & Bistro which is a great place to have a drink and a bite to eat. It's open 7 days a week and they also serve evening meals on a Friday and Saturday. There is also a deli section which sells locally sourced food, home made cakes, beers, wines and gifts.

In the heart of the village is the Crown Inn, and also Travelling2 which is an door clothing shop specialising in light weight crease resistant clothing for men and women. The shop is in Morland House’s converted stable block. You are welcome to visit the four acre Victorian gardens of Morland House including the Quarry Garden, Beck Walk and Rose Garden.

Lookout for the signposted local country walks & bridleways which can pass kingfisher, red squirrel and wild deer habitats. You’ll find lots of ideal spots for picnics or for walking the dog.

The market towns of Appleby and Penrith are only 7 miles away, and junction 40 of the M6 motorway is only a 15 minute drive.