Orton is a picturesque village in Cumbria surrounded by beautuful rolling countryside that offers a wealth of interests and recreational activities. Described by Alfred Wainwright as one of Westmorland's loveliest villages, Orton enjoys an idyllic rural location while benefitting from excellent transport links to the rest of the UK. Pictures of Orton.
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an important element of the local economy.
Orton now benefits significantly from tourism. Situated east of the M6 amid a rural landscape it is
more tranquil than the Lake District National Park which lies to the west
of the motorway. Orton is surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside, peaceful country lanes and the
nearby Orton fells.Orton is also an ideal base for those wishing
to explore the Lake District National Park to the west, the Yorkshire
Dales National Park to the east. The Lune valley is nearby and the Upper Eden valley is only a few miles away. Further afield but within easy driving distance are the Durham moors and Northumbria.
The 2001 census records the total population of Orton as 594. The number of electors is approximately 500.
Orton lies on Wainwright's famous coast-to-coast walk that runs from St. Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay in Yorkshire, a distance of 190 miles. There is excellent accommodation available in the area specifically catering for the needs of walkers.
The Weather in Orton
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situated just to the east of the Lakes is more undulating than mountainous
but it is still Cumbria with its characteristic weather
pattern. Summer days can be warm and filled with sunshine with no wind to mask the sound of birds or wind and rain can prevail. Whatever the weather it should be enjoyed as a backdrop to the wonderful landscape it has created in Cumbria with it's abundance of mountains, rivers
Orton is surrounded by a wealth of scenery - fells,
limestone pavements, country lanes, rivers and streams and a myriad of footpaths. Surrounding Area