There is no bowling green within Orton but there are several within easy driving distance that are open to visitors.
Shap (7 miles)
Shap bowling green can be easily seen from the main road that runs through the village. The club welcomes new members.
Appleby (10 miles)
Flat green bowling is available at Appleby where there is a thriving club. The green is located on Boroughgate and new members are always welcome. The club sometimes organises taster evenings for those wishing to try flat green bowling.
Kirkby Stephen (11 miles)
Melbecks bowling green in Kirkby Stephen is a crown green. It is situated near to Frank's Bridge on the River Eden. Visitors are welcome. It is open from April to the end of September. Visitors are welcome for a modest session fee. Enquiries from the secretary 017683 72973.
Kendal (12 miles)
Abbot Hall public bowling green is located on Peppercorn Lane. There is a limited number of woods available for hire. Tuition is sometimes available. New members are welcome.