Location & Directions
Morland House is in the centre of Morland village at the junction of three roads. There is a sign by the red-gated entrance to the drive which leads to the parking area at the front of the house. The postcode is CA10 3AZ.
Morland is at the centre of a triangle made by Penrith (8 miles), Appleby (7 miles) and Shap (7 miles). It is in Cumbria’s Eden Valley which divides the Lake District from the Pennines. The gently rolling valley countryside is ideal for walking and cycling with frequent views of the mountains on either side.
Morland is on the edge of the Lake District, and the nearest lake is Ullswater, 11 miles (20 minutes) through Lowther Park. Keswick, the main town in the Lakes, is 23 miles (40 minutes) along the A66. A comfortable tour of the Lakes would include Ullswater, Windermere, Rydal Water, Grasmere, Derwentwater, and possibly Bassenthwaite and Thirlmere. Several fells are easily accessible - for example, Blencathra on the way to Keswick, and Helvellyn at the end of Ullswater.
From Morland it is also easy to get south to the Yorkshire Dales and Kendal, and north to Hadrians Wall, Carlisle and the Solway Coast. Cross Fell, the highest of the Pennines, can be seen to the east, and the dramatic road to Alston, England’s highest market town (23 miles) is also a good day out.
Attractive local towns include Appleby, Kirkby Stephen, Kirkby Lonsdale, Sedbergh and Cockermouth.
To get to Morland:
From the south, leave the M6 at Junction 39 (Shap), pass though Shap village and take the second turn right, signposted Morland. On entering Morland follow the road down the hill and the drive entrance is at the bottom of the hill on the left, opposite the Crown Inn.
From the north, leave the M6 at Junction 40 (Penrith), and take the A66 east for half a mile to the roundabout and then right on the A6 to Shap. Pass though Eamont Bridge and then take the second left, signposted Morland. After 4 miles, in Cliburn village, turn right to Morland and on entering the village follow the road down the hill. The drive entrance is at the bottom of the hill on the left.
From the east, take the A66 from Scotch Corner and turn left 1 mile after the end of the Appleby bypass, down a road signposted to Bolton and Cliburn. After Bolton village, take the first left and then the first right, signposted Morland. On entering the village cross the bridge into the village square, and the drive entrance is on the right.
By train, Penrith is the closest station, on the West Coast Main Line - 3 hours from London or 1½ hours from Glasgow or Edinburgh. If train travellers cannot be collected by other members of their party, a taxi to Morland House will cost approximately £20. There is a list of numbers in the station waiting room, or call Beacon Taxis on (01768) 895969 or Penrith Taxis on (01768) 899298. Coming from Yorkshire, Appleby station (on the beautiful Settle to Carlisle line) is another option.