Orton nestles beneath an impressive limestone scar above the Upper Lune Valley with fantastic views across to the Howgills ?? those beautiful wild hills on your right as your head north up the M6.? The North Pennines, Lake District and Yorkshire Dales are all within easy reach as are the towns of Penrith, Kendal and Appleby-in-Westmorland, Kirby Stephen, the scenic Settle to Carlisle railway line and several National Trust and English Heritage properties.
The surrounding lanes are ideal for cycling and there are plenty of footpaths and open fells for you to explore ?? the new WtoW cross-country cycle route passes through Orton and the Coast to Coast long distance footpath passes the village up on the Scar.
??Orton enjoys a quiet rural life in a setting of unique charm and ranks amongst the loveliest villages in the county.??
Alfred Wainwright in Westmorland Heritage (1974)