St Lawrence's Church is the oldest structure in Cumbria still in daily use. It has a remarkable Saxon tower built in about 1050 with walls five feet thick in places. It is the only one in the North West of England. This tower had been built by Earl Siward of York. He chose Morland as it had been the centre of the ancient Celtic/British Kingdom of Rheged that had become the local principality when the Roman Legions had marched away.
The Mill Yard Cafe is a destination in itself. Mill Yard cafe is situated in the village square next to the Crown Inn and Appleby Brewery. Oak floors, terracotta walls and a snug with a wood burning stove create a wonderful atmosphere people travel far and wide to sample - as well as their delicious coffee and cakes. Herbs and sweet peas grow around the beautiful courtyard where you can relax in the summer months. The cafe doubles as a local food shop and sells gifts and paintings which adds to the wonderful sense of community. The menu offers delicious, freshly cooked food using local ingredients from homemade cakes and scones to fish cakes with Thai chilli sauce. Friday evening is Pizza Night at the cafe and the cafe is also open on Saturday evenings for meals. The menu includes Sea Bass, Rib Eye Steak & Mushroom Stroganoff.
The Crown Inn is a traditional village pub situated in the village square across the road from the cafe and beside the village green and Morland beck. Serving real ale there is a pool table and darts. The pub hosts a quiz night and village choir on alternate Wednesdays. The pub is open from 7.00pm and serves evening meals at the weekend.
Morland Area CofE Primary School promotes high achievement and learning for life within an ethos based on Christian values. www.morlandarea.sch.uk
Little Treasures Nursery & Playgroup is the perfect setting for toddlers to learn and play in a caring and fun environment.
Contact 01931 714812
The Morland Estate provides 21 bedrooms across four substantial properties. The properties have been beautifully restored and furnished and are situated within 15 acres of ancient woods and parkland in the glorious rolling countryside of the Eden Valley in Cumbria.
Greengill Holidays is a unique collection of self-catering cottages, a campsite, and a bunk barn on the edge of Morland, each can be rented separately or mixed and matched by groups of family or friends.
Morland House is a large manor house sleeping 18 adults in 9 bedrooms. It is a perfect place for large gatherings of family and friends for special occasions.
Newby End Farm offer a fully-equipped holiday cottage, a camp site (for caravans and tents) and a range of courses and event
Morland Village Hall is situated besides the primary school on High Street, the main road to Newby and Shap. It has its own large car park. The main hall is light and spacious (capacity220) and has a stage area. There is also a carpeted supper room suitable for smaller meetings and a large well equipped kitchen. The hall is well used by a wide range of local community groups and is also the usual meeting place for the parish council.
Morland Play Area is a large playing field divided to provide a large open play area for ball games, kite flying etc. This area is also used for the annual village fete and the 'Party in the Park' event. The other section has a good selection of play activities such as swings and a slide for children. This play equipment is due to be upgraded during 2016. The play area is located opposite the school and village hall on High Street.
The Tennis Court is alongside the village hall, the surface is tarmac, the court is marked for tennis and it has a net. It is available at a small charge for villagers and visitors who would like a game of tennis. Details are by the gate.
There are four circular walks starting from the square which go out into the surrounding countryside. Each has its own special features and all are easy walks of three to four miles. These walks are displayed on the notice boards in the square and at the village hall. Booklets describing the walks and providing directions are available from the Mill Yard Cafe.