The picturesque village of Orton is a popular spot with a pub, café and Kennedys Chocolate Factory. The village has the distinctive white towered All Saints Church, and bridges cross the two becks which enclose a central green surrounded by cottages. It is a unique, peaceful and unspoilt village.
Lying above the village is Great Asby Scar which is an open, exposed area of hills with stunning areas of limestone pavement. Also nearby is Sunbiggin Tarn - an unusual small lake and important for the birds and other animals that thrive there.
This is great fell walking and cycling country and is crossed by the famous Coast to Coast walk and cycle routes including the Lakes & Dales Loop and Walney to Wear.
On the second Saturday of every month there is a popular farmers market which takes over the middle of the village and brings together a wide range of local producers of food and crafts.