It is a popular short detour from the Coast to Coast walk which runs nearby.
All Saints' Church at Orton is mostly late medieval with a nave roof of the 15th
century. A footpath to one side of the church leads on to the Coast to Coast path.
The village also has a Tea Room which is very popular with walkers and cyclists, especially during the Summer.
The village is now also becoming famous for its Farmers Market which is held on the
second Saturday of every month. The market has its own website -
In the centre of the village is Kennedy's Chocolate shop. Here you can indulge
yourself with an amazing selection of hand made chocolates and ice cream made
on the premesis. There is also a cafe attached to the shop that is a recent addition.
Well worth a visit.
George Whitehead, a man that influenced the growth of the Society of Friends, was
born in the village in 1636. He joined the Society at the age of 14, and became an
itenerant Quaker preacher in many parts of the country. He was imprisoned for a time,
but he improved the legal status of the Friends by interviews with sovereigns.