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Activities, Events and Attractions around Orton and Tebay

Walking and CyclingCyclists photo by Ben Barden courtesy of the Cumbria Photo Library

Orton and Tebay make a great base for sustainable activities such as walking, cycling, riding and fishing.

The area is crossed by several nationally known routes, including Wainwright's Coast to Coast walk and the Walney to Wearside cycle route, but it is also a popular area for more gentle walks, mountain biking or just exploring the many quiet lanes, bridleways and footpaths.

The fascinating limestone scenery of Great Asby Scar above Orton has well signposted bridleways and a network of footpaths give access to the stunning Howgill Fells. The area is also popular for gentle walks along the quiet lanes around Tebay and Orton. For those seeking more high adventure sports there are opportunities to paraglide in the area or experience exciting mountain bike routes.


Tebay Anglers offer weekly or seasonal permits, for brown trout, sea trout and salmon fishing along 15 miles of the river Lune and its tributaries. Alternatively, Bessy Beck Trout Fishery provides tuition, tackle and angling for all abilities and age groups with easy and safe access.

Tebay Church photo by Oliver Coles (Friends of Tebay Church)

Events and Attractions

Please check individual attraction websites for the latest up to date information on opening arrangements before visiting.

There are many key dates in the calendar for the Tebay and Orton communities and local attractions to tempt you to stay a while, from chocolate to smoked fish, wooden toys to traditional breeds as well as arts events, opportunities to learn a new skill and exhibitions that reveal more about the area's heritage and history.

Events and Attractions

Foodie attractions (all year round):