C2C - Westmorland Loop & Route 71
Route Section: Westmorland Loop
From Start: 96km (60m) | From Finish. 138km (86m)
Appleby-in-Wesmorland 10km (6m)
Middleton-in-Teesdale 51km (32m)
Stanhope 72km (45m)
Out of Morland
Turn right at the White Horse and head out of Morland on Water St.
After 1.5km turn left at the crossroads by an electricity substation, signposted Kings Meaburn.
You will get to a T-junction after 800m. Head right and you will find yourself in Kings Meaburn.
The village is believed to go back 1,500 years though fails to make an appearance in the Domesday Book on account of having been Scottish at the time! The church boasts an Anglo-Saxon tower.
Follow the road through the modern outskirts into an attractive centre where the Mill Yard Cafe and Crown pub face each other by the bridge over Morland Beck.
Where to eat
The Mill Yard Cafe, The Square, Morland CA10 3AZ. Converted mill by the bridge. Serves breakfast, lunch and is open some evenings. 01931 714155.
Where To Sleep
Greengill Bunk Barn
Run by: Freddy Markham
Great spot for cycle groups with two rooms sleeping 16. There is a huge, high-ceiling living room with sofas, table tennis, pool and a splendid music system. Downstairs there is a big kitchen with communal dining table, showers and loos and out the back is a campsite which takes 5 motorhomes or caravans plus 12 tents. A wonderful spot on the edge of a beautiful village where there's a pub and restaurant/tearoom. There are also cottages for rent.
Rooms: 2 sleeping 8 each.
Beds: £240 a night for the whole place.
Camping: £15 per pitch. £10 for a single pitch. Secure lock-up for bunk barn.