Despite its rural location, Morland is never far from Cumbria's most popular towns and villages. Appleby-in-Westmoreland is situated 7 miles south east of the village, whilst Penrith is just over 7 miles to the north west.
Morland is mostly famous for its village church, dedicated to St Laurence, which dates back to Anglo-Saxon times. Although the exterior is relatively simple, the interior is quite grand and contains a side chapel, north chapel, oak reredos and beautiful carved beams.
The Coast to Coast cycle route, which runs through Morland, covers 140 miles of rural countryside including the Lake District and the Pennines. The route runs from Whitehaven on the north west coast to Sunderland in the north east and includes towns and villages such as Allenheads, Alston, Consett, Egremont, Keswick, Newcastle upon Tyne, Penrith, Rockhope and Rowlands Gill.
Each year a world-famous Horse Fair takes place in Appleby. Held in the first week of June, hundreds of travellers and gypsies swarm to the town to see the horses washed in the river, have their palms read by fortune tellers and purchase horse-riding merchandise.