Northorpe is near to Elsea and Math Woods the latter of which particularly, is rumored to be haunted by Nanny Rutt, but they are still popular places in which to walk dogs. It lies on the bus route between Bourne and Peterborough and a Delaine bus runs every half an hour along the A15. The village also has a post box and a phone box. The village is now part of the National Grid; work was completed in November 2006 after a campaign by local residents in 1997-1998 which resulted in the approval for the work to be done.
The village may also be famous for its wonderful shoe display competition which is held every July on the common green. Ever year locals are given the chance to design one shoe the village cobblers will produce a design by a lucky local. However the fair is under threat in recent years as the cobblers is struggling as a business.