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Orrest Head, Windermere

For a family-friendly stroll with excellent views of Windermere and the southern lakes, walk to Orrest Head. This simple route requires no prior hiking experience, as you'll follow just one well-marked trail. The entire journey takes 45-60 minutes on foot from nearby Windermere. Be wary of the paths near the top of the trail, which may be steep for those with physical limitations. If you prefer to return by a different route, take the footpaths back to the village from the top. Make Orrest Head a centerpiece of your Windermere vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Windermere tour itinerary planning app .
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  • Whilst staying at the Cedar manor which is located a few minutes from the start of the Orrest Head walk meant We were able to do this walk without being restricted to parking in Windermere. The sign a...  more »
  • Got told to come here by the cottage owner that I was staying in. Was a tough trek but I am pretty unfit but wow was it worth it. Stunning panoramic views of Lake Windermere and the Fells beyond that,...  more »
  • If I am very honest this wasn’t as easy as the previous reviews say. We walked this a couple of days after the snow hit. The board at the start suggested walking up to the left and coming down to the ...  more »
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  • Beautiful walk through the forest, leading to an amazing 360 view of the area. Highly recommended for people who enjoy a little hike.
  • Best viewpoint I've ever been at. Can't wait to come back there!
  • Wonderful walk and amazing views from the top.
  • Quite an easy ascent & the views are well worth the 20 minute climb.
  • Amazing experience... The view is brilliant...
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