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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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  • A short walk up the hill is well worth the effort for the amazing view. Stick to the main path sections and let the children take more exciting paths through the woods  more »
  • Read reviews of this walk so decided to go. We were staying in bowness so within reach.as we started the climb the scenery and the colours of the trees and leaves were outstanding . As we got closer t...  more »
  • First visit to Windermere and in the pouring rain this walk was a nice easy one! It’s nothing compared to other fell walks and goes up through some woods, which I’m sure children would love to run aro...  more »
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  • Amazing view of Lake Windermere. Short trek to the top.
  • They say it’s the best view in the Lake District and it does not disappoint!
  • Beautiful views.
  • Really nice easy walk. Lovely views once at the top
  • The mountain was beautiful and it was an amazing view especially at the top. However, there should be free public toilets at some point because we needed it so badly. Also when going up, some people in my group especially kids felt very thirsty so there should be a cafeteria with reasonable prices.
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