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Orrest Head, Windermere

Categories: Lookouts, Historic Walking Areas, Tourist Spots
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4.9/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web
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. Using our world travel planner, Windermere attractions like Orrest Head can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Just over the road from the railway station is a small path that takes you to the top of Orrest Head that has great views of Lake Windemere. An easy climb on a footpath, slightly rocky in places, with...  read more »
  • Short but sweet walk through woodland and fields with a fantastic view at the top. Easy walk that won't take more than 90 mins even if you stop to take pictures! Windy at the top though so bring a coa...  read more »
  • If you do anything at Lake Windermere do this. It is quite simply stunning at the top and you won't regret the climb. It doesn't take that long, nor is it overly strenuous for anybody who is in reason...  read more »
  • There is an excellent view to see the whole lake, and not far from the main town. It's a different way to see another kind of Windermere. I like it so much.
  • Easy walk and the views are beautiful. A good way to work off your full English breakfast.
  • SPECTACULAR! Well worth the moderately-easy climb for the view alone.
  • Fantastic place which helped launch a lot of the Lake District's tourism. Alfred Wainwright first hill in 1930 which have his first view of the lakes and Fells.
  • Twenty minute easy walk with breathtaking views. Every visitor to Windermere should do it.
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