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Orrest Head, Windermere

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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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  • Its all up hill takes a good 30 mins to get to top but view is worth it Take water with you, there are seats to sit on going up . You can only walk to it.  more »
  • A climb to a view point which is not for the faint hearted but the reward is a just cause for all the sweat & mud!  more »
  • This has got to be the most reward of a view for the least effort walk in the Lakes!.. if a stiletto girl can do it (like me!).. then take heart..most people of average to low fitness can... It's rela...  more »

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Lakeside resorts with views of the town and Lake Windermere sit along the shores. Pubs and shops flank cozy B&Bs and inns in the town's center. The town's historical center is close to the lake and offers transportation to outlying attractions.
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