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Orrest Head

Windermere, England
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Having walked all the way up it was a disappointing view and overly crowded, along with being an... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Worth the climb

Orrest Head is a small hill on the edge of Windermere where you can get 360 degree views of the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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“easy walk” (75 reviews)
Windermere, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having walked all the way up it was a disappointing view and overly crowded, along with being an unclear and slippy path on the descent. Only an idiot would recommend it for a walk

Thank Simple_Food2
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Orrest Head is a small hill on the edge of Windermere where you can get 360 degree views of the district. It has a well signed path that leads through some nice woods. A perfect activity for a sunny day.

1  Thank LuckyTravelerRonaldo
Reviewed 1 week ago

take a short walk up here from Windermere for a wonderful view. or take a long walk over from Troutbeck to visit easy walking no steep climbs

Thank JanetwithGeoff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the walk on a sunny afternoon, takes about 20 minutes but worth it to see the views at the top.

1  Thank joyce04Wirral
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a walk up here with my fiancée, it's not a hard walk there's a steady concrete path to the top and the views of the lake are amazing and peaceful. It takes approx 20mins to get to the top. There seems to be more...More

Thank David Ashely J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a last minute walk which has been one of my favourites so far. Lovely walk up to Orrest Head, where the views are stunning, then on the way back down we took one of the other paths which lead to a winding walk...More

1  Thank Shell G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great short hike with a wonderful view! Did it with the kids ages 6 and 8 with no problems. There is a simple path and amore challenging trail as well.

Thank Chrissy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely views of the whole of lake Windermere. Just follow the signs from the side of the Windermere hotel. Light road turns to reasonably easy trail. Well worth the effort.

Thank John G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On Saturday my son, wife and I took a stroll up to Orrest Head. The route we took was along a private road whereby the owner gave us permission to continue on to the summit. Getting there was fun: walking along looking at scenic views....More

2  Thank Martin B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want an easy walk from Windermere to get good views this is recommended. 20mins up with view of lakes and mountains all around. You can also make a nice circuit by coming down on the south side.

Thank eccyram
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3 February 2017|
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Response from Rebecca_hamlett12 | Reviewed this property |
Literally across the road from Windermere station
19 December 2016|
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Response from maizedaisy | Reviewed this property |
During the Winter months the higher fells usually have a coating of snow. If there was snow this is where you would see (but not necessarily be in it).
8 April 2016|
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Response from RamblerAtHeart | Reviewed this property |
The starting point others have mentioned are the quickest tarmac lane/woodland path way. Look at a map to have longer & more enjoyable routes on footpaths throughout.