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Orrest Head, Windermere

I climbed the path that leads to Orrest Head that rises 784ft above sea level. The views of Lake... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
paulsymonds
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Haverhill, United Kingdom
via mobile
The scenes are amazing

Just loved the views. Absolutely amazing and breath taking. It is definitely worth the visit with... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
zoz55jo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

You can get to this view point with just a little climb and views are great over Windermere. The path/trail starts from near the Windermere station.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hammad n
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

I climbed the path that leads to Orrest Head that rises 784ft above sea level. The views of Lake Windermere and the surrounding areas are wonderful. It’s a stiff 20 minute walk from the entrance to the path which may be found at the very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank paulsymonds
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Just loved the views. Absolutely amazing and breath taking. It is definitely worth the visit with your significant other.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank zoz55jo
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Only a short walk from the village, and worth it to see amazing views of all the fells. A nice surprise to see so much without climbing up higher.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nearly6
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Saw this on a lakes program with Paul rose ,thought give it a go ,oh my word ,15 /20 mins walk ,beautiful little walk up the hill views are amazing ,then you reach the top ,plenty of benches take a flask or a sandwich we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank _sharonbrooks2013
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Easy to follow signs (all point to the top whichever you choose). Great 360 degree views back over the lake and surrounds. If fit enough (capable of 25 minutes hard walking uphill) then this is an unmissable treat.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Well worth the effort. Took only 29 minutes to get a great view of Windermere and the surrounding areas

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank PeaKay1
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

It’s a pretty easy walk up, we went up before sunset and took photos. When it was nearing sunset time, the photos turn out gorgeous! We visited in mid Oct - Autumn on a sunny day and we would do it again as it’s a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank JADEG588
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

A nice and manageable walk with the kids who are under 6. A mix of road, path and trail through the woods it is a good walk though if coming up from Windermere the last 80m to the top is quite steep and rocky. Could...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Adam C
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

A fairly moderate climb that asks a little bit more of you for the final push to the top but, boy, are the views worth it! We were lucky enough to have the late October sun shining for us. Our first proper visit to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Rileybmw
9 June 2018|
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Response from FoodiieTravel | Reviewed this property |
It is probably a lot less muddy than when I visited in January but the terrain was quite steep and uneven in places and I wouldn’t take a buggy.
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Jaheni
24 February 2018|
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Response from matty1605 | Reviewed this property |
There is parking opposite the entrance to the walk, as far as i am aware it is free street parking. I parked there for most of the day and did not get a ticket, just outside some guest houses.
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710sunlover
17 January 2018|
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Response from Chch_NZ_couple | Reviewed this property |
There are two main ways up to Orrest Head. One is paved for all but the very top, the other is across fields & through woods and can be a bit muddy in places if the weather has been wet recently, so sufficient footwear is... More
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