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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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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
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 advised. However both routes are quite easy - it is always permissible to stop & rest for a few minutes if you are finding yourself getting a bit breathless (on the second route across the fields there are a couple of spots we stopped at & admired the developing views as we got higher.) The first route is so easy even pushchairs get taken up. Good advice already given about wearing/carrying windproof jackets for when you get into the open at the top.