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Beautiful walk and a great view of lake Windermere and surrounds. Great exercise first up in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
j0hnmcderm0tt
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Right next door to Windermere Hotel

Lovely place for drinking and relaxing with a decking area to sit at tables outside to enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
irene m
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“easy walk” (84 reviews)
“worth the climb” (52 reviews)
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Windermere, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful walk and a great view of lake Windermere and surrounds. Great exercise first up in the morning, taking in the countryside.

Thank j0hnmcderm0tt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place for drinking and relaxing with a decking area to sit at tables outside to enjoy the surrounding views and beauty.

Thank irene m
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did not expect this walk to be breathtaking like it was! Only a short walk,no need for walking gear or any preparation, but the view is absolutely stunning!

Thank Enrika B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked up to the top of Orrest head on a lovely warm Sunday afternoon, the walk isn't strenuous and clear paths are visible throughout - only took 20minutes if that. The views of lake windermere and the surrounding area are magnificent. Well worth it!

Thank STK0812
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family wanted to know why I'd made them walk from Bowness as far as Windermere Railway station. I replied that they had to see a view that had a profound effect upon someone that even they might have heard of - tthe yound Alfred...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was hands down the most amazing view I have seen since I’ve been in England. Great vantage point to see most of the lake and a lot of the country as well. Requires a bit of a hike, maybe 30 minutes, but has a...More

Thank Bob Y
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great little walk, not to hard so most people will be able to do it. Took us about half an hour (both in our forties) there is some steep bits and steps but nothing to taxing and when at the top wow!! Stunning...More

Thank Ellalou93
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning views, nice and clean and free of rubbish. It's a nice gentle climb up from Windermere town. I'll definitely go up again.

Thank Myles G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Orrest head stands next to the Windermere hotel. It has a smart newly refurbished interior with large windows at the front with great views. Because it was such warm weather, we were able to sit on the outside seating area which also has great...More

Thank Iannbb
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

My wife and I did this walk on 07/07/18 at about 1930. We were staying at the lady of the lake cottage in Windermere and found out that this walk was only 2-3 by car and the climb would take 20 mins ish. We parked...More

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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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Janne N
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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Lynn S
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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