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Orrest Head

Windermere, England
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Windermere
Type: Lookouts, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We went to the Visitor information center and picked up little postcard sized guide to walks around the place. It gave us a slightly unconventional route to get to Orrest Head. Very quiet and easy climb even for a 6 year old. GORGEOUS views. If you have time only for one walk when in Windermere - do this one.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Short walk to a great view over Lake Windermere and the surrounding area. Easy to find and an easy climb up. Even if the cloud is a bit low the view from here is still good.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Absolutely wonderful views of the area when you reach the top. Quite a steep climb if you are not fit.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful scenery, something for everyone, lovely boat trips available at reasonable costs. Varied eating places to cover all tastes and budgets.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Pleasant walk to the top and amazing views of the lake and the sloping hills. Make sure you are wearing trainers !

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The start of the walk is across the road from Windermere station and is well signposted. We took the more scenic route through the trees which not only offered respite from the sun but also provided us with some great photos. We took a leisurely approach to the uphill walk and took about 30-40 minutes to reach Orrest Head. And... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We don't normally walk much, but this was only a 20 minute gentle climb and absolutely worth it. A view of the whole lake and surrounding mountains.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Anyone who is reasonabley fit can manage this 20 min walk/climb to a fab view. It's one of those must do activities if you are in Windermere.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Short walk from Windermere station - definitely worth trying! A little bit uphill but not that difficult. The scenery was spectacular!

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A short walk for a great reward, on a clear day. Great sunsets too. Only takes an hour from most Windermere hotels.

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