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Orrest Head

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Address: Windermere, England

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great view from the top.

brilliant short walk fantastic view of the lake far reaching and breathtaking scenery. A round trip is possible and fairly easy going, the walk up to orrest is quit steep with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

brilliant short walk fantastic view of the lake far reaching and breathtaking scenery. A round trip is possible and fairly easy going, the walk up to orrest is quit steep with a good path.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a free-to-visit vantage point overlooking Windermere and the surrounding countryside. It is simply breathtaking. A very easy climb (not really suitable for people with walking aids) is rewarded with some real peace and a sense of tranquility at the 'summit'.

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Barrow in Furness, Cumbria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

quick and easy walk, but great views can see why Wainwright fell in love with the lakes after getting off the train here, (start of walk just over the road from the train station). Great for Children or after you've had lunch as its easy and short but great views. must see in Windermere

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely views of lake Windermere with only a short uphill walk.from the top it is another lovely walk to Holehird Gardens.

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The walk up was a bit steep in places, but only too 25 minutes and the view from the top is well worth it, it is spectacular. It is a must if you visit the area, you can just go up and then come back down or do a longer walk both are great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Orrest Head is a fairly easy walk, do-able in about 15-20 minutes, but affords a wonderful view of the lake. I would recommend it to anyone who has just arrived in Windermere, just to get a feel for the beautiful place you are staying.

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

On a sunny day, this is the thing to do! A really nice hike up there and several paths back down, it's well worth the energy when you get to the top! Sadly, we could only go on a misty, rainy day, but if the view that days was that good... I have to go back on a sunny day!

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

just a very short uphill walk and you will be rewarded with a beautiful view not just of Windermere .you do need to read the signs right at beginning for the prefered way though

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Prudhoe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

A lovely quick walk up to the top of Orrest Head, well signposted. Fantastic new slate information board with outlines of the fells to help identify the views - worth a trip up!

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Graested, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The 360 degree views are well worth the walk. The road/path is pretty too, with moss covered stone walls and glimpses of views on the way.

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Address: Address: Windermere, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Windermere

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