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Address: Windermere, England

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Amazing View!

Well worth the hike to get here. The view is breathtaking! It's a short, rocky hike but not too difficult. We followed the footpath down the other side through the pastures and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Regina, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Well worth the hike to get here. The view is breathtaking! It's a short, rocky hike but not too difficult. We followed the footpath down the other side through the pastures and eventually back to town. It was a very picturesque walk.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Beautiful little 20 min walk to the top. Amazing view of the lake and surrounding areas. Well worth a visit if you come to Windermere.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This "peak" rises sharply above the town of Windermere, but it is actually an easy walk up from the center of town where it offers a panoramic view of the Lake District, as well as views as far as Scotland, Wales, and reportedly Ireland on a clear day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I was expecting the view to be beautiful (and it was), but i was not expecting the actual 20 minute walj to the top to be so enjoyable! We took a good 40 minutes to walk up as we stopped to take pictures. I absolutely recommend it!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The 20 minute walk to the top was worth every step - beautiful views even on a cloudy day. The information displayed on various signs and notices provide a brief history on how this 'walk' was established - thanks to the family for making Orrest Head available to the public.

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Sale Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a short twenty minute walk with a fabulous 360 degree from the top. It is quite steep to get there but well worth the effort.

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The view from the top is truly stunning. The walk up is a pleasant one but on a rainy day certain parts can be particularly treacherous if you are not steady on your feet and slippy due to the water run off and type of stone. This is especially prominent on the left hand trail (the one suggested for going... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Short walk from the centre of Windermere but with amazing views. Not too taxing a walk for the less fit amongst us and well worth the effort.

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Mablethorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Chanced upon this place beside our hotel and bravely decided to investigate. The fantastic views all round were well worth the climb..

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Short walk which requires a bit of exertion and amazing views of Windermere and the surrounding areas.

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