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Orrest Head

Windermere, England
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Ranked #3 of 20 attractions in Windermere
Type: Lookouts, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The great place to view the sunset!!! I just want to show-off the pictures I took there. I followed the foot path to the top from the back of the hill, a weird path but exciting! A more common way is to climb from the front side.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A gentle climb some mud at the time but a stunning view when you reach the top. It is about 720 feet above sea level with a path to start with and then steps to the top. Worth the climb.

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Ossett, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Great walk for novices like us. Fabulous views from top and don't necessarily have to take the same rout back down.

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Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful spot to climb up to and watch the fells around Lake Windermere and the lake itself.Its a somewhat hard climb if you are not used to climbing, but the views from the top are absolutely spectacular.There are some benches at the top to sit down and rest for a bit and take in the tranquil surroundings.This... More

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Lake District
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9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Took my partner all around Windermere and my old stomping ground! It's a beautiful walk, for not a lot of effort, a continuous climb, but what a fantastic view if Lake Windermere and mountains from the top. we walked on down the back and all around the valley. Beautiful.

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A beautiful spot, a long climb, but really worth the effort for the view! My fiancé proposed to me at the very top of this climb overlooking Windermere!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Steep climb to top unfortunately it was a bit misty over the lakes so our view was spoilt but can imagine its spectacular on a clear day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Took the walk with my partner and was very enjoyable walking through the woods although some points took my breath away being asthmatic I gave it a good go and once I reached the top I was not disappointed! Their is such a lovely view and well worth the shortness of breath!! Lovely to sit with a warm brew and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We went to orrest head. It is a great experience .. Even though a long walk but when you reach to top it is worth it

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oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

lovely climb if your new to hill climbing, not too hard, good views, go mid afternoon for best views, walk down is very easy too

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