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Orrest Head

Windermere, England
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Windermere
Type: Lookouts, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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yorkshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

I walked up here with my husband and two dogs it took roughly half-hour and the views were stunning,there were lots of benches for you to sit and take in the view of the lake,well worth a walk.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We walked to the top of Orrest Head on a cold September day with intermittent rainfall. Luckily, it quit raining when we reached the top and the sunset sky parted for a wonderful photo op. This photo is going on my wall. Surprisingly, there are people living in Windermere that have never hiked to the top. I guess you get... More

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Only 10 minutes up path opposite Nat west bank,next to Hotel. Views wonderful,easier walk than I thought for two 55 yr olds.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Well worth the climb. Fantastic views!!!! Plenty of seats to sit & admire the view. We were entertained by a group of school children.

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saltburn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

not wheelchair friendly as its very bumpy and hilly, but the climb isn't too bad it takes about 20 minutes to reach the top,

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The walk up to the top of Orrest Head will leave you a little breathless (esp if you go straight after lunch, oops) but the views of Windermere, the Pennines, Morecambe Bay etc from the top will take whatever breath you have left clean away. Well worth the effort.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Orrest Head is a nice easy walk. It is about a mile walk from Windermere Railway Station. It can be a bit of a steep walk in places but it is a very good path and even unfit people should be able to manage it. At the top there is an excellent view of most of lake Windermere and the... More

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is a really nice walk with great views at the top. It was manageable for me ( not long out of hospital) and my 6 year old.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We did this walk although I was 34 weeks pregnant. It was a tough walk for me as was very steep on the way up but it was definitely worth it. Beautiful views from the top spanning a long way in all directions. Definitely a must!

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My wife and I were looking for some easy, fairly moderate climbing fells we could do and we found this absolute pearler. It only takes twenty minutes to reach the summit and the views are spectacular.

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