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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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Sendai, Japan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was a great experience on a nice sunny day. A short (20m?) walk up the hill leading to a panoramic view of Windermere and surrounding areas. Well worth a morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The climb was enjoyable and the views at the top were fantastic! There is a track if you can't cope with the steps.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

In the land of the great Wainwright this is "the View" On a sunny day it will take your breath away. Take your sandwiches and a bottle of wine and simply soak it up. Take all your mess away of course because its someone else's turn next

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London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

great view, careful I wouldn't go up there if its dark or rainy as slippery, as already its in a forest. But in daylight or sunset its great. prepare to walk uphill. but once we were up there it was peacful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very easy to,, climb'', with some stunning views at Lake Windermere and fields all around. Bit windy though and with lot of tourists, but definitely worth seeing!

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Lovely view of Windemere and surrounding area, about a 20 minute walk from the village although it's a bit steep!

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Grimsby, England, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Staying at the windermere hotel gave us opportunity to go to the top 3 times in the week we was there! Absolutely beautiful in all weathers, being in the lakes i think we did see it in all weathers lol,'lovely walk up, saw deer everytime and had lots of laughs! Will definately be the first thing we do when we... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This journey is through georgous wooded walk. The destination is breathtaking. If you nothing else don't miss Orrest!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Orrest Head is 25-min walk from the town centre and has an amazing view. You have the windermere lake and mountains on one side while on the other side, it is all greenery.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We look forward to a walk up Orrest Head as soon as we arrive in the Lakes and recommend it to all our friends as a great starter. Out the car and 15-25 minutes up the hill, it is a super way of getting a taste for wonderful lakeland views for not a lot of effort. Get to the top... More

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