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Address: Windermere, England

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Spectacular views.

A short walk up to Orrest Head, some bits are steep and could be challenging for the less fit. The views are spectacular once you get up there, looking down at the lake and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A short walk up to Orrest Head, some bits are steep and could be challenging for the less fit. The views are spectacular once you get up there, looking down at the lake and Windermere. There are benches at the top to eat lunch. Once I went on a summers night and watched the sun go down. Beautiful.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is a 20minute hike which offers you excellent views of mountains and windermere lake.Cross the main road opposite to windermere station and you can see the sign post for Orrest Head. Within few steps road splits into two , one which is the normal tarmac road which carries the vehicles and the other one is the rough footpath going... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Great panoramic view of the landscape. Perfect for those who traveled to Windermere by train and have no car. On any short, or longer, trip to the area, a walk up to Orrest Head is highly recommended.

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is the place to be if you want spectacular views of the Lake District. It is a brisk walk just under 30 minutes to the top of Orrest Head (though can be an exhausting one on a hot day!) Mr C. and I went on a clear and fine summer's day and the view of the lakes is stunning... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Beautiful View, and Wainwrights original inspiration. A must for all wainwright fans. Easy walk up there and very rewarding once you reach the top

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We went in mid July at about 8.30pm and this walk was both short and close to town (just next to the Windermere Hotel). Once the view is revealed it is mind blowing. Coming up just as the sun was setting made for some stunning shots. Well worth it and a trip to the Lake District isn't complete with seeing... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Orrest Head is a lovely place. It is just an easy, short walk from the centre of Windermere to these peaceful place. Orrest Head is too tiny to be called a fell or mountain, but it has a great view. From here you can see the lenght of Windermere and many of the fells in the south of Lake District.... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

What a lovely walk this is. Good paths with good signage. The views at the top were amazing. We were lucky as it was a beautiful clear day, plenty of seats at the top with lots of information on area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Such a stunning view from the top - well worth the short walk from Windermere. We started the walk from just above the Windermere hotel and it is beautiful walk through a forest up to the viewpoint. Take some prosecco and glasses to enjoy at the top.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A five minute walk from the station. A perfect mix of sheltered forest walking with a few steep climbs that are more than worth the fantastic view at the top.

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

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