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Stunning Views

A lovely short walk that takes no longer than 2 hours. It was really quiet on the day that went did... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
East Sussex, United Kingdom
First time hill walking

Totally amazing view ...worth every step ....need to go to the very top as the view is breath... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our walk to the top of orrest head. Will definitely visit again. Steep climb at some points.

Thank LSL1974
Reviewed 4 days ago

A lovely short walk that takes no longer than 2 hours. It was really quiet on the day that went did it. Oh wow the views from the top down to Lake Windermere were simply stunning.

Thank Photalife
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Totally amazing view ...worth every step ....need to go to the very top as the view is breath taking...a must in Windermere

Thank lyndaandcampbell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little walk. Buy the walk guide from the tourist information. I would recommend you to do the extended walk which makes it into a pleasant circular walk.

Thank MikeJBryan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Climbing up Orrest Head may be a little exhausting when you get to the top, it's well worth the climb! Go and take your own picture and watch the sunset!

Thank ILuChen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here yesterday at Orrest head, you'll find the pathway left on the side of Windermere Hotel as you come into the village off the A591. The walk is not for young children under 5 I'd say and if you have mobility problems due...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an easy walk up the hill. just dont be unsure and follow the signs. my son with CP could walk with my help, but it took more then 20 min. of course. so if he can walk you can too.

Thank ryan44
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Watch out for slippy bits when it is wet! A great walk, easy to follow and super views, just be careful when it is wet as the rocks are very slippery

Thank morgan m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite a steep and difficult walk as others have said, but definitely worth the effort as the views greeting you at the top are amazing. No hand rails on the steps so would not suit someone with walking difficulties

Thank VictoriaSLondon
Reviewed 1 week ago

easy walk but the best spot for fantastic views. Walk through the woods along mainly pathed route to the top. There are some benches at the top and panoramic views. A must see for anyone. Parking is a bit of a pain if there are...More

Thank Adam B
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June 9, 2018|
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Response from FoodiieTravel | Reviewed this property |
It is probably a lot less muddy than when I visited in January but the terrain was quite steep and uneven in places and I wouldn’t take a buggy.
Janne N
February 23, 2018|
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Response from matty1605 | Reviewed this property |
There is parking opposite the entrance to the walk, as far as i am aware it is free street parking. I parked there for most of the day and did not get a ticket, just outside some guest houses.
Lynn S
January 16, 2018|
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Response from Chch_NZ_couple | Reviewed this property |
There are two main ways up to Orrest Head. One is paved for all but the very top, the other is across fields & through woods and can be a bit muddy in places if the weather has been wet recently, so sufficient footwear is... More