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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
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
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
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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
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 advised. However both routes are quite easy - it is always permissible to stop & rest for a few minutes if you are finding yourself getting a bit breathless (on the second route across the fields there are a couple of spots we stopped at & admired the developing views as we got higher.) The first route is so easy even pushchairs get taken up. Good advice already given about wearing/carrying windproof jackets for when you get into the open at the top.