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Orrest Head, Windermere

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#2 of 73 in Historic Sites in Lake District
Lookout · Historic Walking Area
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For a family-friendly stroll with excellent views of Windermere and the southern lakes, walk to Orrest Head. This simple route requires no prior hiking experience, as you'll follow just one well-marked trail. The entire journey takes 45-60 minutes on foot from nearby Windermere. Be wary of the paths near the top of the trail, which may be steep for those with physical limitations. If you prefer to return by a different route, take the footpaths back to the village from the top. Make Orrest Head a centerpiece of your Windermere vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Windermere tour itinerary planning app.
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  • The blue route is easier than the red. The red route is quicker but steeper. We took the blue route to go up and some of the red route on the way back down. The view from the top is stunning. We went....  more
    The blue route is easier than the red. The red route is quicker but steeper. We took the blue route to go up and some of the red route on the way back down. The view from the top is stunning. We went....  more »
  • Easy walk with lovely view at the top, easily managed by a 3yr old. We did it at dusk and enjoyed walking in the dark forest before it emerges at the top. 
    Easy walk with lovely view at the top, easily managed by a 3yr old. We did it at dusk and enjoyed walking in the dark forest before it emerges at the top.  more »
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  • The best place to see Windermere lake from the top is orrest head. Its approx 3 km walk to the top and amazing location and thick forest like feelings. Even in summer the walk ways covered by trees and you feel cozy.
  • The view is spectacular, worth the climb up the hill. Loved it. Would definitely recommend this place.

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