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Orrest Head, Windermere

Lookout · Historic Walking Area
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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  • In less than half hour you will be overlooking lake Windermere and panoramic views all around. Easy walk and definitely recommended  more »
  • Walked up from Bowness which is about 1 mile away then walked up clearly marked route to the top. The views were fantastic not only of Lake Windermere but the hills in the distance. There is a...  more »
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  • Fantastic views, good walk to get to them.
  • One of the best medium hiking I’ve tried. An amazing view from the top of the mountain which feels really worth the journey. There is chair to relax and enjoy the charming clean atmosphere up the Orrest Head. I need to come back again soon ❤️❤️
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