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Orrest Head, Windermere

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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  • Hiking for about 20 minutes is not too much of a burden, so it is recommended for families with children. Enter from the entrance near Windermere Station and climb the slopes and stairs, suddenly open the front and reach the top of the rock. It feels good on a sunny day because you can see all the surroundings and the lake. You should stop raining.
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  • Beautiful easy walk to the “top Of the world “ breathtaking views and great short walk for all ages . The walk starts just by the Windermere Hotel . To the left . A Gentle ascent to the top .  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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