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Orrest Head, Windermere

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#2 of 72 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 views are beautiful walked up with a friend and her 3 year old who started to get a bit tired but it's not a difficult walk up and worth it for the views 
    The views are beautiful walked up with a friend and her 3 year old who started to get a bit tired but it's not a difficult walk up and worth it for the views  more »
  • Cracking selection of ales, wines, spirits, friendly staff great views across windermere. Open till 11pm and good sports coverage, BBC sports only not sky. 
    Cracking selection of ales, wines, spirits, friendly staff great views across windermere. Open till 11pm and good sports coverage, BBC sports only not sky.  more »
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  • Fantastic views on a clear day with good pathways
  • Lovely walk

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