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Great views of the Lake District

Parked in the train station car park over the road from the start of the walk. The tarmac road was... read more

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Very busy but with lots of walks around, difficult as no dogs are allowed off lead. Great boat trips

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lisa I
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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“easy walk” (76 reviews)
Windermere, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Parked in the train station car park over the road from the start of the walk. The tarmac road was a bit strange at first but it was worth the walk. The view was excellent and great for panoramic photos, plenty of spots to take...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Very busy but with lots of walks around, difficult as no dogs are allowed off lead. Great boat trips

Thank Lisa I
Reviewed 2 days ago

the 3 odd mile walk from Windermere to Orrest Head is very worthwhile and is both enjoyable as a walk with stunning views from this viewpoint. A truly lovely place to just admire the superb views.

Thank robrowbo
Reviewed 6 days ago

easy accessible walk with good views best on a sunny day for good photos of the lake and hills we took a picnic and sat admirin the view for a few hours before venturing back to the day trippers of bowness

Thank swift314
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful sunny day we decided to take a short walk to Orrest Head. The start is situated in Windermere across the road from bike hire shop. The walk takes about 20mins but you can walk at your leisure as there are benches situated all along...More

1  Thank Karen C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked up to Orrest Head on a sunny August day. It's quite a steep ascent but once you get to the top, the view is worth it. Make sure you wear sensible shoes and a drink of water!

Thank MandyF
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make the trudge up to this viewpoint very early, or at sunset. THis is a great pit stop for those who have a train to catch with an hour of extra time since the trailhead is right across from the train and bus station. But...More

Thank Piero C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From Windermere town, we walked up to Orrest Head. Easy walk along a road to nearly the top and then a rough path, but not too difficult. Well worth it as great views over Windermere - the lake and town.

Thank Lizi E
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our 60th Wedding Anniversary in Cumbria we heard about Orrest Head @ an 80 year old gent who had walked/climbed it ,so my near 85 year old husband and i had to try it and we made it whow! was it worth it 100...More

Thank Helen P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's really something you have to do when visiting Windermere! It's a short 20 minutes walk from the bus station to the top. The road is really nice and flat.

Thank Simen Ø
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3 February 2017|
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Response from Rebecca_hamlett12 | Reviewed this property |
Literally across the road from Windermere station
19 December 2016|
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Response from maizedaisy | Reviewed this property |
During the Winter months the higher fells usually have a coating of snow. If there was snow this is where you would see (but not necessarily be in it).
8 April 2016|
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Response from RamblerAtHeart | Reviewed this property |
The starting point others have mentioned are the quickest tarmac lane/woodland path way. Look at a map to have longer & more enjoyable routes on footpaths throughout.