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Awe inspiring

We were early arriving at our hotel in Windermere and our host suggested that as it was a clear day... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
A little walk with excellent views

Park at the Station in Windermere a quick walk up well defined road and path to the top. Views are... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
John B
Cannock, United Kingdom
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All reviews windermere hotel easy walk worth the climb short walk well worth the effort degree view amazing views alfred wainwright morecambe bay lovely walk up hill windermere train station surrounding hills lake district sunny day my partner summit
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A short walk from Windermere station takes you to the summit of Orret Head amd you'll be pleased you did it. Fantastic panoramic views of more or less the whole lake can be seen from the relatively easy accessed paths.

Thank Laughingbear
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were early arriving at our hotel in Windermere and our host suggested that as it was a clear day we might like to walk up to Orrest head. Wow! what amazing views. It's a bit of a climb but so worth it. If ever...More

Thank Curious19732981439
Reviewed 4 days ago

Park at the Station in Windermere a quick walk up well defined road and path to the top. Views are excellent . Best time to go as sun is setting

Thank John B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A short walk up the hill is well worth the effort for the amazing view. Stick to the main path sections and let the children take more exciting paths through the woods

Thank RobS81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Read reviews of this walk so decided to go. We were staying in bowness so within reach.as we started the climb the scenery and the colours of the trees and leaves were outstanding . As we got closer to the top it became quite steep...More

1  Thank heavisides19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to Windermere and in the pouring rain this walk was a nice easy one! It’s nothing compared to other fell walks and goes up through some woods, which I’m sure children would love to run around in. Only takes about 20 minutes to...More

Thank Derbyshire_Foodie92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can get to this view point with just a little climb and views are great over Windermere. The path/trail starts from near the Windermere station.

Thank hammad n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I climbed the path that leads to Orrest Head that rises 784ft above sea level. The views of Lake Windermere and the surrounding areas are wonderful. It’s a stiff 20 minute walk from the entrance to the path which may be found at the very...More

Thank paulsymonds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just loved the views. Absolutely amazing and breath taking. It is definitely worth the visit with your significant other.

Thank zoz55jo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only a short walk from the village, and worth it to see amazing views of all the fells. A nice surprise to see so much without climbing up higher.

Thank Nearly6
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9 June 2018|
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Response from FoodiieTravel | Reviewed this property |
It is probably a lot less muddy than when I visited in January but the terrain was quite steep and uneven in places and I wouldn’t take a buggy.
23 February 2018|
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Response from matty1605 | Reviewed this property |
There is parking opposite the entrance to the walk, as far as i am aware it is free street parking. I parked there for most of the day and did not get a ticket, just outside some guest houses.
17 January 2018|
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Response from Chch_NZ_couple | Reviewed this property |
There are two main ways up to Orrest Head. One is paved for all but the very top, the other is across fields & through woods and can be a bit muddy in places if the weather has been wet recently, so sufficient footwear is... More