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Orrest Head, Windermere

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#2 of 73 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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  • Absolutely stunning view, 360 degrees. Two walks up, easy route and harder route. Well worth it once you reach the top! Priceless. 
    Absolutely stunning view, 360 degrees. Two walks up, easy route and harder route. Well worth it once you reach the top! Priceless.  more »
  • Well woth the walk, you can do a short or long route for this walk and the view from the summit is well worth the effort. 
    Well woth the walk, you can do a short or long route for this walk and the view from the summit is well worth the effort.  more »
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  • The view is amazing - only 20 min walk :)
  • Fantastic views on a clear day with good pathways

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