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Morning walk

Great walk to blow the cobwebs out in the early morning, once at the top you'll be spoilt with some... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Leicester, United Kingdom
Took a trip up to see the view.

The trip up to Orrest Head took some time on the winding lanes up to the viewing point but it was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Paul R
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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“easy walk” (79 reviews)
“worth the climb” (45 reviews)
Windermere, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Great walk to blow the cobwebs out in the early morning, once at the top you'll be spoilt with some fantastic views.

Thank babydavid
Reviewed 2 days ago

The trip up to Orrest Head took some time on the winding lanes up to the viewing point but it was well worth the time and trouble to afford a superb view on the lakes and mountains around. On the day I did this it...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Orrest Head is a walk from the north end of Windermere up a hill (small mountain?) It is about a 20-30 minute walk that starts with a paved road, then a gravel path and finally a slate path and stairs through the woods and by...More

Thank Shane L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend the walk to Orrest Head viewpoint. The view is spectacular and you won't regret it. There are different paths along the way (look for the arrow signs) and it seems that they all lead you up to the top. Try a different route...More

Thank wubob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views form the top however was very muddy as had been raining day before so was very wet underground so good footwear would be a must but worth going to top to see views

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are into Lake District walks then this is a must! It is best to do on a bright day so you can appreciate the 360 degree view it is the most stunning of views I have ever encountered in the area .

Thank sammysandown
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lucky enough to be staying in Orrest Head House which is at the base of Orrest Head. The walk is quite short but can be challenging in parts . Good foot wear essential, of course and unless the weather clear could be disappointing.

Thank Dorothy E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we walked to orrest head easy walk for people who are not used to walking fantastic surprised view, plenty of seats, highly recommened this walk

Thank penzance55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the summit of this extraordinary place you are supplied stunning views of the many of the fells, include the Old Man of Coniston, Scafell Pike, Great Gable, Fairfield and the Langdale Pikes. Recommended.

Thank Ultron-8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't believe i had never found this walk before. Discovered it on a random look on Google of local walks. Very easy to find from the Train Station and the start of the walk is well sign posted. Most of the walk has a...More

1  Thank MandyJC
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Lewis D
24 August 2017|
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Response from eccyram | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is ok. A bit steep at the beginning but ok if you take your time
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).