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Easy walk

Such an easy walk and close by to Windermere that no car is needed if staying in the village. It's... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
donsloon
,
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
via mobile
Pleasant

This is a pleasant walk if you’re looking for something not too strenuous. It can be a bit boggy on... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Topcat220
,
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“easy walk” (81 reviews)
“worth the climb” (48 reviews)
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Windermere, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Such an easy walk and close by to Windermere that no car is needed if staying in the village. It's a great short walk to the top with lovely views, well worth doing

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a pleasant walk if you’re looking for something not too strenuous. It can be a bit boggy on the top in wet weather but the views from the top are spectacular.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly local bar attached to the Windermere hotel. Not too busy and fairly quiet. Good menu all day.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I hiked this mid morning and it was such a treat at the top. Luckily it was a beautiful day with blue skies because the view of the lakes was amazing! The hike wasn’t super difficult although the last stretch is a...More

Thank Jessica Z
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a fairly demanding walk up to Orrest Head, especially if one is over 40 and it's sunny!!! However, the views from the top are lovely and what is especially pleasing is that there are very few glimpses on the way up so the impact...More

Thank PriceTheOrgan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Follow the signs from the main road near Windermere station. The walk up is steep at times but viewpoints give an excuse to catch your breath! At the end of the path you suddenly get a 360 degree view opening up.

Thank Helen H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are staying at the Windermere then pop up and enjoy the views. A bit of a climb but worth it.

Thank trevor6410
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the path to the right of the winfpdermere hotel after walking up from bowness, its signposted from the road there and you make your way up a muddy stones lane to a gate through a field, you then follow it through a wood which...More

Thank nicky w
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked with my family - 2 kids of 10 & 7. Easy to get to the viewpoint from the start in about 20 mins. We carried on and did about 3 miles to circle back.

Thank Stephen B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved the view up here, quite a steep walk in some places to get up but well worth it for the beautiful scenery.

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Janne N
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.
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Lynn S
16 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
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Lewis D
24 August 2017|
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Response from Bob P | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, yes.
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