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Orrest Head, Windermere

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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  • A reasonably short and convenient walk from the railway station on very good footpaths winding up through woodland until you reach the summit for that breathtaking view.  more »
  • Went up on New Year's Eve to see the displays from all the hotels in Windermere and Bowness and up and down the lake - and in Troutbeck too. Need to be well prepared with head torches.  more »
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  • Amazing view of Lake Windermere. Short trek to the top.
  • They say it’s the best view in the Lake District and it does not disappoint!
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