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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 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  more »
  • 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 t...  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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