Walk to Orrest Head

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Windermere, England

Walk to Orrest Head Windermere Reviews

dougal dougal
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Sep 01, 2006
Orrest Head is a bizarrely named bit of rock (well I think it's bizarre – couldn't the good folks of Windermere afford the letter F to finish off the sign?) which stands on the hill overlooking the town.

To reach it takes a walk of about a mile or so on a steep path that zig-zags up the side of the hill.  Initially starting out in the woods the path eventually opens out into the hill banks before reaching the summit.

Although steep in places the walk isn't too taxing and shouldn't pose too much of a problem for even the most reticent rambler.

The view from the top is described (at the bottom) as unparalleled.  I'm not sure there aren't one or two views in the world that aren't a tad more stunning but none the less it's probably the best view of the lake around those parts.

There are a couple of seats and a viewing post which highlights the local features so you can catch your breath before returning back the way you came.

It is a bit exposed so expect wind and generally inclement weather if the day is anything other than bright but that aside it does get you out in the fresh air and gets your lungs working.
The top of Orrest Head
Peth to Orrest Head
Path to Orrest Head
dougal says:
Nope - unfortunatel not. Had this been Germany then there would have been. But it isn't so there wasn't. Booo...
Posted on: Sep 04, 2006
Higton says:
Wow, for some reason I really can´t see you gamboling about in the hills. Was there a pub at the top?
Posted on: Sep 04, 2006
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