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When you only have one day to visit a place you really need to be lucky with the weather. And we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
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Literally steps from our door

It took only a few (steep uphill) minutes from our Claremont B&B to get to the start of this... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nick M
Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When you only have one day to visit a place you really need to be lucky with the weather. And we were! There were clear blue skies above us but a white cloud over the lake as we climbed to the summit. This created a...More

Thank BarryD974
Reviewed 4 days ago

It took only a few (steep uphill) minutes from our Claremont B&B to get to the start of this idyllic hike through the woods and fields, climbing ever higher until we reached the peak and had amazing views of Lake Windermere and surrounding country. It...More

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A nice walk and great views. Its free which is also a bonus. Take a drink and a snack then sit on the bench at the top and take in the view.

1  Thank jonnybid79
Reviewed 1 week ago

A short walk along the road from Willowsmere Guest House, a more attractive walk through the fields, when you will have reached the top of Orrest Head. Great view of Windermere & the town. I met people who used this walk as a pre-breakfast starter....More

Thank _trevorrichardson746
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely walk on good path until the last 2-300 m when it becomes a bit more rocky and slippy if wet. Well worth the walk through trees, beautiful views, great photo opportunities.

Thank Carol-and-Pete
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good walk and a scenary. few steps to take or can take the longer route. worth the visit. Parking is challenging but there is a car park in the city.

Thank slchanna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Orrest Head gives you a seriously rewarding view with a huge choice of options for how you get to the top. If you're pushing a buggy or have any difficulty walking you can go up the tarmac and then switch to a gentle gravel path...More

1  Thank Kendricks365
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Followed all the advice on the reviews here. Parked for free in lay-by near Windermere Hotel. Took about 30 minutes for us to walk up, if you don’t regularly exercise this could be a bit of a challenge. It is however a good walk as...More

Thank Debdonut44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views from the top! Not a bad walk up the hill and definitely worth it. Bit slippery at the top so wear suitable shoes.

Thank Scully1982
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was our first time walking, really enjoyed this walk, the 360 view was breathtaking! Love the plack at the top that shows the peaks

Thank bethcap84
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9 June 2018|
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Response from FoodiieTravel | Reviewed this property |
It is probably a lot less muddy than when I visited in January but the terrain was quite steep and uneven in places and I wouldn’t take a buggy.
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.
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