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Address: Windermere, England
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A bit of a walk uphill but you can see the whole lake. Views are stunning and even had snow on the opposite hills

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We did the climb to the top of Orrest Head and it was every bit as beautiful as we imagined it would be. It was a beautiful clear blue day and despite that there was some mud on the trail, so I would definitely not recommend doing it in the middle of winter. The hike is relatively easy (you don't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A bit of a walk uphill but you can see the whole lake. Views are stunning and even had snow on the opposite hills

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went up 2 days, one in the rain and one in good weather, stunning on both occasions in different ways

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Thank Jo B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a 30 min walk to the top for great views of the Lake and area. Good path all the way but gets a little rocky at the top

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Though a hard hike in early spring due to mud and steepness at the end, it was worth it to see the 360-degree view of the area including Windermere and the lake. Take windproof clothing, because at the top it can be very windy.

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north/east yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning hike to the top of orrest head with stunning views at the top well worth it..sensible shoes required as some gentle climbing up rocky steps required or a longer path leads up but well worth it

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a nice short walk with my camera kit ready for some stunning landscapes views are second to none and are truly breathtaking despite the weather fantastic view point

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For those less capable of tackling the bigger fells, this little hil on the outskirts of Windermere offers an enjoyable walk and fantastic views up and down the lake and all the way across to the Scafell range and Langdale Pikes. The rocks on the summit can get a bit slippery when there's ice on the ground.

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent views when you get to the top. You can see 360 degrees al around, and you can see the whole of Lake Windermere.

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Selangor, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was very easy and pleasant to hike the place. I hiked by wearing my sneakers! The view en route was amazing. Unfortunately, it was very foggy when I went to Orrest Head since it rained earlier in the morning. Nevertheless, it was very calming up there. Will go again, if you ask.

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