Orrest Head, Windermere

Orrest Head from Windermere. OS map OL7 starting at GR414987. We parked for free in a lay by on the main road. Turn right from Windermere onto the main A591 and drive 100 mts, passing Windermere hotel on left and you’ll find a 2 hour lay by on the left, opposite The Terrace.

The start of the trail is well signed and is opposite the Nat West Bank. We did the return walk in 1 hr 20 mins, just me and our 2 and 4 year olds. We stopped a couple of times for snacks and took a leisurely stroll, taking time to listen to the birds, collect sticks, discuss whether a T-Rex had a spiky tail and admire the views.  Total distance there and back approx 2.5km.

There are several benches on the easy to navigate path up to the top. It’s hard to get lost on this popular route! And this is the view inspired Wainwright!

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