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Orrest Head Circular Walk is a 3.1 mile loop trail located near Windermere, Cumbria, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 3.1 mi Elevation gain 567 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Forest River Views Wildlife
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This has spectacular views over Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells for relatively little effort.

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Kate Howarth
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Kasia V
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Walking

Nice varied walk, lovely view at the top and woodlands walk on the way back

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Paul Prescott
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Hiking

Nice moderate walk not too long. Spectacular views of the lake from the top. Was a little difficult to follow the trail leaving Orrest Head on way down.

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Krzysztof Rycyk
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beautiful views, easy hike for everyone

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Alastair Clegg
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Brett Garner
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Jim Downey
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Easy

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Claire Jaggard
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Hiking

Very pleasant hilly stroll

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Richard Johnson
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WalkingGreat!

We had to take our car to get a small repair done at the very helpful Windermere Auto Centre and he said it would be a couple of hours so we did this walk. There were options in the way up and down in terms of steepness/difficulty but all of it totally worthwhile for the spectacular 360 degree views at the top. There is seating at the top aswell as a useful chart showing the landscape and what is there.

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Elina Sokolovska
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Matthew Hunt
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WalkingGreat!

I did this trail or more or less before finding it on here. not too hard a climb and a lovely view of the whole of windermere from the top. definitely a popular spot but worth a look if you have a spare afternoon.

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Emma Dorsett
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Matthew Doucette
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Very nice easy walk the stairs up to Orreast could be steep to some but overall it was quite a nice little walk in fields and forests nice if your legs are burning from a more aggressive hike the day before. View of the lake was unreal but it was a bit busy at the top. Went to sugar and spice cafe after for a nice afternoon tea which I recommend

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Manoj Sethi
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Hiking

Really nice walk up to the top. 6 yr old had fun walking up. Breathtaking views at the top. Not to be missed if you're in the area.

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Andy Hare
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Sam Hollands
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Sarah Steele
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Absolutely breathtaking views... beautiful forests with babbling streams and farmers fields. some steepish uneven inclines but nothing too strenuous

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Ady Mo
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Good

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Naomi Watson
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WalkingGreat!

As a first time trail for me, it was perfect! not too much hard work but amazing views!

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sara ter Heide
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It's was very lovely

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Derek User
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Quick and well maintained trail, well worth the views at the top

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Vasudha Raju
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Vasudha Raju
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Excellent views, really good hike.

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David Gallagher
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Ellen Groen
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Hiking

Great short walk and the view at the top is definitely worth the climb!

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Allison Mandas
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Took a shortcut to get to the peak faster, only 20 minutes. Took the longer way down lovely day with lots of creeks and small waterfalls. Even on a cool drizzly day, we had a lovely time with a couple beautiful views.

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Adam Rosen
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Great trail for a morning walk or afternoon stroll

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Marta Bianchini
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Beautiful trail!

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Rowbee Bobinog
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gorgeous, simple walk. well sign posted.

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