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Wednesday 24th December 2008

Start point: Windermere (SD 414 987)

Orrest Head (OF) from Windermere

Distance: 1 mile     Total Ascent: 120 metres    Time Taken: 40 minutes

Weather: Misty. 5oC.

We had a quick walk this morning up to Orrest Head, mainly to break up the day for the very excited Connie! Nearly as exciting as Christmas was the sight of two deer on the walk, as we spotted them before they spotted us and that is always a treat as we managed to watch them for a little while.

It is quite clear where we are walking today from this sign.

Windermere from the path to Orrest Head.

Casper waits for Connie on this tricky section.

How to climb a wall stile, Beardie style.

...and Connie style.

I went to the butcher's today and bought eight legs of venison, they cost me 10. Do you think that was too dear?

The viewpoint indicator on Orrest Head.

Looking south along Windermere.

The Far Eastern fells from the seat at the top.

Looking across Windermere to Claife Heights.

Casper and Connie take in the view to the north west.

Caudale Moor and the Ill Bell ridge.

'Merry Christmas' says this excited girl.

Windermere, and through the mist the Langdales can (just about) be seen.

Back at Bowness, it is 'bath time' to get rid of all that mud!

Windermere from Bowness Bay.

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