Orrest Head

Start point: Windermere (SD 414 987)

Orrest Head (OF) from Windermere

Weather: Cold, fine with sunny spells.

This week is the school half-term, so today’s short walk is a child friendly one to Orrest Head, famous for being Wainwright’s first ascent of a Lake District fell and the one that changed his life forever. It is easy to see why with an easy stroll from Windermere rewarded with magnificent views of the high fells. Orrest Head is described in Wainwright’s Orrest Head chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 26.



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