Orrest Head

Start point: Windermere (SD 414 987)

Orrest Head (OF) from Windermere

Distance: 1 mile     Total Ascent: 120 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour

Weather: Dull with odd clear spells. 7°C

Orrest Head is an easy walk from Windermere village; famously it is the first fell that Wainwright ascended and where the stunning view across Windermere caught his imagination and inspired his lifelong passion to wander the fells. Not so today, however, the stunning view was masked by low cloud generally although there were some nice glimpses of the lake.


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