Orrest Head is a fantastic walk up from the town of Windermere, offering what is considered by many to be the best viewpoint of Lake Windermere. With the weather on your side, you can take in a 360 panorama of the Lakes, from the Yorkshire fells to the Langdales, Troutbeck Valley, and even Morecambe Bay!
The walk starts on the A591 by the bus stops on the opposite side of the road to the railway station. It begins by turning up the lane by a large signpost informing you that you are on the footpath to Orrest Head. It also informs you that the summit is 784 feet above sea level and that it gives unrivalled views of the Lake District Fells, Lake Windermere, Morecambe Bay and the Pennines.