Located at the very heart of the Lake District, Windermere is just a mile and a half from the lake - and it’s the place to embark on a scenic Lakeland walk.

Follow in the footsteps of famous guide-book writer A Wainwright and ascend Orrest Head - or stroll the lakeside for stunning panoramic lake and mountain views. The lake is a hive of activity for sailing and water sports – you can hire a boat, or, if you’re feeling less active, take a serene cruise.

Bustling Windermere town is full of gourmet pubs and fine dining establishments - the perfect relaxing retreat after a day’s hike.

This short walk with a staggering view, changed the life of the guide-book writer-to-be, Alfred Wainwright, after he walked to the top of this hill from Windermere station when he was 23.  With views looking over Windermere and into the heart of the fells, the ratio of view to effort is one which is difficult to beat. This is an ideal walk for those in search of an excellent viewpoint of the...