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Orrest Head


Leave the station to the left, cross over Victoria Street and then the busy A591 (new pedestrian crossing). A few yards uphill a tarmaced lane leads off to the left, signposted Orrest Head. Follow this lane as it winds through Elleray Woods for about a 600 metres till it ends and a rough track begins. When this opens up into woodland, follow the obvious route to the right up the hill to where the path is again contained by a wall and a fence. The views now start to open up and Windermere Lake can be glimpsed through the trees.

Go through the kissing gate at the end of this path and bear left up the stepped path to the summit. This is a very popular viewpoint and the mountains of the Lake District are spread out before you.

From the summit, continue north and follow the path till it comes to a minor road. Turn left and follow the road downhill to it’s next junction. Look out for the path on the left which crosses a field then takes to the woods. This path rejoins the outward route, just before you return to the village.