Orrest Head in Cumbria, England, United Kingdom - get details, & find more attractions to visit nearby

Get Travalour for free on Google Play

Orrest Head

Orrest Head, Windermere LA23 1AW, UK

Outdoors- Other
1 Day Treks

About Orrest Head

Orrest Head is an introduction to both hills walking and the Lakeland landscape. The stunning panoramic view is just a short walk from Windermere StationOrrest Head is situated on the northern edge of Windermere not far from the railway station and the town centre.  On the summit is a panorama naming the key visible fells which include the Old Man of Coniston, Scafell Pike, Great Gable, Fairfield and the Langdale Pikes. One of the nice trekking destination.



Attractions near Orrest Head

Windermere0.67km from Orrest Head

Windermere River House is an example of beauty and luxury.  It sits on two acres of the lush garden right on the banks of the Periyar River, and the loudest sound you’ll hear is the splash of water or the call of a bird. The evergreen forests that surround it host some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, waiting to be explored.  It has been one of the country's most popular places for holidays and summer homes since the arrival of the Kendal and Windermere Railway's branch line in 1847.

Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories is a brand new major Lake District attraction. It opened its doors in spring 2019 following a £20m development of the site of the former Windermere Steamboat Museum. Its seven buildings house vessels dating back 200 years, including the SL Dolly, thought to be the oldest mechanically-powered one in the world.

Brockhole on Windermere, The Lake District Visitor Centre is a visitor centre and tourist attraction managed by the Lake District National Park Authority set in 30 acres of magnificent terraced gardens and grounds stretching down to the shore of Windermere lake, with splendid views of the surrounding countryside. The centre organises a number of activities, including orienteering, kayaking and open water swimming, as well as regular exhibitions.

Blackwell4.99km from Orrest Head

Blackwell mansion is one of England’s most important surviving houses from the turn of the 20th century and is a superb example of Arts and Crafts movement architecture, with most of the original decorative interiors still intact.  Almost all of Blackwell’s original features survive, along with immaculate furniture and beautiful decorative flourishes. With a peaceful, tranquil setting and tremendous views over Windermere and the Coniston Fells, the house never fails to inspire.

National Trust - Hill Top5.76km from Orrest Head

Hill Top is a 17th-century house in Near Sawrey near Hawkshead, in the English county of Cumbria. It is an example of Lakeland's vernacular architecture with random stone walls and slate roofs. The house was once the home of children's author and illustrator Beatrix Potter who left it to the National Trust. It is a Grade II* listed building.

Baystones5.88km from Orrest Head

Baystones is a summit in the Lake District – Far Eastern Fells region or range in England. Baystones (Wansfell) is 486 metres high. All the walking routes up Baystones (Wansfell) on Mud and Routes can be found below.  One of the nice trekking destination and also you can spend some good times there.

Where is Orrest Head

Discover more attractions in Cumbria, where Orrest Head is located

Cumbria91 attractions

The largest and most widespread industry in Cumbria is tourism. The Lake District National Park alone receives some 15.8 million visitors every year.World-famous for its beautiful lakes and mountainous fells, carved out long ago by glaciers, the Lake District today is a playground for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts.