Orrest Head

Though relatively lowly, Orrest Head commands a wonderful view of a vast array of Lakeland fells, and is also distinguished by being the spot that Wainwright ascended on his first visit to the Lake District, thereby undergoing an epiphany which transformed his life and, through his publications, those of countless of his fellow fell-walkers.

Ascent was from Windermere, and return by the same route.  Wonderful views of snow-capped fells for miles around from the top, as well as a chance to savour the very fine Wainwright memorial plaque.

(Distance:  1.6 miles / 2.5 km.  Ascent:  423 ft. / 129 m.  Highest point (Orrest Head): 781ft. / 238 m.)

P.S.  Hallin Fell provides another similarly rewarding walk - low-level, quickly ascended, and with spectacular vistas.

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