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Orrest Head

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Lake District Walks: Orrest Head 4K

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Orrest Head, Outlying Fell, near Windermere

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Orrest Head Lake Windermere top of the mountain view

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Orrest Head Walk

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A short walk to Orrest Head from Windermere - Lake District

Orrest Head is a hill in the English Lake District on the eastern shores of Windermere. It is the subject of a chapter in Wainwright's The Outlying Fells of Lakeland, and the first fell he climbed. He describes it as "our first ascent in Lakeland, our first sight of mountains in tumultuous array across glittering waters, our awakening to beauty" and also as "a fitting finale, too, to a life made happy by fellwandering".
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