Orrest Head is a fantastic introduction to the fells, and was writer Alfred Wainwright’s first taste of the Lake District! This charming circular walk starts next to the Windermere Hotel, near the railway station, and takes in a surfaced lane to begin with, after which you take a path through the woods, and a series of steps to the summit. Here you’ll be rewarded with stunning views over Windermere, and you’ll find a plaque to help younger ones identify the other fells!
You can either head back the same way, or complete the circuit on a peaceful route through fields, along a lane, and back through woodland to your starting point. Drop by Windermere afterwards for refreshments and treats in one of its many welcoming cafés!
They have some amazing cottages – check them out!