321 Orrest Head

It was love at first sight when Wainwright visited Orrest Head. From this viewpoint above Windermere the Lakeland Fells cast a lifelong spell on A.W. whose seven Pictorial Guides are still the finest guidebooks ever written. On finally completing the ascent of all 214 summits we wrote to thank him for the pleasure he had given us and received a delightful reply, handwritten of course, just like the books.

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LOCATION: South Lake District
START: Windermere Station Grid ref: SD414987 Postcode: LA231AH

DISTANCE: 5 miles
GRADE: Easy with a short climb
TIME: 2.5 hours
MAP: Outdoor Leisure - English Lakes, South East
EN ROUTE: Far Orrest, Near Orrest, Allen Knott, Dubbs Reservoir

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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