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Orrest Cottage


Orrest Head

Orrest Head......


The walk starts from right putside Orrest Cottage B&B. It begins by turning up the lane by a large signpost informing you that you are on the footpath to Orrest Head. It also informs you that the summit is 784 feet above sea level, and that it gives unrivalled views of the Lake District Fells, Lake Windermere, Morecambe Bay and the Pennines. It also suggests that it is 20 minutes walk to the top.


Once in the lane, it splits. Here take the left of the three possible routes, the lane here is still tarmac underfoot. The lane then winds its way uphill through trees before reaching a farm. The lane here now becomes rougher underfoot. Just past the farm, as the path levels, the path again splits into three. This time take the right hand path which leads up hill with a wall a few yards over to the right. In this wall there is an interesting metal gate.


Continue up here, and then turn right at the top into a fenced lane. Proceed along this level lane past various benches until after a couple of

hundred yards you reach the kissing gate


On either side of this kissing gate are stones with engravings in memory of Arthur Heywood who donated this area to the use of the public forever. Pass through the kissing gate and climb the steps up to the summit.