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Orrest Head & Allen Knott from Windermere
Introduction to Walk 3590

Photo from the walk - Orrest Head & Allen Knott from Windermere

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Lesser Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 4.4 miles / 7.2 km

Ascent - 600 feet / 182 metres

Time - 2 hours 50 minutes

Grade - easy

A Lake District walk from Windermere visits the superb viewpoint of Orrest Head, which inspired Alfred Wainwright, and continues north past Allen Knott before turning south via Howe Hill and Elleray Bank to return to the start. The route offers fine views across Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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