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Name:Orrest Head
Hill number:2690
Height:238m / 781ft
Parent (Ma):2528  High Street
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Far Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Leven (Ulverston)
Class:Tump (200-299m), Wainwright Outlying Fell
Grid ref:SD 41424 99359
Summit feature:rock 1m NNE of stone seat
Col:175m  NY418001  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 96 97
(1:25k) OL7N
Observations:recent view indicator is about 30m W of summit and is lower
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 394 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Claire and Holly walked up from Windermere. Holly's first hill!hpalmer07/06/2019
Walked up with Dad, who lives nearby since his retirement. Ground dry and cracked. Very light drizzle, more cooling than soaking. Middling views, some low cloud.geeoharee25/05/2019
Climbed with Adam from Railway station, returning via new paths, cutting out causeway farm.JMDobb18/05/2019
From St James’ Church, Staveley ascent of Reston Scar and on to Hugill Fell. Descent via Ravenscar Plantation to Kentmere Road and on to Browfoot Lane. From Browfoot ascent of Hugill Fell and on to Williamson’s Monument. Return to footpath on to High House, High Borrans and Borrans Lane. Follow road to The Common Farm and The Causeway Farm before ascent of Orrest Head. Descent through Common Wood to road, cross A591, and follow footpath south from Alice Howe. Cross railway line and skirt Heathwaite on to road past Heathwaite Manor before turning off to Matson Ground on Dales Way before ascent of Brant Fell. Return to road, on to B5284 via Windermere Golf Course and return to Dales Way. Ascent of School Knott, nameless peak (School Knott) and the Grandsire. Return to Dales Way and return to Staveley.raymooremanx11/05/2019
Lovely stroll up from Windermere and when the rain stopped and the sun shone threw... it's no wonder Wainwright fell in love with this place!Haych06/05/2019
BRANT FELL (#5) - ORREST HEAD (#6) - SCHOOL KNOTTS (#7)mnph23/04/2019
With ParlickShutterlag12/12/2018
Parked near Brant Fell, then up Brant Fell, followed footpaths round the outskirts of Windermere to Orrest Head and back through Windermere and Bowness cutting back up past Brant Fell to car.Chipstertrain04/12/2018
Grandsire, Cleabarrow Hill, School Knott, Orrest Head, Troutbeck Tongue, Baystones, Wansfell Pikekeithouk11/11/2018
After my works do in Clitheroe we went up knowing it was going to be awful weather in the afternoon for Bec and Myla to catch up on the Outlying fell before we really crack on next year 2019. Parked at the school and made the nice easy way up to the top passing the Gruffalo along the way. As we hit the top the weather came in so we headed down to the Christmas markets in Windermere. I have a pint of pale ale in the Crafty Baa and a chilli dog from the stall. Really nice easy day ending by watching Django and a chill.Scotty 2 Hotty08/11/2018
Parked in the main road lay-by next to the Windermere Hotel and followed the permissible footpath with Helen and Molly, climbing up through Common Wood out onto the summit. Superb views of the whole of Windermere Lake.JohRvs19/10/2018
quick walk from station whilst waiting for bus. wainwrights first and my first outlying fell. easy on road or you can cut off the bends via footpaths. great views all round despite relatively short heightkeenwalker14/09/2018
Circular from TroutbeckNeilb01/08/2018
Avec Violaine et DinaYanndroid07/05/2018
From Windermere, before driving to Invernessrfoster03/05/2018
Orrest Headkeithouk21/04/2018
AW’s outliers first of seven tops on a 15mile walk from Windermere also taking in Hugill fell, Reston scar, School knot, Grandsire, nameless (school knot) and Brant fell.WAYNE ROWLETT15/04/2018
Circuit from opposite train stationAjm031023/03/2018
Should have made this my last WOF, but still got two to so. Didn't realise it's significance for AW.ngthack30/10/2017
Up and back from the station.bevandy11419/09/2017
park next to the famous 4x4. walked from Windermere Hotel. took Jack and Lily as was about to have them all week. great little walk with big views. kids enjoyed it and was about to have a day to remember.Scotty 2 Hotty13/08/2017
Alex, Charlie, Hannah, HenryBlisco09/08/2017
WOs72,73,74,75 and 76. Rain forecast for p.m. so made an early start. Started from where Dales Way leaves the lane at Hag end and followed good paths to School Knott with good views over Windermere and up Langdale. Then went up and back over Grandsire and finished up and back over Cleabarrow. Then quickly up and down Brant Fell from lane just to the east with curtain of rain out to the west. Finally up and down Orrest Head in very wet and windy conditions - absolutely foul and no view of lake.BURGESS06/08/2017
From Lickbarrow - Brant Fell, then back for a cup of tea, then Orrest Head.janey.m27/07/2017
Done with Richard & Jeannette and Linda as a fitting completion of the Outlying Fells. Unfortunately a bit cloudy but still some decent view over the Langdales and Lake Windermere.falunty20/04/2017
Quick bag from our accommodation in Windermere, well worth it because the views are stunning on a clear and sunny day like today, afterwards we drove to the Kirkstone Pass and bagged Caudale Moor and St. Ravens Edge. This was the last day of three clear and sunny days in the Lake District, the day before we bagged Knott, Great Calva, Lowthwaite Fell, Longlands Fell and Binsey, the day before that we bagged Scafell Pike, Lingmell and Seatallan, excellent!DanTrig27/03/2017
Parked in layby (Maximum 2 hours) to east of Windermere Hotel at 415987 – Followed permitted path through Common Wood to summit. Leisurely 55 minutes there and back.David Evans10/03/2017
(Walkers with) Caitlin Powell and Torun Mcmoran (Parking/start point) A591 roadside at Windermere to summit and back to car via the ascent.redbob04/03/2017
Up from Common Lane, I thought it was quiet until I approached the summitbardolph21/01/2017
Orrest Head, Banner Rig, School Knott, Grandsire, Nameless(school Knott) Cleabarrow hill and Heathewaite Hill.Alunrees3309/11/2016
Used permissive path from SE through Common Wood, to avoid having to find parking in Windermere. Just room for one car at start of path if you park tidily.Crib Goch29/10/2016
With Annacitygent19/09/2016
Last fell of the day - pink and blue clouds over the fells like a Victorian painting.Wycombe Wanderer06/09/2016
From The Causeway Farmdavidsharpe2317/07/2016
fa, with wife and kids, sunny & breezy, 2hr 30 min, 4km, from booths carpark and back.rum doodle 07/07/2016
First ascent with the kids. Took route from near train station. Fairly populated, wonderful views of the day.southie24/06/2016
On a backpack - Windermere to Ambleside section.Phreerunner20/06/2016
With Annacitygent12/05/2016
Retrospective log for this one. Late afternoon walk out of Windermere.jedthehumanoid22/04/2016
Windermere Holiday 2016cwrci07/04/2016
with KathrynKateady01/03/2016
Roadside parking in Windermere. Pleasant walk up well-defined paths. Life changing views for one A. Wainwright from here. There are good, but misty in light rain today so unfortunately not life changing for me.jonglew29/02/2016
Bagged early on a bright sunny morning.Dugswell228/02/2016
Parked in the layby east of the Windermere hotel. A pleasant fifty five minute walk to this excellent viewpoint with GB.bolton19/11/2015
Parked in layby (Maximum 2 hours) to east of Windermere Hotel at 415907 – From layby took waymarked path through Common Wood to summit. (PM)gerrybowes19/11/2015
From Windermere adrianturner30/10/2015
From Windermere Lakesgirl30/10/2015
With Sam,Elise and Mag. From Windermere Station returning via path above Causeway. Fine weather, dry and warm.iredale27/10/2015