Windermere from Orrest Head
Orrest Head is a hill in the English Lake District on the eastern shores of Windermere. It is the subject of a chapter in Wainwright‘s The Outlying Fells of Lakeland, and the first fell he climbed. He describes it as “our first ascent in Lakeland, our first sight of mountains in tumultuous array across glittering waters, our awakening to beauty” and also as “a fitting finale, too, to a life made happy by fellwandering”.
On the summit is a panorama naming the key visible fells which include the Old Man of Coniston, Scafell Pike, Great Gable, Fairfield and the Langdale Pikes and many more.
Spectacular Lake Windermere is the largest lake in England, measuring ten and a half miles long and a mile and a quarter across at it’s widest point, with a depth of up to 220 feet. The lake is so large that it has a slight but discernable tide. The lake has three principal towns on its east bank, the twin towns of Bowness and Windermere, and Ambleside which lies further to the north. Across the lake from Ambleside, the turrets of Wray Castle are clearly visible on the west shore and the grand Langdales are visable from afar along most of the shoreline. Windermere has some of the most picturesque views in the Lakes.
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