SD4199 : South Windermere from Orrest Head

taken 7 years ago, near to Windermere, Cumbria, Great Britain

South Windermere from Orrest Head
South Windermere from Orrest Head
Windermere :: SD3997

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. It is a ribbon lake formed in a glacial trough after the retreat of ice at the end of the last ice age some 13000 years ago.

The lake is largely surrounded by foothills of the Lake District which provide pleasant low-level walks; to the north and north-east are the higher fells of central Lakeland. It has been one of the country's most popular places for holidays and summer homes since the arrival of the Kendal and Windermere Railway's branch line in 1847.

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 Alfred Wainwright's LinkExternal link “The Outlying Fells of Lakeland” LinkExternal link , and the first fell he climbed.

Orrest Head is typically climbed directly on a zig-zag path through the wooded slopes from the town of Windermere near the station LinkExternal link (Where2Walk).

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Date Taken
Monday, 26 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Monday, 2 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Uplands  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Woodland, Forest 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G3 
Lake (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 412 990 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:22.9904N 2:54.3930W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 414 993
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Viewpoint  Lake District  Hills  Fells  Lake  Trees 

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