English Lakeland


15. Windermere From Orrest Head

Windermere from Orrest Head. - This is one of the finest viewpoints of Windermere, and the panorama is one which all should see. The lake looks its true size, full ten miles in length, and, according to Christopher North, exhibits "the most magnificent background of mountains, not only in Westmorland, but, believe us, in the whole world." The houses, hotels, and shops of Windermere town fill in the foreground.

Windermere from above Bowness. - The prospect from this summit brings Bowness Bav and the popular Crown and Belsfield Hotels into prominence at our feet and discloses a wonderful vista of gleaming water, smiling meadow, and dominant fell, with Langdale Pikes and the distant lavender ranges of Lakeland beyond.