3 Orrest Head and Holehird Gardens

Walk: A pleasant walk to Orrest Head viewpoint and a guided tour of Holehird Gardens.

For: Adults and children

Duration: About 4 hours including tour

Distance / Ascent: 5 miles / 8km, 620ft/200m

Grading: Easy

Description: A walk on field paths through quiet hamlets to Orrest Head, where Alfred Wainwright began his love affair with the Lake District mountains. Returning to Holehird for a guided tour of the magnificent hillside gardens. Visit their website HERE.

Meeting Place Option 1: Kendal Town Hall for a minibus pickup to the start
Meeting Place Option 2: Holehird Gardens car park (free parking)

Meeting Time: Friday 8th May at 10:00am at Kendal Town Hall, or meet at 10:30am at Holehird Gardens, Patterdale Road, Windermere, LA23 1NP

Leader / Organisation: Tony Willey / Lakeland Horticultural Society

Equipment: Walking shoes, waterproofs and a packed lunch - tea and coffee available in the gardens

Dogs: Sorry, no dogs allowed in the gardens

Max No People: 14 on minibus, 14 own transport.

Cost Option 1: £6.00 including mini bus + donation to Lakeland Horticultural Society
Cost Option 2: £3.00 + donation and make your own way to Holehird. Free car parking available at Holehird.


Programme of Events
 Option 1 minibus

KWF Basket

Programme of Events
 Option 2 own transport

KWF Basket