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.

Meeting Place: TBA for a minibus pickup to the start

Meeting Time: Friday 8th May at 10:00am, 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: 20

Cost: £6.00 + donation to Lakeland Horticultural Society