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Orrest Head viewfinder replaced

Posted 30 July 2012
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Orrest Head viewfinder replaced
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A new viewfinder at the spot famous for attracting the late Alfred Wainwright to the Lake District fells has been unveiled.

The diagram of the vista that can be seen from Orrest Head was unveiled on Saturday (July 28th), with the ceremony involving the two interested parties, Windemere Town Council and the Wainwright Society, who co-funded the project.

It was in 1931 that Alfred Wainwright made his first visit to what later became the national park, writing that it was the view across Windermere and the fells beyond that gave him the desire to explore all the fells.

The result was his seven pictorial guides to the Lakeland Fells, listing 214 of them in total.

Orrest Head is a short walk from Windermere Station and is therefore still one of the first places people can see a panoramic view after arriving in the national park.

Fells visible prominently from the spot include the Langdale Pikes, The Old Man of Coniston, Loughrigg and Fairfield.ADNFCR-2803-ID-801418146-ADNFCR