Windermere in a day – there’s so much to do!

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By Rachael Thomas on Aug 22, 2022 in Attractions, Europe, Food and Drink, Going Out, Leisure Travel, Regions, Restaurants, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, United Kingdom, Western Europe

There is so much to see and do in and around Windermere, so condensing it into one day is more than a little tricky. But, for whatever reason, if you were only in the area for one day, here’s an idea of what to do.

Breakfast at Homeground Café

Let’s get a good start to the day – breakfast in one of Windermere’s excellent cafés (there are plenty to choose from, but this is one of our favourites).

Homeground is in the centre of Windermere Village and has earned an enviable reputation for great food, coffee and, well, just being a great place to meet up with friends. What’s more, last year it claimed a spot on the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.

Homeground is open during the day for walk-ins only.

Orrest Head

After a leisurely breakfast, you’ll want to burn off some of those calories and where better than a short walk to the summit of Orrest Head. Not too long or steep for little legs and when you reach the top, the views across Lake Windermere and the Lake District fells beyond are simply breathtaking.

This is the place where author and fell-walker, Alfred Wainwright, first fell in love with the Lake District, saying; “These few hours on Orrest Head cast a spell that changed my life.”
In fact, he was so enchanted by the view and the sense of opportunity which lay before him, that he went on to write his pictorial guides to the…

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