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Heron Pike

Heron Pike



Grid Reference: NY 35599 08300
Height: 612 metres/2008 feet

"The smallness of the summit gives depth to the views, which are particularly rich in lakes and tarns. Nearby are he fells of the Fairfield Horseshoe, but the best of the mountain scene is formed by the finely-grouped Coniston and Langdale fells with Scafell Pike overtopping all."
A Wainwright

The southern ridge of Fairfield descends over Great Rigg the summit of Heron Pike before droping down to Rydal over Nab Scar.

Heron Pike is on the popular Fairfield Horseshoe route and offers good views of the surrounding countryside.

On the western slopes of Heron Pike lies Alcock Tarn, a popular short walk from Grasmere below.

 

  1. The Fairfield Horseshoe from Heron Pike

    The Fairfield Horseshoe: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    On of the classic Lake District horseshoe walks, a long walk with little exposure, easy underfoot

    Distance: 17km / 11 miles
    Ascent: 1110m / 3400ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. On Great Rigg

    A Night in Priests Hole: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    Spend the night in a cave high in the mountains,watch the sun rise from the cave

    Distance: 20km / 12 miles
    Ascent: 1200m / 3900ft
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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