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Heron Pike
612m (2009ft)

The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Heron Pike as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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Wainwright
(No. 128)

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247th highest in England,
430th in England & Wales

Walk Heron Pike walking UK Mountains in The Eastern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Heron Pike Summit

Photo: Chris Rybka

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OS Explorer Map OL7
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Heron Pike Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Heron Pike

Geoff Hand walked up on December 15th, 2021 [from/via/route] Parked at Rydal & walked along Rydal Water & Grasmere Lake & into Grasmere. Walked across the fields to the Swan, went up by Michael's fold then straight upto Heron Pike. Very tough! wouldn't recommend it. Came back by Lord Crag to Rydal. A damp day with poor visibility but hey I was walking in the Lakes so all good! [with] Alone with Tess [weather] Drizzle & damp. Poor visibility.

Pete George climbed on November 12th, 2021 [from/via/route] Ambleside [with] Roco [weather] Sunny but wet underfoot

Bay Wan bagged on October 12th, 2021 [from/via/route] Parked at the village hall car park in Grasmere. Drizzle for most of the ridge but we almost missed Heron Pike as the 'path' up there was none existent so we ended up walking up the side of the hill on grass - tougher than expected! Hit Great Rigg & Descended via Stone Arthur [with] Cocoa dog - 10 yrs + Paul Harper [weather] Drizzle, cloudy on top

Carl Tillotson hiked on August 28th, 2021 [from/via/route] Fairfield Horseshoe [with] June [weather] Sunny, little wind, high level cloud - Went down the bad step, not bad in the end, lol.

Andrew Flynn summited on August 14th, 2021 [from/via/route] Fairfield Horseshoe [with] Nicola [weather] Sunny

Paul Ward conquered on April 26th, 2016 [from/via/route] Started from Wild Campsite near Hartsop [with] Jamie

Jeremy Torrance scaled on July 27th, 2013 [from/via/route] Ambleside [with] Duncan [weather] Sunny - Fairfield Horseshoe

Claire Kirk walked up on August 11th, 2015 [from/via/route] Rydal [with] Alone [weather] Fine

John Hanlon climbed on September 18th, 2020 [from/via/route] Rothay Hotel (BadgerBar) [with] solo [weather] Sunny - Wainwright 2of8 on the Fairfield Horseshoe route

Phil Higgins bagged on June 10th, 2018 [from/via/route] Nab Scar (clockwise) [with] Steve Brown [weather] Mixed! - Running Fairfield Horseshoe. 10.49 miles distance. 2:24.

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Heron Pike

Looking down to Alcock Tarn from near Heron Pike with Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Steel Fell beyond

Looking down to Alcock Tarn from near Heron Pike with Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Steel Fell beyond

Photo: Christine Shepherd (111)

Glenridding Dodd from Heron Pike

Glenridding Dodd from Heron Pike

Photo: David Hayter (332)

Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg and Fairfield from Rydal Park

Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg and Fairfield from Rydal Park

Photo: Wayne Hill (39)

Great Rigg (left) Fairfield (centre) and Dove Crag (right) from Heron Pike

Great Rigg (left) Fairfield (centre) and Dove Crag (right) from Heron Pike

Photo: Jamie Caryl (1)

*Heron Pike and Nab Scar from Fairfield

*Heron Pike and Nab Scar from Fairfield

Photo: Wayne Hill (35)

Heron Pike from Low Pike (Scandale)

Heron Pike from Low Pike (Scandale)

Photo: Mike Walker (320)

Early morning mist over Grasmere with Heron Pike (left) and Helm Crag (right) from Steel Fell (Dead Pike)

Early morning mist over Grasmere with Heron Pike (left) and Helm Crag (right) from Steel Fell (Dead Pike)

Photo: Chris Haselden (21)

Heron Pike from Glenridding Dodd

Heron Pike from Glenridding Dodd

Photo: David Hayter (331)

Lake Windermere, Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Heron Pike (North Top) and Great Rigg (far right) from the summit of Low Pike (Scandale)

Lake Windermere, Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Heron Pike (North Top) and Great Rigg (far right) from the summit of Low Pike (Scandale)

Photo: Mike Walker (318)

Great Ridge, Heron Pike and Windermere beyond from Fairfield

Great Ridge, Heron Pike and Windermere beyond from Fairfield

Photo: Raymond Brown (29)

Sunset from Heron Pike on the Fairfield Horseshoe

Sunset from Heron Pike on the Fairfield Horseshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (348)

Great Rigg (left). Stone Arthur (centre) and Heron Pike (right) from the top of High Raven Crag

Great Rigg (left). Stone Arthur (centre) and Heron Pike (right) from the top of High Raven Crag

Photo: Alan Wainwright (204)

Windermere from Heron Pike

Windermere from Heron Pike

Photo: Jamie Caryl (5)

The Helevllyn Ridge featuring: Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn), White Side, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Dollywaggon Pike, St Sunday Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg and Heron Pike with Steel Fell (mid distance) and Calf Crag, Gibson Knott and Helm Crag  (foreground) from Brownrigg Moss

The Helevllyn Ridge featuring: Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Raise (Helvellyn), White Side, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Dollywaggon Pike, St Sunday Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg and Heron Pike with Steel Fell (mid distance) and Calf Crag, Gibson Knott and Helm Crag (foreground) from Brownrigg Moss

Photo: Alan Wainwright (211)

Windermere from Heron Pike

Windermere from Heron Pike

Photo: Timothy Towers (7)

Dunmail Raise and Grasmere Village in the valley with Helvellyn (left), Fairfield (centre) and Seat Scandal, Great Rigg and Heron Pike beyond from Lang How

Dunmail Raise and Grasmere Village in the valley with Helvellyn (left), Fairfield (centre) and Seat Scandal, Great Rigg and Heron Pike beyond from Lang How

Photo: David Connolly (5)

Heron Pike, Heron Pike (North Top), Great Rigg, Rydal Head and Fairfield from Hart Crag

Heron Pike, Heron Pike (North Top), Great Rigg, Rydal Head and Fairfield from Hart Crag

Photo: Mike Walker (329)

The Fairfield Horseshoe from the summit of Fairfield with Dove Crag (left), Rydal Beck, Ambleside, Windermere, Nab Scar and Heron Pike (prominent right)

The Fairfield Horseshoe from the summit of Fairfield with Dove Crag (left), Rydal Beck, Ambleside, Windermere, Nab Scar and Heron Pike (prominent right)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (116)

Heron Pike (North Top) from Low Pike (Scandale)

Heron Pike (North Top) from Low Pike (Scandale)

Photo: Mike Walker (321)

Stone Arthur, Great Rigg and Heron Pike above Greenbank from Stang End

Stone Arthur, Great Rigg and Heron Pike above Greenbank from Stang End

Photo: David Wright (73)


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