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Heron Pike
612m (2008ft)

The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Heron Pike as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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(No. 128)

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246th 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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The Lake District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL7 The English Lakes - South Eastern area


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90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


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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

Sarah Moore walked up Heron Pike on December 5th, 2022 [from/via/route] c247 / The Fairfield Horseshoe (from Ambleside) [with] On my own [weather] Beautiful start with a cold edge... turning to icy cold with sleet & minimal visibility between Great Rigg - Fairfield - Hart Crag. - This one scared me. The realisation that if I slipped up at Fairfield then I don't know that I could have waited an hour plus for mountain rescue was very scary. Used the GPS & was proud of myself but major "eeek"

Martin Hartshorne climbed Heron Pike on September 12th, 2022 [with] finley [weather] Low cloud then sunshine to finish

Ian Ashton bagged Heron Pike on August 20th, 2022 [from/via/route] Failed Fairfield horseshoe [with] Stevie H [weather] Bad

Mr Davison hiked Heron Pike on November 18th, 2017 [from/via/route] Fairfiled horseshoe [with] Ian F, Ian F, Mike, Gary, Simon, Martyn, Andy [weather] sunny,

Christine Shepherd summited Heron Pike during May, 2007 [from/via/route] Walked from Rydal using walk c247 Did this walk for the fifth time on 19.6.22 [with] Tony Sailes [weather] Fine but misty on Fairfield - Bagged this again on 30.9.07 with Miriam & on my own on 30.4.11 & 25.3.18

Shirley Philips has conquered Heron Pike [from/via/route] Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside

John King scaled Heron Pike on June 18th, 2022 [from/via/route] A591/Alcock Tarn [weather] Clear & Dry

John Tippins walked up Heron Pike on June 18th, 2022 [from/via/route] From White Moss car park [with] With Cornelia [weather] Dry, sun/cloud, breezy & a bit chilly on exposed areas.

Tony Halliday climbed Heron Pike on May 28th, 2022 [from/via/route] Circular walk starting at rydal taking in nab scar heron pike rydal fell great rigg Fairfield hart crag dove crag high pike & low pike known as the fairfield circular or round [with] My boarder terrier jimmy boo and George also my wife sal [weather] The weather was warm start dry sunny no wind but cooler on the summit some clouds - A tough circular roughly 11 miles great views over rydal water & Windermere & surrounding fells a brutal start of 3.5 hours of climbing & equally as brutal 3.5 hours of going down ended with a nice couple of pints & the sun came out in all its glory in the beer garden

Geoff Hand bagged Heron Pike 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.

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

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)

The rocky outcrop on the summit of Heron Pike on The Fairfield Horeshoe

The rocky outcrop on the summit of Heron Pike on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (347)

Temperature Inversion in the Rydal Valley from near Heron Pike

Temperature Inversion in the Rydal Valley from near Heron Pike

Photo: John Holt (2)

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 from Glenridding Dodd

Heron Pike from Glenridding Dodd

Photo: David Hayter (331)

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)

Heron Pike (North Top) summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Heron Pike (North Top) summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (346)

Glenridding Dodd from Heron Pike

Glenridding Dodd from Heron Pike

Photo: David Hayter (332)

Lake Windermere and Rydal Valley from Rydal Head with Heron Pike on the right

Lake Windermere and Rydal Valley from Rydal Head with Heron Pike on the right

Photo: Mike Walker (333)

Sun set over Heron Pike (North Top) on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Sun set over Heron Pike (North Top) on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (345)

Great Ridge, Heron Pike and Windermere beyond from Fairfield

Great Ridge, Heron Pike and Windermere beyond from Fairfield

Photo: Raymond Brown (29)

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

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

Photo: Mike Walker (321)

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)

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)

Windermere from Heron Pike

Windermere from Heron Pike

Photo: Jamie Caryl (5)

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 and Windermere from Great Rigg

Heron Pike and Windermere from Great Rigg

Photo: Jamie Caryl (4)

*Heron Pike and Nab Scar from Fairfield

*Heron Pike and Nab Scar from Fairfield

Photo: Wayne Hill (35)

Sunset from Heron Pike

Sunset from Heron Pike

Photo: Timothy Towers (8)

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)


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