Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere

Fabulous views of Grasmere


Route outline for walk c216:

- Grasmere  -   Grasmere (A591)  -   Stone Arthur  -   Great Rigg  -   Rydal Fell  -   Heron Pike (North Top)  -   Heron Pike  -   Butter Crag  -   Alcok Tarn  -   Grasmere (A591)  -   Grasmere.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
1
English
Mountain
Wainwright
3
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
3
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Marilyns
Bridget
1
Bridget

The highest point of this walk is Great Rigg at 766m (2514ft). Great Rigg is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (62nd highest in England, 107th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 54). Great Rigg is also known as an English Nuttall (76th in England, 130th in England & Wales).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Heron Pike (North Top), 621m (2038ft). Heron Pike (North Top) is also known as an English Nuttall (234th in England, 404th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Rydal Fell, 621m (2038ft). and a Bridget

Along the way you will also bag Heron Pike, 612m (2009ft) - a Wainwright (No. 128) and an English Nuttall (249th Eng, 433rd Eng & Wal) and Stone Arthur 500m (1641ft) - a Wainwright (No. 175).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

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

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


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere

In no particular order . . .

The famous Waterfalls at Rydal Hall

The famous Waterfalls at Rydal Hall

Photo: Wayne Hill (38)

Rydal Water (centre) with Lake Windermere (top left) and Grasmere (right) from Nab Scar on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Rydal Water (centre) with Lake Windermere (top left) and Grasmere (right) from Nab Scar on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (350)

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)

Temperature Inversion in the Rydal Valley from near Heron Pike

Temperature Inversion in the Rydal Valley from near Heron Pike

Photo: John Holt (2)

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

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

Photo: Mike Walker (346)

Grasmere shore

Grasmere shore

Photo: David Hayter (408)

Glenridding Dodd from Heron Pike

Glenridding Dodd from Heron Pike

Photo: David Hayter (332)

Rydal Beck at Rydal Hall

Rydal Beck at Rydal Hall

Photo: David Wright (264)

Little Langdale Valley from near Dale End

Little Langdale Valley from near Dale End

Photo: Jamie Caryl (6)

Dove Cottage near Grasmere

Dove Cottage near Grasmere

Photo: David Wright (262)


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