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
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

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 highest in England, 131st highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Rydal Fell (Heron Pike North Top) at 621m (2038ft). Rydal Fell (Heron Pike North Top) is also known as an English Nuttall (232nd highest in England, 402nd highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag:

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 . . .

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Glenridding Dodd from Heron Pike

Glenridding Dodd from Heron Pike

Photo: David Hayter (332)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Grasmere

Grasmere

Photo: Kevin Smith (1)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Heron Pike and Windermere from Great Rigg

Heron Pike and Windermere from Great Rigg

Photo: Jamie Caryl (4)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Windermere from Heron Pike

Windermere from Heron Pike

Photo: Jamie Caryl (5)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Temperature Inversion in the Rydal Valley from near Heron Pike

Temperature Inversion in the Rydal Valley from near Heron Pike

Photo: John Holt (2)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - 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)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - East from Stone Arthur

East from Stone Arthur

Photo: James Brennan (1)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Dove Cottage near Grasmere

Dove Cottage near Grasmere

Photo: David Wright (262)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Rydal Head with Fairfield (left) and Hart Crag (right) from Great Rigg

Rydal Head with Fairfield (left) and Hart Crag (right) from Great Rigg

Photo: Christine Shepherd (112)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Fairfield from Heron Pike

Fairfield from Heron Pike

Photo: Timothy Towers (6)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Grasmere from Stone Arthur

Grasmere from Stone Arthur

Photo: Jamie Caryl (3)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Snowdrops emerging in Grasmere - spring is on the way!

Snowdrops emerging in Grasmere - spring is on the way!

Photo: Mike Knipe (214)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Me & my shadow approaching Great Rigg in the snow

Me & my shadow approaching Great Rigg in the snow

Photo: Sandra Littlewood (8)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - The southern end of Grasmere

The southern end of Grasmere

Photo: David Wright (266)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (339)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - On Heron Pike - with a view all the way from Lake Windermere to Morecambe Bay

On Heron Pike - with a view all the way from Lake Windermere to Morecambe Bay

Photo: Chris Rybka (1)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Grasmere

Grasmere

Photo: David Wright (263)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Autumn in Grasmere Village

Autumn in Grasmere Village

Photo: Linda Royston (1)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Seat Sandal towering above Grasmere

Seat Sandal towering above Grasmere

Photo: Edward Felstead (1)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Sunset from Heron Pike

Sunset from Heron Pike

Photo: Timothy Towers (8)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - The famous Waterfalls at Rydal Hall

The famous Waterfalls at Rydal Hall

Photo: Wayne Hill (38)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Grasmere shore

Grasmere shore

Photo: David Hayter (408)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Heron Pike (North Top) summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

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

Photo: Mike Walker (346)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Autumn colours near Grasmere

Autumn colours near Grasmere

Photo: David Connolly (14)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - *Lakeland panorama featuring a snow-topped Helvellyn (centre left) and Fairfield (centre right) from above Grasmere

*Lakeland panorama featuring a snow-topped Helvellyn (centre left) and Fairfield (centre right) from above Grasmere

Photo: Simon Barnett (34)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Rydal Mount

Rydal Mount

Photo: David Wright (265)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Grasmere Church

Grasmere Church

Photo: Stuart Richardson (11)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Approaching Heron Pike with Fairfield beyond

Approaching Heron Pike with Fairfield beyond

Photo: John Holt (3)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - 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)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Grasmere from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Grasmere from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (342)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Sunset from Heron Pike on the Fairfield Horseshoe

Sunset from Heron Pike on the Fairfield Horseshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (348)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - 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)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Grasmere from Stone Arthur

Grasmere from Stone Arthur

Photo: David Hayter (317)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - 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)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Grasmere Lake

Grasmere Lake

Photo: Linda Royston (4)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Windermere from Heron Pike

Windermere from Heron Pike

Photo: Timothy Towers (7)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Wordsworth's Grave in Grasmere Church Graveyard

Wordsworth's Grave in Grasmere Church Graveyard

Photo: Stuart Richardson (12)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - The Swan Hotel near Grasmere with Stone Arthur beyond

The Swan Hotel near Grasmere with Stone Arthur beyond

Photo: David Hayter (319)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Grasmere from the lower slopes of Stone Arthur

Grasmere from the lower slopes of Stone Arthur

Photo: Jamie Caryl (2)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Rydal Beck at Rydal Hall

Rydal Beck at Rydal Hall

Photo: David Wright (264)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Fishing Boat on Grasmere

Fishing Boat on Grasmere

Photo: David Hayter (407)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Helm Crag & Steel Fell (left), Grasmere Village & Dunmail Raise (centre) and Seat Sandal (right) beautifully reflected in Grasmere

Helm Crag & Steel Fell (left), Grasmere Village & Dunmail Raise (centre) and Seat Sandal (right) beautifully reflected in Grasmere

Photo: David Hayter (415)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Helm Crag from Stone Arthur

Helm Crag from Stone Arthur

Photo: David Hayter (318)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Stone Arthur from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Stone Arthur from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (343)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (340)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Grasmere Shore

Grasmere Shore

Photo: David Hayter (409)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Grasmere from the west shore

Grasmere from the west shore

Photo: Linda Royston (2)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Seat Sandal with Fairfield beyond from Grasmere

Seat Sandal with Fairfield beyond from Grasmere

Photo: David Connolly (1)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Seat Sandal from Great Rigg on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Seat Sandal from Great Rigg on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (338)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - 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)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Grasmere Lake

Grasmere Lake

Photo: Bryan Auty (4)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Great Rigg from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Great Rigg from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (341)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Helm Crag from Grasmere

Helm Crag from Grasmere

Photo: David Connolly (2)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Autumn leaves in Grasmere

Autumn leaves in Grasmere

Photo: Linda Royston (3)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Lorna Auty on the shore of Grasmere

Lorna Auty on the shore of Grasmere

Photo: Bryan Auty (2)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Grasmere from Stone Arthur

Grasmere from Stone Arthur

Photo: Philip Butler (5)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Great Rigg and Fairfield from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Great Rigg and Fairfield from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (344)

Walk c216 Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Grisedale Hause, Dollywaggon Pike (centre), Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn and Striding Edge (far right) from Great Rigg

Grisedale Hause, Dollywaggon Pike (centre), Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn and Striding Edge (far right) from Great Rigg

Photo: David Hayter (316)


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