Heron Pike

Overview
Height: 2,003 Feet - 612 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 356 083
Area: Eastern
Ordnance Survey: OL5
Wainwright Guidebook: One

Heron Pike is a grassy mound on the long southern ridge of Fairfield. From no direction does it look like a pike or a peak nor will herons be found there. It is a viewpoint of some merit but otherwise of little interest. It is climbed not, as a rule but because it happens to lie on a popular route to Fairfield.

 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

The Fairfield Horseshoe from Heron Pike summit

Heron Pike from Nab Scar.

 

There are 7 walks to choose from including Heron Pike

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 3 The Fairfield Horseshoe

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14th February 2016
ASCENT: 4,436 Feet - 1'352 Meters
MILES: 13
WAINWRIGHTS: 9, Nab Scar - Heron Pike - Stone Arthur - Great Rigg - Fairfield - Hart Crag - Dove Crag - High Pike - Low Pike
ROUTE: Pelter Bridge - A591 - Rydal Mount - Nab Scar - Heron Pike - Greenhead Gill - Stone Arthur - Great Rigg - Fairfield - Hart Crag - Dove Crag - High Pike - Low Pike - Low Sweden Copice - Rydal Park - Rydal Mount - A591 - Pelter Bridge
 

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 17 -The Fairfield Horseshoe

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20th June 2015
ASCENT: 3,558 Feet - 1,085 Metres
MILES: 11.3
SUMMITS OVER 2,000 Ft: 10, Dove Crag - Hart Crag - Fairfield - Great Rigg - Rydal Fell (NY 356 095) - Rydal Fell (NY 356 093) Rydal Fell (NY 356 092) - Rydal Fell (NY 356 091) - Erne Crag - Heron Pike
ROUTE: Miller Bridge – Rothay Park – Ambleside – Nook Lane - Nook End Farm - Low Sweden Bridge - Low Pike - High Pike – Dove Crag – Hart Crag – Link Hause – Fairfield – Great Rigg – Heron Pike – Erne Crag - Nab Scar – Rydal Hall – Rydal Park – Scandale Bridge – Ambleside – Miller Bridge
 

An alternative Fairfield Horseshoe

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29th November 2014
ASCENT: 4,500 Feet – 1,372 Meters
MILES: 13.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 8, Red Screes – Little Hart Crag – Dove Crag – Hart Crag – Fairfield – Great Rigg – Heron Pike – Nab Scar
ROUTE: Miller Bridge – Rothay Park – Ambleside – Kirkstone Road – Snarker Pike – Red Screes – Scandale Pass – Little Hart Crag – Bakestones Moss – Dove Crag – Hart Crag – Link Hause – Fairfield – Great Rigg – Heron Pike – Nab Scar – Rydal Hall – Rydal Park – Scandale Bridge – Ambleside – Miller Bridge
 

Fairfield to Nab Scar via Little Tongue Gill


16th February 2014

ASCENT: 2,683 Feet, 818 Meters
MILES: 7.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Fairfield – Great Rigg – Heron Pike – Nab Scar
ROUTE: A591 – Mill Bridge – Little Tongue Gill – Hause Riggs – Hause Moss – Grisedale Hause – Fairfield – Great Rigg – Heron Pike – Nab Scar – Alcock Tarn – Forest Side Plantation – Michaels Nook – A591 – Mill Bridge
 

Making the most of it, Stone Arthur to Elterwater

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21st September 2013
ASCENT: 3,097 Feet, 944 Meters
MILES: 13.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Stone Arthur – Great Rigg – Heron Pike – Nab Scar
ROUTE: A591 – Stone Arthur – Great Rigg – Heron Pike – Nab Scar – Rydal – Rydal Church – Rydal Water – Loughrigg Terrace – Loughrigg Tarn – Skelwith Bridge – Skelwith Force – Elterwater – Walthwaite Bottom – Hammerscar Plantation – Grasmere – A591
 

Great Rigg from Rydal

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7th December 2012
ASCENT: 696 Metres, 2,283 Feet
MILES: 7.3
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Nab Scar – Heron Pike – Great Rigg – Stone Arthur
ROUTE: Rydal – Nab Scar – Heron Pike – Great Rigg – Stone Arthur – Greenhead Gill – Alcock Tarn – Brackenfell Woods – Rydal Coffin Route – Rydal
 

The Fairfield Horseshoe

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28th May 2011
ASCENT: 3,420 Feet
MILES: 9
WAINWRIGHTS: 8, Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, High Pike (Scandale) & Low Pike
ROUTE:  
 

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