Heron Pike

Cumbria, England
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About Heron Pike

Heron Pike is the most southerly peak on the south ridge of Fairfield in the Eastern Fells. It has two summits; Wainwright chose the lower of the two which stands to the south at an elevation of 612 m (2,008 ft) with a prominence of 21 m (69 ft). The view is certainly better from here, with Windermere, the Coniston Fells and the Central Fells in view. The subsidiary top, Heron Pike North Top, also qualifies as a Nuttall (621 m / 2,039 ft). It is easily accessible from Ambleside, Rydal or Grasmere – when ascending from the last of these, Alcock Tarn, a small body of water, lies on a shelf on its lower slopes and makes a convenient stopping point. It is otherwise mostly climbed as part of the Fairfield Horseshoe.

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Cumbria, England
Latitude: 54.465, Longitude: -2.996363

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